I fought the law and the law won.

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  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    …that is, the law of gravity.

    On Monday afternoon, I was headed out of the house, when I lost my footing on the bottom step & face-planted on the concrete. Ouch!

    The good news is that the Fall detection feature on my Apple Watch works. I fell & it called 911. Given that I hit my head, a trip to the ER seemed like a good idea. I had a CT scan which showed no brain injuries, thankfully.

    But my lips are swollen and my face looks like I have been through a boxing match…or possibly a blender. Lots of abrasions and possible a small fracture of my left elbow. It was hard to be sure from the x-rays (read by the ER doc’s and later, my orthopedist). So I had a CT scan of the elbow today. I will know more in a few days.

    If someone can find some gravity and beat it up for me, I’d be really grateful.
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  2. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Ouch ouch! Hope you mend quick and well! :angelic013:
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    Get well soon.:):eatdrink047:
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  4. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Praying for a quick recovery.
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps


    Speedy recovery, Sara... so glad it wasn't worse.
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  6. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

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    Glad you're ok... and not in jail lol!
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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I thought about punching my local stairs in retaliation, Sara. I didn't do it, but I briefly thought about it, and it's the thought that counts, right?

    Get well soon!
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  8. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Owie!! So sorry and I'll kick gravities behind soon as I find it. Get well soon
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  9. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Ouch! Hope you heal up quick.
    As for fighting gravity, as I have never studied law...
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  10. Bax

    Bax Well-Known Member

    ...on the BRIGHT side, Sara -- having a swollen face and swollen lips won't effect your shaving routine. Imagine how terrible it would have been if you'd injured or bruised your LEGS! Hope you have a speedy recovery!
    - Bax
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  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Well, I guess that would be a step in the right direction:scared011:
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  12. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    Stairs are the real culprit here, IMO. Stupid stairs!

    Hope you feel better soon, Sara.
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  13. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I'm so sorry, Sara. I'm thankful your injuries were relatively minor. Heal up quickly. :)
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  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b


    I wish I had known this. I would have saved a ton of money on handrails. :D
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  15. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    @wristwatchb handrails ar always a good idea. But having seen the video of my fall (caught by my Ring camera) this is one of those falls where a handrail would have only made it worse. I’d have likely dislocated my shoulder.

    Since I’m posting, first let me thank all of you for the kind & caring words.

    Next, a story I think you will appreciate. We had long-standing plans, this week, for a trip to Lancaster, PA. Despite my injuries, we went (I’m still there) as I didn’t think I’d recover any better sitting on my bum at home. So A)hubby got his archery instructor’s certificate and B) I am coming home with a big box full of empty wooden cigar boxes.

    As they are useful, and we were walking past a cigar shop, we went in to ask if we could purchase some empties. The owner showed me one & asked if I liked it. I did, & asked him how much he charged. I think that the idea of charging for them hadn’t occurred to him, so he said I could just have it. In fact, as he was reorganizing, he offered me a case of them, which we happily accepted. He just wanted them out of the way, so I got a whole lot of them for free.

    As neither of us smokes, we purchased a lighter -always handy for bow & arrow maintenance-since it seemed the least we could do.
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  16. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Glad to hear the fall hasn't kept you down. Way to get up and get going!
    Congrats to your hubby.
    Wooden cigar boxes aren't cheap whenever I've come across them.
    I stopped smoking cigars several years ago. The shops I went to would sell them, usually $5-$10 each.
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  17. Bax

    Bax Well-Known Member

    I got an empty cigar box from a local cigar shop near me, and turned it into a three string guitar. It works great, and looks cool! Now if I only had some skill to go with it...
    - Bax
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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Pics please!
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  19. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

  20. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Here is one of the cigar boxes I got. I received a total of 19- all this style.
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