Monday, June 9, 2008

Walk Much?

I don't really consider myself a clumsy person. Sure, I've fallen once or twice- always at the wrong moments. Once, I tripped into an elevator while I was trying to impress some guys. At our wedding, I tripped over my dress while walking down the aisle. Luckily both times I didn't fall, but it was pretty obvious that I have trouble walking!

Sunday morning I woke up around 5 to take some medicine for my back. It was still dark outside, so I carefully walked to the bathroom. On the way back to bed, I must have gotten off-track and ended up tripping over the laundry basket and falling into our bed. Actually, not the bed- the wooden bed frame. My arm ended up between the mattress and the frame. Needless to say, it kinda hurt. Keith immediately jumped out of bed and asked if I was okay. I'm sure I scared the living daylights out of him with all of the racket I made! Anyways, I was fine but my arm felt pretty sore. Yesterday I woke up and saw that I had a slight bruise. I really thought it would be bigger, and secretly hoped that it was bigger than that to prove just how hard I had fallen!

Today I went to the chiropractor who had asked if I had done anything unusual the past couple of days. I had told him my back felt great Saturday night after my adjustment, but last night it was really tightening up. I told him that I couldn't think of anything different that I had done. Then he asked, "What happened to your arm?" I mentioned that I fell into the bed yesterday, and said maybe that was what was making my back sore. His response: "You think?" Haha! Okay, so maybe that was a dumb thing to say. On my way out the door, he told me to ice my back, do my stretches, and oh, yeah- don't fall or get hit by any cars. Check, check, and check!
Anywho, I decided to take a picture of the bruise just because it actually looks quite terrible today:

Here's to hoping I can stay on my two feet at least until my back is healed!


starfitch said... careful, girl! That looks awful! At least Keith jumped up, Dave probably would have shushed me for making too much noise. ;-)

Emily said...

Oh my! That is a heck of a bruise! It is so easy to fall on things in the middle of the night. One time when I was in college (summer at home), I came home late and didn't want to turn the lights on upstairs to avoid waking my parents. I was about to crawl into bed, but wanted to pick my cell phone up from off of the floor. I leaned over (in the dark) and smacked my chin REALLY hard into a desk chair. Oops. Luckily I didn't break the bone, but it seriously put my into the fetal position on the bed. NOT fun!

IUgirl78 said...

OUCH!!!! I noticed it immediately when I saw you yesterday. It looks painful!

Aunt H said...

Yikes! You're takin' after your little sis, there. I love this picture because, at first glance, it looks like you just have your hand behind your head and you're doing a "sexy" pose.