Interstellar Adventures

August 30, 2006

Sprain, Strains and Squished Toes

Filed under: Training — by InterstellarLass @ 8:28 am

Monday night, on my way home from the gym, I stopped to get milk. Miraculously, it had started to rain on Sunday, and continued to rain Monday. The first rain we’ve in months that lasted more than fifteen minutes! And the clouds overhead were really dark, so I could tell it was about to start coming down again.

I walked out of the store, and down I went. The wheelchair ramp I was walking down was slick, and my right foot went out from under me, backwards. I landed on my right knee, and caught myself on my left hand from going all the way down. And of course, I was seen by a guy walking toward the store. In the car, the back of my right shoulder was hurting. I’d been holding the half-gallon of milk in my right hand, and I’m sure I flung my right arm out for balance. And my knee was a little sore, as was the knuckle of my left index finger, where I’d actually stopped my fall. Power Knuckle!

Yesterday, my left shoulder was a little sore, and got worse through the day. I’m pretty sure I sprained or otherwise strained my left shoulder. I can only lift it so far, and reaching for things, like the phone, too quickly and at the wrong angle results in an OW!.

Last night, I was putting away dinner items into the fridge, and I bumped one of the shelves in the refrigerator door. I’m not sure which bottle of dressing was the culprit, but something landed on my left big toe and PAIN shot right through me. I said a few words very loudly and then tried to remember those Lamaze breathing techniques. Nope, they didn’t work this time either. I’m rather disappointed my toes is not black and blue this morning. But it does hurt, and when I walk, I feel it. So, I’m a bit slow this morning.

I think I need to go into bubble mode before I hurt something else! No step or yoga for me tonight. I’ll have to sweat it out on the elliptical again. Bless it’s low-impact little self.


  1. Oh, I hate falling and then looking up to find someone else has seen me. Hope nothing is strained, pulled, twisted, tweaked, or sprained.

    Comment by Bone — August 30, 2006 @ 8:45 am |Reply

  2. hmmm, maybe you’d better stay home today. 😉

    Comment by Laura — August 30, 2006 @ 9:31 am |Reply

  3. Explain to me why there always has to be a witness when you do something like that? Every darn time. Did he at least ask if you were ok??

    Comment by KaraMia — August 30, 2006 @ 9:51 am |Reply

  4. oh man, i hate when that happens. i knocked myself unconscious with my car door once. lucky there was no one around to witness my stupidity… that time!

    hope you are feeling better soon.

    here from michele’s.

    Comment by barbie2be — August 30, 2006 @ 10:15 am |Reply

  5. Oh my God! Poor Lass. You do need a bubble. Everyone better be babying you right now. That sounds painful.

    Comment by Jolynn — August 30, 2006 @ 11:15 am |Reply

  6. Ow indeed!

    Comment by Gypsy — August 30, 2006 @ 11:44 am |Reply

  7. You know, the bubble is a good idea. There are days I could use one. Or better yet, wrap yourself up in bubble wrap! Won’t Nick be surprised? Probably not as alluring as plastic wrap, but it has potential for fun! (pop! pop!)

    Feel better soon…….

    Comment by Marie — August 30, 2006 @ 12:02 pm |Reply

  8. When i read bubble the first time I thought you meant bubble bath. LOL! Sounds like you need one of those too.

    Comment by nancy — August 30, 2006 @ 12:17 pm |Reply

  9. I’m glad you’re still in one piece and hope you don’t get anymore knocks or bumps at all…poor thing!

    Comment by Claire — August 30, 2006 @ 12:31 pm |Reply

  10. Yeooow! What a parade of ouches. The worse thing I did lately was close my hand in the car door. It took me a minute to figure out just why my hand was hurting like crazy.

    Yes, take the night off. Bubble bath, comfort foods, and a good night’s sleep. Also, have that shoulder checked, you might have torn muscle or ligament.
    Take care.

    Comment by writerchick — August 30, 2006 @ 10:24 pm |Reply

  11. For sure, stay away from the salad dressing today. Might I suggest a candle-lit dinner, totally prepared by somebody else?

    Comment by ben — August 31, 2006 @ 6:59 am |Reply

  12. You’re taking a beating, Lass! I thought wheelchair ramps were for people already in wheelchairs, not for putting people in them. Feel better soon!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 31, 2006 @ 9:45 am |Reply

  13. Good Job,Thank you for share this

    Comment by Thiwa — November 18, 2009 @ 11:23 pm |Reply

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