I (finally) get motivated to accomplish some big projects, and now I'm down and out for 6 weeks...
Standing on this wall (which I have done 100's of times!) removing that big "highway" shrub....
.... I adjusted my left foot and
Result: breaking ribs 10 & 11 on my left side
The only Peculiar things I am dealing with now is the clicking/rubbing sensation at the breaks and the minor overdose of prescription pain killer! (if needed, I will be cutting the single tablet in half next time) Special consideration will have to be given to the rest of my skeletal structure, as I won't be surprised if I am "out of whack".
(Idiom out of whack, Informal . out of order or alignment; not inproper condition.)
So, there goes the progress in tackling other areas of the house as well - cleaning out the
Thanks to Daughter, (woo hoo!) that knoll now looks like .....
|Location of accident - that little step down.|
|Hit my back on this lower wall and ended up on the lawn.|
These plants will just have to wait ....
|nearly iridescent sedum|
|tag showing flowers of the Pineapple Guava|
The 3 neighbor men who gathered to assist Daughter in returning me to an upright stable position all insisted that we go to the emergency room (a 4 hour tour) for x-rays.
Just to be certain that my lung was not punctured. (yeah, that cinched it!)
What do you see?
The Old Woman or The Young Woman?
I have always seen the Young Woman,
but today I feel like the Old Woman.
Thanking my lucky stars that "this too shall pass"! Maybe forced procrastination will help break me of my natural stalling abilities?!
P.S. My Sister just sent this photo of the wall standing gardener generation that proceeds me....
|Mom - Today in Portland, Oregon (even after hearing about my fall!)|