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Just Don't Do It

Remember not to stand on chairs to reach things, and absolutely never climb to reach something when you’re not wearing good tread footwear, and the chair is slippery wood. Chairs aren’t meant to be stood on anyway. So don't try to use one just because it's higher than your stepstool.

I spent a painful day after falling from what I mentioned above. How stupid can one be, just trying to spray an ant that was way up on the wall. I fell, or rather my feet shot out from under me, and I landed on my back and my head slammed on the floor. My first thought was, Oh, no, I’ve hit my head of all things, boy of all things I don’t want to land on, it’s my head.

I have a painful bump there, but not much else going on.

I talked to my sisters, who quizzed me on how exactly I felt. After a while I still didn’t have any dizziness or vision changes, no other body symptoms, so I didn’t think the ER was needed. They continued checking in with me every few hours. We already have one brother who is disabled from two head injuries.

Yesterday I had to put ice on my neck all day, which must have gotten rattled hard. Mike did warn me that pain would develop over 2-3 days, and that was correct.

posted on Apr 24, 2022 3:31 PM ()


Geez, just thinking about the possibility is painful.
comment by jjoohhnn on May 4, 2022 5:13 AM ()
A bad fall like that just shakes us to our core - just the sound of your body hitting the floor is frightening. When people of a certain age hit their head in a fall, I always worry about a brain bleed that eventually gets them and they die. I'll be thinking about you... let us know when you get to feeling better.
comment by traveltales on Apr 25, 2022 7:16 PM ()
Thanks -- I was lucky it wasn't worse. I haven't even had what I'd call a headache, just a very sore bruise. But I've been deliberately doing nothing for several days.
reply by drmaus on Apr 25, 2022 7:40 PM ()
Ted is pretty tall and I have him replace light bulbs or if I want less griping about it, I get the tallest one of the twins to do it. Head injuries
are a no no!
comment by elderjane on Apr 25, 2022 4:13 AM ()
Yes, get the kids and younguns to do everything like that.
reply by drmaus on Apr 25, 2022 7:42 PM ()
We never learn! And I lifted a queen size bed the other day to replace a wheel---another "Just Don't Do It"
comment by greatmartin on Apr 24, 2022 8:17 PM ()
It's so much more convenient to do it ourselves, or in a stupid way. Since we're invulnerable, why not?
reply by drmaus on Apr 24, 2022 11:56 PM ()

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