While washing my hair in the shower today, I lost my balance and fell, clutching the shower curtain and wildly grabbing for something to catch hold of. I fell out of the tub, back first, and hit the middle of my back against the toilet, while banging my tailbone hard against the tile floor. Trust me: it wasn't a pretty sight! To make it worse, mr. kenju was not home at the time, so it is very good that I didn't break anything. It is a miracle that I didn't crack a vertebra. I had a hard time getting up out of the floor from that position.
Our next purchase and installation will be a "grab bar" for the wall of the shower. The minute mr. kenju came home, I told him to call our friend the handyman and ask for one to be installed immediately, if not before. I just hope if I lose my balance again, I will have presence of mind and time enough to grab the bar!!
To add insult to injury, our health club hot-tub has been closed for a week. The hot, soothing water there would be just what I need to soothe my sore muscles and bones, and help to speed the bruises away. Of course, they haven't shown up yet - but I am sure they will!
Our neighborhood women meet once a month for lunch, and today was supposed to be the day. Most of them were going to a local plant nursery before lunch, to see a workshop on planting containers, but I didn't need to see that, so I opted for lunch only. I was told that the reservation would be for 12:15, in a local restaurant known for its meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes, the Tuesday special. I got there at 12:10, and while there was no reservation in our name, I searched the place for a familiar face. Seeing no one I knew, I sat in the waiting area for 30 minutes before leaving to go to a fast food place nearby.
I called the home of the woman who had planned it and was told by her husband that I had the wrong day, but he couldn't tell me what the actual day was. Talk about frustrated! I fell down in the shower and "broke my crown" and then I got stood up for lunch, except it might have been a senior/elder moment on my part. At this point, I am giving up on today and I'm off to take a nap! See you all later!
Edit: of course that was written earlier. A nap helped my attitude and my back, which has been sending little painful nerve signals out to my legs, feet, arms and hands all day.