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Took a bit of a tumble

September 18th, 2017 at 12:24 am

I was weeding a long perennial bed that runs parallel to my driveway. Between the perennial bed and the driveway is a stone wall which at one end is just a foot high and at the other end is about five feet high. I was weeding about in the middle.

I've climbed up and on top of that stone wall many dozens of times to access the perennial bed instead of walking around the wall and onto the grass on the other side of it.

Stupidly, I stood up from weeding and with my back to the wall and driveway, I took a step backward to step down from the top of the wall.

It was a greater step down than I realized (since I didn't turn around) and this, I guess, caused me to lose my balance and fall backwards onto my driveway.

On the way down, my right shoulder took a glancing blow, and then the right side of my right knee. But the biggest hit of all was to my right hip.

Wow. I can't believe how stupid that was.

Now, I am really sore. And I guess the hit to my knee was more serious than I realized, because now it is incredibly stiff from swelling.

I can't believe I did that. I could have broken a hip.

I guess I won't be walking tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Took a bit of a tumble”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, that's a shame. Take it easy and ice that knee. I took four bad hits to my knees during our bad winter several years ago and I'm sure that contributed to my knee trouble now. If it still feels bad in a few days have it checked out.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    God I hate moments like that. I always end up futilely reliving them as if I could do them differently just by wishing they hadn't happened. Take care of yourself! When do you start the new job?

  3. Turtle Lover Says:

    ouch for sure! I also hate moments like that... just like what ceejay said. I hope the swelling and soreness goes away before your job starts.

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