I fell once at 3:00am on the tile floor of the bathroom. Never in my life had I felt so lonely, so full of hopelessness and despair. I had gotten out of bed to use the bathroom and next thing I knew, I lost my balance and my head hit the tile floor with a resounding thud. As I lay there, I broke out into a cold sweat, was nauseous and knew I was bleeding from the head but I couldn’t move. Finally, after a while, I dragged myself to get back into bed, trying to decide if I should call 911.
Since the bleeding stopped, my vision was okay and I was no longer dizzy, I chose not to call for help. I got an xray later that week and it showed no concussion, but it certainly scared me! Never again will I laugh at that commercial where a person is laying on the floor saying : “Help! I’ve fallen down and I can’t get up”.
Read more about my falling episode at https://slippedawayblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/fallen/
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