Wednesday, 29 August 2012

My big old bruise

"Watch out Brownie!!  It's wet and slippery....please be careful." He continued to run playfully down the incline of the pavement, stopping at the bottom wagging his tail.
In the next second, I had slipped and fell.
It had rained during the night, and I had gone outside a little earlier than usual to bait over my neighbour's wall, from whence the Giant African snails were coming.  Walking and throwing snail pellets with total abandon, I was a bit too hasty, and in a split second I was sitting on the pavement in total disbelief. I had actually fallen and landed on my butt, grazing my left shin on the low retaining wall. The bruise was HUGE....and hurt like #$@%&*.
When was the last time that you took a tumble?  Falling so simply was just not the thing to do today.  I had so much stuff planned to do.
Limping inside and wincing in pain, I applied the medical stuff of choice....hydrogen peroxide and an antibiotic ointment, ever so gently.   It really hurt to touch.
I was not looking for sympathy, but Brownie stepped up to the plate and came and gave me a lick, as if to say, "It's going to be okay...just rest today."   And that is exactly what I did. Took myself to the couch with a good book, propped my injured foot up, and read all day...what luxury.

I have spared you the photo of my bruised is not pretty, and it hurts like @#$%^&*.
In the evening I finally got up, and went out to cheer myself up.....more on that next time.


  1. Sorry to read that you've hurt your foot. I hope that it's not too sore anymore after a good night's sleep and that you can go on with your chores. However, don't overdo it. Tomorrow is another day, you know :) Take care. Martine

  2. Thanks for your well wishes Martine. Still very sore today, but I will manage. I can't afford to take another leisure day, lots of work to be done, including cutting the grass.

  3. OUCH! Girl chile sorry to hear about your tumble. Hope it heals quickly and you feel better. Leff dem snails fuh when it dry nuh?

  4. You done know that they only appear in numbers when it wet too. Dem brutes musee laugh dem heads off at me when I tumble down. Made me remember that song..."Old lady fall down....mash up she pum cum lah..."

  5. Oops. I thought I'd started where I left off but obviously didn't 'cos I missed this. Hopefully by now all is well again. Glad Game: nothing broken.


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