Klutziness is a family trait.
This Thursday, prior to my dentist appointment, I decided to stop at Safeway to pick up a few things. However, I barely made it into the store. I tripped over the curb leading to the store and nearly crashed into a family! The oddest thing about tripping is while the act was occurring I was trying to figure out how to stop this catastrophic event. Unable to do so, I did not think about how to lessen the fall — put hands out to protect face. Instead, my forehead, chin, left hip, and inner right knee hit the pavement. I rolled over and kept my face covered until I was courageous enough to unmask myself — both out of embarrassment and fear of a bloody face. I was helped up by the woman I almost ran over and noticed quite a few people looking on. I kept apologizing…for what, I do not know. I kept stating how embarrassed I was also. It is strange what comes out of your mouth when you do not put a filter on yourself. I think the apologies and stated embarrassment continued for five minutes or so.
I grabbed a shopping cart while holding back tears and tried to go shopping. However, the tears did come and my body started shaking. I could not stop either from happening. In addition, the pain started creeping in. I decided to leave the cart in the store and get to the car as quickly as I could without tripping again.
Once in the car, I knew I could not drive. I looked in the mirror and was amazed you could not see anything — a little bump on the forehead and chin. I was aching…my head and chin throbbing…and the shakes continued. I called my mom and Rob before I tried to head home. I got home quickly and remained in the car for a few minutes — for fear of Roger accidentally hurting me. But, the heat drove me out of the car. I got in the house and bee-lined to the bedroom.
Two days have passed and the pain remains. It actually feels a bit worse. The majority of my pain is in my neck and upper back, my left arm – which must have hit the ground or twisted or something, my left hip, and my abs — as if I did crunches or something. I am hoping it feels better by Monday. If not, I guess I may have to go to the doctor (although our day is pretty packed already).
C’mon body, fix yourself!