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A Step Back and a Crash

Posted by: David Carroll

Recent Update 12/28 at bottom of this post

I was beat up tired when I awoke this morning. As I laid in my bed which is my recliner in my office, (I know, it’s weird but it works for me) for about thirty minutes I tested moving muscles, and testing out joints that had stiffened in the night. Then the time to arise arose. Now, the trick to this recliner is that it does not allow your feet to get completely under you body weight as they are pushed out in front of you by the bottom part of the recliner. For the normal healthy person, no big deal, just push out your body weight until it is over your feet then do the rest with the legs. The way i do this when I am sick, I try it and if my body weight does not get out far enough I simply allow my self to fall back into the chair, no big deal again. I actually made it up the first time this morning, cane in hand to steady myself.  

But I guess I was a little light headed. I made a turn to put my slippers on but before I got there, I realized I had to step back to “catch” my weight trying to fall back. I never caught it. I took several more back steps then bumped in to something and finally fell backwards crashing into the printer and desk and cabinets Worst of all is my back took the first blow on the printer and then my head as it slammed the floor. I laid there all tough and taking the pain (actually screaming like a baby it hurt so much). My fall was so loud it set the alarm off which sent Delaine rushing to see what the matter was. Toby was really sorry for me licking me and trying to comfort me. Delaine helped me engineer the least painful and most efficient method. of getting back upright. Some times you need a crane to lift a huge mass of crying, hurting, lumps of soreness.

I am feeling a little better writing this (drugs are starting to kick in pretty well). I just hope I have not messed the bone fusion up. That is what this confounded neck brace is for which Delaine has been making me wear really tight. Thank you honey .

Psalm 37:23-24 (NKJV)

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.

This verse came immediately to mind as I pondered my situation.  God is so good, I love you Jesus. Help me make it through this. Though you slay me, yet will I trust You.

  • Update: 12/28 I am feeling much better after my little spill. As a matter of fact even a few hours later I was starting to feel better. I don't say there were no ill effects and that I dont have a bit of catching up to do, but I don't think any permanent damage was done. Praise God (I did call the doctor and that was his conclusion thus far anyway). Praise God, Thank you Jesus.

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