all fall down


tuesday 
was
 a very cold
 but
 dry day
 no snow
 no ice
 clear streets

 i walked to the subway
 started down the stairs
 hand on the rail
 midway down 
my foot
 hit something 
caught on something
 i felt myself begin to fall
 i grabbed
 the handrail 
tighter 
my knees
 buckled
 my left foot
 twisted
 my arm
 wrenched
 my body
 went
 down
 two 
three
 steps
 before
 stopping
landing on my knees 
sort of

 my whole being 
was tingling 
i felt so strange 
my feet
 felt 
like
 they were vibrating
 the shin of my right leg
 was
 throbbing
 my left ankle
 hurt 
so badly 
i can't describe it

 i got to my feet
 slowly 
trying
 to 
compose
 myself
 so stupid 
instead of sitting down
 regrouping
 i walked 
slowly
 not steadily
 through the turnstile
 down the platform

 little by little
 my feet 
seemed 
to come back to themselves
 the vibrating eased

 the train pulled in
 i got on
 and 
i sat down 

i debated
 whether to stay sitting
 on the local
 or
change to the express 

i didn't want to give in
 so
 i got off at 72nd
 waited for the express

 taking note of the scuff marks on the boots
 my leggings seemed unmarked 
no tears
 but
 my shin 
was throbbing
 the big toe
 on 
my right foot
 felt weird
 when i got to the office
 i went to the bathroom
  pulled up my pants leg
 oh boy 
what a mess

 my right shin was scrapped raw
 bleeding
 a gash 
about 2-3 inches long
 i sprayed it with bactine
 wiped it off 
opened
 the first aid kit
 to find the towelettes were dried up
 but
 the antibiotic ointment
 was still viable
 so were the bandaids

 after i patched myself up
 i went to my desk
 went online 
bought a new first aid kit

 wednesday morning
 every
 bone
 in
 my body
 ached
 by the end of the day
 my left ankle
 was
 purple
 swollen
 aching badly
 my back
 decided
 to start spasming

 i am seeing my masseuse on saturday
 treating myself to a massage 
because
 boy 
do i ever need one


 so how's your week been so far?



these are not the stairs fell down
and 
ts not signed

18 comments:

  1. Oh Daryl!!!

    Hope you are OK


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  2. Yikes! Sounds awful, glad it wasn't worse. Take good care and hey, be careful out there!

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  3. Hope you are feeling better... Best wishes from France,
    Louise

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  4. That sounds dreadful! Thank goodness you didn't break anything. The wrenching must be so painful. You need a lot of care and pampering.

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  5. Oh Daryl, that is awful!
    I hope that you're not hurting as much today. xo.

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  6. ouch !!
    the damn stairs are always slippery, dirty, congested
    me and the girls are sending hugs

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  7. Damn! Poor girl. We're not 20yr old gazelles anymore. Come to think of it, I've been twisting my ankles and gashing my shins even when I was a teen. (skating) Hope you recover very soon.

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  8. Oh Daryl, ouch! So glad you're getting a massage on the weekend. Dang, falling is so scary. I hope someone asked if they could help?

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  9. Oh, I'm so sorry, Daryl! I hope you feel better soon!

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  10. Ouch!! I hope you didn't chip a bone or anything.

    My week has been an adventure, but there was no damage done so I'm happy. I hope your recovery is swift!

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  11. Daryl, not again. And not even any snow to blame. How annoying.

    Do take care! Hope those wounds and bruises heal for you quickly. Also the ankle. Ouch. Not good.

    I am having a morning off swimming (cant walk very much cos of a sore foot). Now have a sore shoulder and a sore eye! ARGH. GRRR.

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  12. Daryl, oh my! Two to many falls this winter. I image you aching like crazy and have bruises all over. Hope you aren't "down" with it too long!

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  13. Oh ouch, ouch, ouch. I can't believe you just carried on with your day, I would have gone home crying. Yeah, I'm a baby like that. Glad you will be getting a massage, it will be wonderful. be careful out there.

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  14. Ouch! Very sorry about the fall.....hope it is better soon!

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  15. Oh no, that's sounds painful. Hope you're OK m'deario. xx

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  16. Oh no! Were you wearing your new boots and still fell? I do hope the injuries aren't too bad and that you heal up real quick! It has been a dangerous winter for many!

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  17. Oh no! I know how nasty a badly sprained ankle can be. I won't tell you how long it took mine to heal.. but it did eventually. Sounds like your poor body took quite a beating. I hope the massage helped.

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  18. Oh no! I hope you are feeling much better now! And I bet that massage felt darn good!

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