Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Thursday, March 21, 2013


This week is quiet for a new and different reason.  I expected to be involved in some counseling homework that is a little intense and that I'm trying to spend a lot of time doing thoroughly.  Tuesday I was supposed to watch my niece for the afternoon.  My mom was going to be there but busy.  I ended up spending Monday night at her house and was up early with the puppy who was crying when my mom was picking up my niece an hour away from home.  Since I'd had almost no sleep for 2 nights before that and then limited sleep because of trouble falling asleep and being up with the puppy I took a nap about 10 AM.  My mom woke me by yelling upstairs that she was taking my niece for a ride to get her to nap.  I headed downstairs to take care of the puppy but couldn't get the baby gate that is on her stairs to open.  While I was bending forward pulling on the latch somehow I fell headfirst down the stairs, wrapped up in the gate.

It is a miracle I only have bruises and random sore places that I keep finding 2 days later.  The stairs do not have backs and are rather steep.  I think I fell down 6 of them, then onto a wooden landing, down another wooden step and then into a window seat headfirst.  I don't remember most of it but I do remember knowing I was going to hit my head at the end and couldn't protect myself.  I have 3 places I know my head hit, none of them badly.  I have bruises everywhere, one of them on my butt which makes things difficult as I have one position I can lay in that only presses on a few bruises and is tolerable but it hurts now because I've been in that position so much.  I have sore muscles everywhere I don't have bruises I think.

It truly is amazing I wasn't hurt seriously.  I'm also so glad that Anne didn't see it happen.  She and my mom apparently were still in the garage (under the room where I landed) and heard a huge thump which my mom has admitted she should have been curious about but somehow she just thought it was nothing.  I can't say I would have assumed that noise was human either.  Between the awkward position I was in and the gate falling with me I would have assumed that someone had dropped something.

It also has given me lots of time to work on my project.  This is going to be interesting as I have this big thing that is not easy to write or to read and just because my symptoms took a turn downward at a less than ideal time I will see Dr. Mind Saturday and then not until a week from Monday.  He'll be away so I need to be ok until he's back, no matter how our Saturday discussion goes.

Alright, enough time in the upright typing position for now.


Michal Ann said...

Jen, since we were emailing, I forgot to check the blog. Your camp experiences are worth remembering, aren't they?

I hope you can find a few comfortable positions and do your pondering and journaling without too much discomfort!

Such a bad fall!

Hugs (gentle), Michal

Rachael said...

Jen - I am so sorry to read about your fall - and very relieved that you weren't hurt worse. I keep picturing your fall and my heart pounds! Take care, dear, be gentle with your bruised body. Arnica will help those bruises heal quickly.