Monday, February 9, 2009

Do not try this at home...

I did not have a good weekend. I felt like an old person. Let me tell you why:


On Friday afternoon at work I needed to reach a latch at the top of a really high door. So I grabbed the closest chair, which happen to have wheels on it. And since I was on a hard wood floor that was really not a good idea. And I realized that, but thought, "oh well what's the worse that could happen?" Well the chair started to turn so I grabbed on to the door, then the chair rolled right out from under my feet. The rest is a blur, but from my injuries I have kinda gathered what might have happened... I hit my head and my forearm on the metal door frame. (read: huge bump on my head, possible concussion, bone bruise on forearm.) Then when I hit the floor I landed on my right hip, hitting my knees and ankle, and arm again. (read: bone bruise on hip, normal bruises on knees and ankle, and royally messed up my back) then I fell backward from there and hit the back of my head. I laid there for a while and couldn't move and almost passed out. My coworkers wanted to call and ambulance but I refused. Because seriously, I'm not 80, how lame would it be to have an ambulance come just because I fell off a chair?! So I sat there for a while, and then drove home. My back was killing me the whole way home, and within a few hours my whole back and neck were crazy tight and sore.


..... so yeah, my weekend consisted of laying in bed like an old person. I have a chiropractic appointment at 4:15 this afternoon. :)

6 comments:

Blake said...

HAHA...I mean I am so sorry. But really as soon as you said you grabbed a chair with wheels I started laughing

Brent said...

Well, I guess we now know the worst that can happen.

Don't feel too bad. I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance from work all for... wait for it... bronchitis. Yeah, I never lived that one down.

Hope you recover soon though.

Scott said...

You really should have gone to the hospital. People can die from brain swelling with head injuries/concussions, but since it happened on Friday and you're not dead, I suppose you'll be fine.

A very funny story though, not to make light of your pain. Hope you get feeling better. OUCH!!

LaDawn said...

Ouch! I have to admit I've stood on chairs with wheels many times, almost fallen a few times. But I think you're right hardwood floor did you in. Hope you feel better!

amyraye said...

erin-
are you trying to take away my thunder? :)
sucks, huh?
hope you feel better soon- i have a great physical therapist i could recommend. his name is clyde. :)

Erin said...

ha, dont worry Amy, I think the only people who read my blog is my family and a few friends. So I wont be stealing any attention from your faithful followers. :)