After My Fall

It is hard to accept how our lives can change radically in less than a minute! You can be in fairly good health, independent and relatively happy 😊 one minute and then, all of a sudden, disaster strikes, and your life will never be quite the same again…or so it seems at that moment in time!

I learned that truth through bitter experience. Let me tell you about it in more detail!

It was very early Monday morning on October 2nd at 5:00 when I awoke kind of groggy, but in urgent need of using the restroom. I didn’t give myself time to fully wake up, and I didn’t put on the lights, secure that I knew the way even in the dark. Those were two tragic errors! I thought I was headed right towards the steps, but everything looked odd…probably because I was not fully awake.

But I quickly walked towards the lavatory in the dark, following the route I used for decades without a problem! But this time it was different. I was extra tired from my blood pressure medication and in too much of a hurry. The door to the bathroom was half open. I didn’t turn on any lights! So foolish! I thought I was just walking into my lavatory, but instead, I had shifted towards the right…where the steps are. You can easily imagine what happened next…

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