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Marilee J. Layman

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07:04 pm: Fall Down Go Boom
I was getting up from the chair after I'd taken meds last night and I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I landed on my left butt. I turned over mostly on my front and waited until my heart stopped racing, and then got up on my knees on the rug next to the bed, and pulled up. I kept moving my leg and trying to figure out what exactly I'd hurt, but by morning, it only hurt when I sat up or down. I think it's a bruise, not that I can see it. The left arm started hurting partway through the night.

I was thinking I wouldn't try getting into the van today and would get groceries on Wednesday, but even though feeding the cats made me ache, I decided to go ahead and go. First, someone with whom I volunteered on OMNI on AOL called. She'd had a massive stroke some years ago and her almost-husband left her, and now she has cancer. She's handling it very well. I told her that two people who had frequented our OMNI SF forum on AOL had stories in the current Asimov's and she was very pleased.

I went to get money, took a DVD to the post office, and then went to the grocery. I got a third off my bill with coupons and sales, which is a good thing, but I was feeling like I was going to fall down any second by the time I started out to the van. I sat in the back of the van and waited until I felt better and then drove home. I put the stuff that needed the fridge or freezer in, and went to sit in the recliner until I felt better. Then I put the rest of it away. I usually wash cat blankies on Mondays, but I think I'll do that tomorrow.

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From:kaffyr
Date:November 10th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry to hear of the fall; hope you're feeling better at this point, or at least heading in that direction.
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 10th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it's just sort of an ache now. I've been dropping things, though, and I told the neurologist that when I told her about losing words & memories lately and I get to schedule an urgent brain MRI tomorrow. Fortunately, I have the rest of the week free.
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From:kaffyr
Date:November 11th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
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Good luck on the MRI; it's a good idea to check those various things checked ASAP.
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 11th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Well, Kaiser's imaging can't give me an appt soon enough, so they farmed me out to a group that's in my local hospital -- just five minutes away -- and they were able to give me a Saturday appointment.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 10th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Sorry about your fall. I'm glad you weren't badly hurt and I hope it's a one-time event.
Take good care,
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 10th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, and me too!
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 11th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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