Friday, May 1, 2009

Things that go bump in the night

A really weird thing happened to me in the middle of the night and it's all a bit of a blur, except the resulting pain.

I jumped out of bed for a potty break. I'm totally blind without my glasses, but I've been living here long enough that I can make it fifteen feet to the bathroom in that state.

I must have jumped too fast because I got dizzy. Usually when that happens my head clears by the time I can touch a wall, but this time I couldn't find a wall. I groped for something solid while my legs and brain seemed to be giving way, in slow motion. I found myself lying flat on my back under the desk in the office.

How did I get there? And how did I get there without hurting my head on something?

Luckily I didn't. My wrist appears to have a rug burn (maybe I grabbed the upholstered chair on my way down - I found it lying on it's side under the desk with me). And my butt is bruised. It feels like I landed on something sharp, like a corner of furniture or a book. There was nothing sharp around. And my neck and shoulder have ached all day.

It's all a mystery because no one was awake to see it. They all heard the crash in the night though, and one voice asked if I was okay. I was mostly shaken and amazed that I wasn't more hurt.

It reminded me of an accident my mom had the year Grandma died. She did something similar, but she fell down a flight of stairs without the ability to catch her fall and broke many bones in her face. For about six weeks meals were sucked through a straw.

So today I've been repeating in my head something the Sunday School kids say regularly.

God is good, all the time.
All the time, God is good.


Bonita said...

Gee Ev, I'm a bit weepy reading your post today! I'm so glad you're okay.

I remember the time when mom fell and how worried I was, but also how thankful she didn't have a brain injury. And how God provided me a plane ticket so I could fly to see her and Dad, during a time when I was barely making it from paycheque to paycheque.

Yes, God is so good. All the time. Thanks for the reminder... and hugs to you!!

Rosa said...

Good grief!
I'm thankful you are okay!