Don’t Make the Mistakes I Have

I’m posting my blog really late this week.  I have a good excuse.  I screwed up.  I’ve written plenty of posts about people learning from my mistakes.  Those posts talked about writing or marketing–all of the things I did along the way that, in retrospect, I probably could have done better or smarter.  This isn’t one of those blogs.  This time, I’m telling you to never stand on a rocking chair to reach a high shelf.  Because, if the cushion (a new one I put on that doesn’t tie) slides out from under your feet, then you can fall and break your leg.  Which I did.  I’ve stood on that rocking chair for years and years, but I didn’t think about the new cushion.  I should have.  But regardless, I won’t be climbing on rocking chairs ever again.  I try to learn from my mistakes:)

I went to the hospital Saturday night and had surgery late Monday.  Every nurse, doctor, and staff person I  met was incredibly wonderful and made a crappy situation better.  Did they roll their eyes when they asked how I broke my leg?  Yes, they did, but they laughed with me, not at me:) Since my husband’s retired and can help me, and my family all pitched in to help, too,  I got to come home last night, and boy, did that feel good!  I can’t put any weight on my left leg for three months, so everything feels awkward and difficult, but I can’t ramble around the house like I usually do, and it’s not easy to pop in and out, so hopefully, I’ll keep butt in chair and get more writing done. There’s a bright side to almost everything, right?

Anyway,  that’s why my blog’s late this week.  So stay healthy, and keep writing!  And don’t do what I do.  No rocking chairs as step stools for you!


6 thoughts on “Don’t Make the Mistakes I Have

  1. I’ve heard of taking one for the Gipper…but not for the slipper. (Bad joke but I know your sense of humor.) Just glad you’re OK and back in the saddle.


    1. Thanks, I’m getting there. John fixed my writing room so I can use a wheel chair to keep my leg high while I write. Everything’s working except getting up and down the stairs to get in and out of the house. A struggle.


  2. Oh wow. Very scary! I’m glad it wasn’t worse than a broken leg, although that sounds dreadful enough. Glad to hear you’re back at home and recuperating. It’s amazing the silly things that we do without thinking about them (I’ve done a few of those myself). Glad you’re okay…and yes, it sounds like writing time will keep you occupied!


  3. At the hospital, they entered standing on a rocking chair as one of the best Duh! moments for surgery, but I lost to a 72 year old woman who fell off a bar table:) I’m okay with that loss:)


  4. When my grandchildren were here, I found myself admonishing, “Don’t stand on that rocking chair!” . They’d look at me like I was crazy. I’d then explain, “I have a friend you broke her leg doing that.”


  5. I still blame the pillow:) I’ve stood on that rocking chair for 40 years, but I put a new pillow on it that didn’t tie, and when I stood on it, the pillow slid right out from under me. But I still love the pillow:) Rocking chairs probably aren’t safe to stand on, though!


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