Friday, September 24, 2010


So, I do my usual get up to go to the bathroom. Someone left wet towels on the landing half-way down the stairs. I decided, "I will pick these up so that no one trips on them." Then I thought, "I wonder if these towels have taken the finish off of the stairs. I mean, they seem really shiny and beautiful still. They feel okay under my WOUCh-oooooooooooh-THUD!" I am not quite sure how it happened, but I ended up going down the bottom two stairs on the tops of my feet. Both of my big toes were throbbing. Hubby came running down the stairs to find me in a heap. The dog was barking not quite sure what was happening. I was in a lot of pain.

There seems to be no sprains or breaks, just some bruising of my feet, knees and ego (all of them). When hubby asked me if I wanted any ibuprofen, I had him bring me ONE! I remembered to take my meds this morning. I will try to exercise, but my ankles, feet, toes really hurt. I'm not going to give up, though!


  1. Oh no! I hope nothing is broken. In college I broke a toe walking down stairs and last summer I broke one when I stubbed it in the dark at night. Sigh.

  2. You really know how to make an entrance.

    Feel better soon,Grace.

  3. Ouch, poor Mandy's feet. Lucky it wasn't worse. Isn't it great when you hurt yourself that dogs are always there willing to help? Take care.

  4. OH, I missed this post. So sorry. I hate doing that on the stairs. I've done it too, also in the middle of the night. I remember my dog whining and licking my face while I was there "in a heap." DH slept right through . . . LOL

  5. Incidentally, this is how I broke my big toe.

    YES - picking up YOUR wet towels from the floor.

    Okay, actually it was from falling down stairs on top of my feet NOT from running into a van THANKYOUVERYMUCH.


    OUCH. :(