Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Decomposing, But Not Gently.......





I tripped the other day and in the ensuing fall, managed to crack my ribs. This is the third time I have done so...to the same pitiful, vulnerable ribs.
The first time was years ago when I was practicing wrestling moves with my son. The second time occurred about nine years ago when an overly enthusiastic toddler landed on me while I was lying on the floor in front of the fire. Laughing, coughing or even yawning brings tears to my eyes.
To add insult to injury, my bad right knee is constantly reminding me of its presence and my arthritic right elbow sends me SOS messages every time I carry wood in, lift something or bend it the "wrong" way.

Someone once said, "Getting old ain't for sissies." Here, here! What a wise sage.

Other than that, I am just Jim Dandy. God forbid, I could be buying boat loads of Depends at Costco.


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8 comments:

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

You poor thing. I love that saying "Getting old is not for sissies" It happens to us all.
Well you have great stories about your broken ribs but you'll have to jazz up this time though, the other breaks sound a bit better.
Falling over isn't so fun.
Hope you have a speedy recovery.

marylou said...

Hello, my friend; You’re on my mind,
Because you're somehow ailing,
But your response to any challenge
Has always been unfailing.

So I’m confident you’ll win again;
Hang in there, and you’ll see;
You’ll be back on top in no time,
Tackling life courageously.

Please take care sweet friend of mine;) Sending virtual hugs and get well wishes!!
Loves ya, Marylou ^-^

Marti said...

No fun! No fun at all! I hope you feel better soon.

weebug said...

i am soooo sorry! ribs hurt like the dickens. (been there, done that) shannon will be happy to know that she has company in the bone healing department!

Monica said...

Oh no Ellen! I'm so sorry to hear this. I relly hope you'l recover quickly!
Hugs,
Monica

maggiegracecreates said...

Ellen - thank you for the wonderful words in your comment about Molly's senior night.

Have a wonderful day.

maggiegracecreates said...

Ellen - thank you for the wonderful words in your comment about Molly's senior night.

Have a wonderful day.

Amy said...

Oh geez, Ellen! I just read, yikes! I hope you are feeling better.