Thursday, January 23, 2014

I Have To Tell You This,

I fell on Sunday, while walking Samson. I had him on a double long leash and was practicing sit, stay, come. He came so promptly that I wanted to pet him. I transferred my walking stick (an old bamboo cross-country ski pole) from my left hand to my right, which also held the long leash, so I could bend down and pet him. Well, after that he took off, the pole got entangled in the leash, and I stumbled and fell on the pole. It got me in my ribs on the left side. 

I'm posting some pictures from the beautiful Ojai Valley and the mountains above. We were looking for our retirement place there in 2005.

It happened by the barn, where the earth is a soft mix of dirt and sand. I was very lucky, with my brittle bones, that I didn't break a hip, or anything else. I was also lucky this didn't happen to my right rib cage, where I had radiation so many years ago now, but where it still hurts even without additional trauma.


It hurt horribly though, I screamed, and Samson got extremely upset and came and stood over me, two paws on each side of my body. It was apparent that he would not have allowed any stranger to help me. Then he started digging a hole, which I think he does when he is worried or doesn't know what else to do. Poor thing, I know I scared him. 


I called my husband and he came in the Jeep and helped me up. Since then I have been on pain meds, which didn't do much good. So instead, I decided to increase my dose of the medicine I take for diabetic nerve damage to my legs. (I had to skip those while taking regular pain pills.) And they helped. I feel loopy, but much, much better today. 


I will take some time off from my computer though. It's at times like this that a laptop would come in handy, but, alas, that I don't own. 


So I will see you later. 
  
Up in the mountains, we came upon these guys, off on a horseback adventure with their dogs. It was a lovely day, one I will not forget.

Hope all is well with you, arctic freezes and all. It's amazing how much snow and cold so many of you have to endure. I wouldn't mind just a little of that here. Or some rain from the UK. Not a drop of anything has fallen here in January, which normally is the wettest month of the year in California. I should be back in a week or so. In the meantime, take care and stay warm!


















40 comments:

  1. inger, i am SO glad you were not hurt worse than you were! poor samson. he was distressed! i do hope you can mend without further trouble!

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  2. OMG, dear Inger. You can't imagine how relieved I am nothing was broken and that you are slowly on the mend. What a fright it all was for you and Samson. Please, please take good care of yourself and don't push yourself as it takes so much longer to heal on the inside. I'm sending you lots of hugs and positive thoughts, dear friend.

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  3. Gosh I feel two months ago and fractured my wrist. I so sympathize with you girl. It is not easy at our age - lol.

    Just go slow and med. sandie

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  4. It must have been hard on Samson. Pets some how know when we hurt.

    I am glad that you were not hurt really really bad. I think that soft dirt helped your fall to keep you from hurting.

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  5. Inger, as I read this, I just kept shaking my head side to side in disbelief. Thankk GOD you did not break any bones. A tumble or fall at our age throws everything out of alignment...please take time to get well. As for Samson, he was scared...poor boy....:)JP

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  6. Oh loopy Swedish Goddess, please get better soon!

    And Im so glad you have a great white "wolf" of the north (what we call dexterdog xoxo) with you - he really does love you and will watch over you - youre part of his pack :)

    Rest up, spoil yourself - theres nothing much going on upnorth of you anyhow :) like you said, cold, snow, cold etc.

    XOXOXO

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  7. Oh loopy Swedish Goddess, please get better soon!

    And Im so glad you have a great white "wolf" of the north (what we call dexterdog xoxo) with you - he really does love you and will watch over you - youre part of his pack :)

    Rest up, spoil yourself - theres nothing much going on upnorth of you anyhow :) like you said, cold, snow, cold etc.

    XOXOXO

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  8. I'm so sorry about your fall. I wish I could get you a laptop. I saved and saved so I could have one. Now I can sit in a comfortable chair with my feet up while I type.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Men jösses då!! Det var illa. Hoppas du repar dig snart. Ta hand om dig så hörs vi snart igen.
    Kram Majsan/

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  10. What a frightening fall, and your poor dog being worried and digging a hole. I hope you heal soon, friend. Yes, here in California it is about 68 degrees and sunny, and I am praying for rain.

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  11. Inger, I'm glad that you didn't broke your hip or any bones for that matter. Quite the protector you have there. I hope that you'll feel no pain from this nasty fall. I fell on the ice a few years ago and hurt my shoulder and I still feel some discomfort from that fall even after physio and chiropractic treatments.

    Wish you some rain soon.
    JB

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  12. Take care, Inger. I've emailed you.

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  13. So very glad that you didn't suffer more injury than you did.

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  14. I am so sorry you have hurt yourself and do take what time you need to heal. Your fall makes three friends plus myself who have taken a spill to start the year. We all are grateful nothing broke.
    Sending you good healing thoughts and a virtual pain free hug.

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  15. Oh Inger my friend I am so glad you did not break something Samson is a Hero for sure. Your photos are lovely and I do hope you take good care of yourself. Give Samson an extra hug for me. See you when you get back. Hug B

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  16. Oh, no! I'm glad you didn't break anything, but what a scary situation. It is amazing how quickly we can get into trouble - especially with our big, energetic pups!
    Poor guy, he obviously cares for you so very much! Do be careful!

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  17. Oh, no! I'm glad you didn't break anything, but what a scary situation. It is amazing how quickly we can get into trouble - especially with our big, energetic pups!
    Poor guy, he obviously cares for you so very much! Do be careful!

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  18. Oh my goodness!! I'm so glad you are okay Inger!! Gracie says, you are a good boy Samson, for caring for your mama and worrying over her.

    Take care and we will be praying!!

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  19. Oh, Inger: I am so sorry to hear that you went through all that trauma — physical (and I dare say, emotional). I hope you are well soon, up, and about, and walking and writing.

    And poor, frightened Samson! I trust he's OK now.

    Blessings and many Bear hugs!

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  20. So glad you didn't break anything! I know it still hurts and leaning over a computer is the last thing you need to be doing. Take care of yourself, we aren't going anywhere.

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  21. Oh, the things that happen so very quickly!
    It hurts to even think about you falling and being in such pain.

    Come back when you heal. Please.

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  22. Inger....Samson sure had you covered! Hope you continue to improve quickly. Beautiful photos.

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  23. I hope you feel better soon. --and I'm glad you are okay (other than being really sore)

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  24. So glad nothing was broken. Take good care of yourself. I am sure Samson will keep you good company.

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  25. So sorry to hear about your fall. Please take care and let your body heal. We'll all be here when you get back to the computer.

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  26. ... so glad you weren't hurt seriously~

    Maybe Samson was digging a hole for you to hide in? Poor boy and poor you! :)

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  27. Oh, my dear Inger, I'm so sorry. Just when life seems on such an even keel these things seem to come and bite us. So glad the pain killers have kicked in and you're feeling better, if a bit 'loopy'. The pictures are great and you look radiant!

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  28. Oh, dear Inger, I'm so sorry to hear that you fell! I'm so glad you didn't break anything and were not hurt seriously!
    Poor Samson, he must have been scared.
    Love all pictures and you look beautiful and happy!
    Please, my dear friend, take good care of yourself!
    Hugs and Love.

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  29. Hi Inger .. now I've got the story - oh dear and thankfully not as serious as it might be. Samson is a great guard dog ...

    Honestly we don't know when things might happen ... take care in your beautiful valley - these are lovely photos ...

    Take care and take time .. you need to heal as much as possible before doing anything 'silly' like blogging! We'll be here ..

    The weather is really strange isn't it .. still more rain on its way here .. and I gather the east coast freeze is rather horrific .. and then you could do with some precipitation ...

    Relax, enjoy being away from the machine for a few days .. big hugs - Hilary

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  30. Oh no, so sorry to hear this... glad you did not break anything but sorry you are injured. i thought you were just taking a few days off. thanks for letting us know.. hug Samson for being a good guard dog and protecting mommy... so glad this happened when your husband was home...hope you feel better soon.

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  31. Dear Inger, I hope you also stay warm and that those diabetic nerve damage pain pills continue to help you. I'm glad you carry a cell phone with you, I don't do that but I can see from what happened to you that carrying one would be a good thing.

    Be gracious to yourself as you let your body heal. Peace.

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  32. I'm so sorry this happened! It was scary just to read about it. So glad you didn't break anything and are slowly improving. Take care.

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  33. I am so thankful your husband was home! I am also very glad you're taking care of yourself and taking the time to heal. I hope you'll feel much better soon!

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  34. PHEW! Inger, so happy you are OK and on the mend! Samson did what he could to help.
    Take all the time you need and thanks for posting these beautiful photos too! It warmed us up!

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  35. Inger I am so relieved you didn't seriously hurt yourself, but I am sorry to hear you had the fall and have had to take pain meds which make you loopy (I know that feeling!) Rest and recover, and come back when you are feeling better. I hope you and Samson stay safe in your future walks together. On a brighter note, I love all of the photos you used in this post :)
    Take lots of care! Hayley-Eszti

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  36. Hi dear Inger,
    Just stopping by to told you that I hope you are feeling much better today!
    I'm sending you lots of hugs and love.

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  37. Oh MY WORD! I am so happy to hear nothing was broken... I am so hoping you feel better soon. Give Samson a hug, and Husband, too, for that matter! Take care of yourself, and relax... We'll wait!

    Cat

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  38. Hi Inger.

    Thanks for dropping by with words of support for Roland.

    I'm a UCLA alum, native Californian, and your newest follower.

    Be well.

    xoRobyn

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  39. I know Samson was upset, not understanding what was going on.

    Our bodies are all too fragile. Please pace yourself and be careful!

    You are in my prayers, Roland

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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