Today we had to take our daughter to her doctor in Tulsa.
I went out to start the car so it would already be heated up
by the time the ladies got ready. There were sheets of ice
on our stairway (steps) outside. I've always been very cautious
about stepping flat footed when there's ice. I don't know what
happened this morning, but one bad step and I was down on my
back. Problem was I hit the edge of the step with my shoulder
blades. I thought I had broken my back. But, thankfully I could
still move after laying there for a few seconds. A little difficult
to get back up.......LOL. The ladies were at the other end of the
house and didn't hear a thing. Even if I were able to yell and did,
they wouldn't have heard a thing. Wearing SAS shoes does NOT help.
I managed to get back up so I walked gingerly across the drive and
started the car. Then I very, very cautiously went back up the steps
and back into the house. Got the scissors, opened a new bag of salt,
and covered the ice with it. At least wife and daughter had better
chance at avoiding injuries.
Thankfully, chiropractor is on the way to Tulsa. I was going to pass on
by, but when I got to the exit I decided to check to see if they were open.
Luck.........open and not a soul in sight. Went right straight to the table
and got fixed up. He said it's best to do this soon after it happens before
it locks in or sets up. Sad for them their heater had quit. Both wearing
their coats........lol. Of course he took his off when doing adjustments.
I didn't know I lost a chunk of hide on my right elbow in the fall
until I laid
on the adjustment table. It was painful to the touch.
Then back on the road to the doctor. Once we got to Tulsa we got behind
a guy in a pickup with a large dog in the back. I don't know what he was
standing on but he could see over the cab. It was obvious whatever it was
it was very cold. The dog kept dancing raising each foot after one or two
seconds. He'd try to sit briefly but was right back up. This time I truly felt
sorry for someone's pet. When I finally passed the pick up I could tell the
dog was tied with a cable.
Anyway, we're back home now and I'm getting plenty sore.........LOL