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Properly, falling is Karen's job, and she makes a much better fist of it than I do. We can't all be second-degree black belts in Aikido.

However, Karen is mostly lying down these days, and not well situated for falling; so to keep up the Brenchley/Williams average, I took the task on myself. It's not hard, when the sidewalks around here are so uneven. Unfortunately they are also concrete, which is hard. So I smashed my lovely glasses irreparably, and cut myself about a bit; and came home and Karen looked at me anxiously and declared that I needed to see a doctor. So I joined one of the other groups on their bus to the clinic: where I was seen successively by two nurses and three doctors in an increasingly elevated hierarchy. There's a cut right at the corner of my eye, and they were worrying about that and whether it might need a stitch or two. They've decided not, probably, ish. At the moment some deviously snipped pieces of sticking-plaster are holding the edges together; they'll look at it again tomorrow, and see if that's doing the job.

Meanwhile, I am mostly wearing my reading-glasses for everything. I do have spare regular glasses, but those are single-vision, and I'd got so used to progressives: I think I'd rather have everything blurry beyond five or six feet than simply not be able to read at all.

And in other news, soddit. Also owie. Much of me is barked or scraped, jolted or twisted or just plain downright sore. I am very resentful.

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Date: 2017-10-24 08:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oracne
You are definitely entitled to resentment. That sucks!

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Date: 2017-10-24 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] martianmooncrab
communing with concrete is difficult... hope you can get replacement glasses soon.

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Date: 2017-10-24 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lycomingst
As a veteran faller I sympathize. 8 (

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Date: 2017-10-24 08:55 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Psholtii: in a bad mood)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I am very resentful.

Glasses-smashing, everything-else-scraping falls are worth resenting!

*careful hugs*

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Date: 2017-10-24 09:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrissa
I am so sorry. Falling is not the fun Karen and I made it look to be.

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Date: 2017-10-25 12:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] agoodwinsmith
Ow. I'm sorry. Ow.

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Date: 2017-10-25 04:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tiger_spot
Ouch! That is no good. May you heal quickly.

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Date: 2017-10-25 04:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] galeni
Caregiver stress doesn’t help any, either. Hugs and best wishes (and soft pillows).

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Date: 2017-10-25 01:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] clanwilliam
Owww, poor you! Take care of yourself as well as Karen!

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Date: 2017-10-25 02:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] madrobins
Oh noes. As one who does her share of falling, I feel your pain, or more properly, have felt it. Me, I worry less about the surfacey cuts and bruises, and more about muscle pulls and things of that sort. So now you must join Karen in being a sloth for a day or two, yes? While the owies abate?

Gravity works. Don't let it sneak up on you.

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Date: 2017-10-30 04:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anef
I'm sorry - I hope you're feeling better now. Smashing one's glasses is a complete pain, but somehow doing it abroad seems more distressing.


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