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Black Ice Fall Can Be Very Dangerous

23 Nov

I fell on Friday on black ice on our sidewalk, as I hurried out of the house to go to the DECC as I was a volunteer for an event. I slipped, either broke my thumb or sprained it. Hit my head, cut my hand, and then my arm/shoulder got bent. I laid in the blood, my husband got out of his vehicle, he slipped and fell flat on the ground. He injured his knee. He is a macho man, got up, and helped me. He also volunteered, and we put in a whole weekend of it. This was his bad knee, bone rubbing against bone, so I hope he gets better each day.

I finally went to the doctor yesterday a.m. My finger is no longer black and blue but it throbs, and I have head pain on my left side, shooting pain that comes and goes. It may of knocked some sense out of me. The x-ray on my finger showed no break but I do have a sprain and have a brace. The problem could be more compounded with neurapathy and lymphedema on this side of my body. The way I fell was not good for my arm or should and most definitely not for my finger that I landed on it. I woke up this morning early in pain.  I swear the finger is dead. Pain pills are my best friend since Friday. Where are they? I think I need to go and take some.

Black ice is so dangerous. It is very dangerous for those with bone problems, neurapathy, lymphedema, bone rubbing on bone, etc. Be careful out there folks. Get out those winter boots. Tennis shoes are DANGEROUS; just ask me.