Last night I tripped and landed on my hands and knees on my concrete floor that is covered with a very thin carpet with no padding underneath. Once recovered from the shock of the fall I sat there in pain and not able to move at first. Eventually it started to become less painful, but I can’t get up off the floor without help. I was able to reach my walker and pulled it to me, but it wasn’t strong enough to pull up on so then I tried the heavy coffee table that was in the area, I drug myself over and then spent what felt like hours trying to pull myself up on the table. I finally felt myself get a grip and I pulled myself onto my terribly bruised knees and then pulled myself up trying not to let go. I made it eventually.
Now today I am in a lot of pain and not just the knees from slamming into the floor, but the rest of my pain ridden body.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian