Day 283. I think it is an epidemic. Today I fell while walking. A week ago my brother-in-law fell while he was walking. A month ago a clients employee fell while walking. The funny thing is none of us were talking on the phone or texting.
Here's what happened: I was crossing the street on the way to the bus when someone brushed past me. I reached down for my bag and found it unzipped. I sort of panicked that I had been pick-pocketed. I was trying to zipper my bag shut while checking to make sure my wallet was inside. At the same time I was stepping up the curb and I didn't step up far enough. Wham! I splayed out on the curb. It was ugly looking. Two tourists came over to see if I was okay and the bus driver was quite animated from inside the bus asking if I was okay.
I jumped up and said I was okay. My knee hurt but my jeans were not torn so I was very happy. I got on the bus. All of a sudden I saw blood on my hand. My finger was bleeding and I had a gash on my hand. I guess I hurt myself more than I thought. I was hoping I was not bleeding from my knee. I used some tissues to stop the bleeding.
I stopped at Walgreen's and bought some band-aids. I checked my knee and it was not bleeding. When I got to my final destination, I was able to wash the injuries and apply fresh bandages.
My knee is quite swollen and black and blue but nothing is broken. I may have popped my finger out of the socket but it will heal. I was lucky that I didn't get badly injured.