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Happy despite the fact that I look like a one eyed raccoon.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

On Wednesday morning I took a nasty fall in our bathroom smacking my head on the door frame. I have had quite a few falls the past 2 years. This was the worse one that has happened. It is on my left side of my face and it really swelled up bad yesterday. I didn't expect it to look worse today but like the title says I do look like a one eyed raccoon. The side of my head is very swollen still with the eye swollen more today than yesterday. I didn't lose consciousness I did stay awake all the rest of the morning icing every 10 minutes or so throughout the morning. I also haven't felt dizzy or anything like that so no I haven't had it checked as it also doesn't hurt a whole lot unless you are touching the area and that would be normal with any goose egg. Mine just happens to be on the top of my eyebrow. A little awkward looking but it is what it is.

My vision is also fine. I am not to worried about it other than having to go out of the house looking like I was beat in some alley way.

I have gone to the doctor for the falls and several specialists and tests galore. They have ruled out everything. They came up with the fact that my balancing issues is because of neuropathy in both of my feet in which I have had for many years now and not had any problems with it. I will admit it has gotten worse since being less active after my knee surgery in 2014. I think I slowly developed the balancing issues after having both of my knees replaced.This is when the falling started.

If not for the huge lump it might pass as super heaving make up. It even looks like I have perfect Egyptian eye liner on that eye. What I would of gave to have back when I used to take belly dancing lessons in the early nineties. Yet I don't think that this was the way to go to get it.

I am feeling fine just a little battered and bruised. On a side note for humor in the situation. Purple is one of my favorite colors that look good on me.. just would look nicer if it were just eye shadow.
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    Falls are so scary. I am glad you are ok.
    205 days ago
    Been there done that, not a fall but a car accident. When walking with my hubby in the stores everyone would just glare at him because they thought that he was beating me. Nope, just a car accident. But still.... Glad that you are just as cheerful and wonderful, taking it with some humor. Hope it keeps getting a bit better every day.


    223 days ago
    I'm glad you're feeling fine and looking at the bright side. I will see nothing but beautiful you - and I cannot wait! 8 more days...
    223 days ago
  • EVANS1848
    Thank God you weren't seriously hurt I pray that you get a speedy recovery. And I'm sure you don't look like a one-eyed raccoon
    224 days ago
    So glad you were not hurt worse than you were. Speedy recovery, GF!
    224 days ago
    Since I have bouts of being off balance, I understand completely. It sounds like we are completely normal except for dropsy we develop from time to time. When you get better maybe practice the drop and roll? Take care.
    224 days ago
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