Well, my plans for Saturday got turned upside down and backwards. My husband had irritated me the day before and I felt that I needed some "space" and thus he left before me planning to be gone all day. In the meantime, I decided to take a bath before I went out anywhere. Everything went well until it was time to get out of the tub. Even though I was holding onto the bar, I slipped and fell backwards into the tub, knocking myself out and injuring my whole right side. You can imagine how graceful it all was with ancient body parts flying in all directions. When I came to, I tried getting up but couldn't because of the pain and the fact that I couldn't get any traction.
To keep the story short, I spent the whole day trapped in the tub and struggling with innovative ideas on how to get out. I went through all the stages - "why me?" as well as "please God I'll do anything if you get me out of here" and finally resignation to my fate. I did manage to grab my nightgown and put it on myself. I had visions of being found naked and dead in the tub, you know, and trust me it would not have been pretty! At any rate, I was never so happy to see my husband come home in our entire marriage, any feelings of irritation with him vanished when he helped me out of the tub. He managed to help me hobble to the bed and cover myself up and whimper in pain. It was truly pathetic.
Here is what I have learned: No baths when home alone, always put non-skid decals in the bottom of the tub, bring the phone into the bathroom and for goodness sake have something to cover the aging body. As I looked at myself laying there, I looked like an Origami-style sculpture against the tub and it was no graceful swan either!
This morning, I am bruised and sore and, worst of all, having trouble knitting! Oh my God! So, I intend to lay in bed, nurse my wounds and nap all day. The cat is being very lovey and cuddly now but when I was in the tub all he did was stand at the bathroom door and meow loudly (no comfort from him - he just chewed me out for disturbing his routine!)