Thursday, October 7, 2010

My painting disaster

I've had to put crafting on the back burner for a while as my DH and I do some major redecorating in our 25-year-old, very dated home - stripping wallpaper, painting, replacing flooring, changing light fixtures, etc. So far we've completed the master bathroom, and we're now working on the other upstairs bath, which needed the most serious work due to mold. We have literally stripped it bare except for the major fixtures.

I was all set and excited on Monday to spend the entire day prepping and painting, having decided at the last minuted to take the day off from work just for this purpose. I made a trip to Lowe's, stopped for a bite to eat, and rushed home to get started. Not more than 30 minutes into the job, I reached for the far corner, lost my balance, and down I went! I hit my head HARD on an unopened paint can, and I fell against the wall, hitting my hip, shoulder and knee on the way down. I don't remember too much after that except slapping a washcloth against my head to stop the bleeding and telling myself to call my husband and lie down before I passed out. Luckily, I never did pass out, but oh, what a headache.
3 hours, 8 stitches and a tetanus shot later, I left the emergency room. I was home 3 days - hubby's orders - but back at the office today and back to the remodel this weekend. In the meantime, I want to give DH a BIG shoutout for taking such good care of me with hot oatmeal cookies, frozen yogurt and back rubs. On top of all that, he's almost finished with the painting in the bathroom.

The good news is, I didn't spill the paint - and I don't have to spend much time on my hair for a while since people will only see my eye!

31 comments:

JustYolie said...

OMG!!! I'm so sorry this happened to you!! But glad to hear you're doing better. I will never get up on a ladder again after a wobble I had on an extension ladder! Didn't fall but it scared me enough never to get on one again!

So glad you are OK though! :)

iluvmybugs said...

So sorry to hear about your accident Cindy...hope you are feeling better!!

Lesley from WI said...

Owwww....that looks painful. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Cindy that is how I decorate!!! Last time I did I fell and tore my rotator cuff. After 2 surgeries and 9 months of Physical Therapy hubby calls a painter if I even consider doing anything!!! Guess you and I could never do a flip together!!! LOL Take care of yourself now.

Craft Junkie Too said...

Oh goodenss - (((hugs))) - hope you feel better soon. OUCH! :)

Got2BCrafting said...

OUCH!!! Who would have thought going to work may have been a GOOD idea! LOL! I hope you are feeling better soon. Glad you have a sweet hubby to take care of you. :)
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

joeygirl86 said...

OMG..get well soon! HOpefully it heals fast!

Bobbi said...

Ouch, so sorry to hear about your accident. Hoping you have a speedy recovery. Will keep you in my thoughts.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG, I'm sorry to hear about your fall. Speedy recovery!!

shari said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear about your fall, the good news is you didn't break any bones. I hope you feel better soon. Shari (cricutrookie)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

i bet you had a few choice words at the moment! Gosh that looks like it hurt... glad you are feeling better... no more climbing for you on this remodel... take care

Peggy said...

Cindy, I hope you feel better soon. Please be careful.

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

I am so sorry!!!!! OUCH!
Happy to hear you have a wonderful caring husband!
I cannot leave your blog without telling you that you put some humor in your writing so part of me was lol while I was ouch ouch
Take care and feel better!!!
Gaby

flowerdisco said...

oh cindy..i am so very sorry. that had to hurt a lot....hope you heal fast.

Sandy C. said...

Thank goodness you didn't lose your eye!!!!That is one nasty hit. Good luck with the remodel. I am doing the same thing, but in our basement. Take care. Sandy C.

Robin Marshall Clark said...

Oh Cindy! I know that had to hurt! My head started hurting when you said you hit your head on a paint can. Ouch! Get well soon and take it easy!!!!

Giselle said...

Ouch, hope it heals soon :[

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Cindy! I am so sorry this happened to you!!! I do hope you're not rushing back to all those chores too soon! I am praying that all goes well from here on!!!

Please take better care!

pcrusberg said...

Oh Cindy, I feel so bad for you! I hope you're on the mend and feel better real soon. Pam

Marilyn said...

So Sorry!! That looks like it really hurt. I hope you will be feeling better very soon.

Tammie said...

OUCH!!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. REST! and take care of yourself.

SherriC. said...

oh my gosh Cindy!!!! I hope you feel better soon, get back to crafting....it's not so painful!!!!! lol
good luck on the remodel, we have been doing out whole house,(3 yrs now) each room we start ends up going right down to the studs....at this point I think we should have just knocked it down and started over...

Smacki's Place said...

oh sweety, my heart aches for you. i'm planning on painting a spare bedroom and bathroom my next days off. now i'm wondering about the danger painting can be. take care of yourself, we all love you and wish you well.

Wife2TJ said...

That sounds like something that would happen to me.

I'm glad your okay, you took quite a beating from that fall. Hope your feeling better now.

Marian Gr said...

Cindy,

I am so glad that you are ok! I hope that you continue to get better and take care of yourself.

Your wonderful husband is a blessing. Thank you for letting us know.

Will be praying for you.

Marian Gr

Anonymous said...

OMG! I'm so sorry to ready about your fall! Thank goodness it wasn't worse. I hope you are on the mend. Many prayers to you!

Deb M.

scootin granny said...

Haven't visited in awhile and when reading this story I was saying "ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch" during your description. So glad it wasn't worse and VERY glad that the eye wasn't seriously injured.

Take care...hope you're continuing to improve.

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