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strikerx98
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   Posted 9/15/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Just took an epic fail fall.

My shelf plants around my pond were all on their sides floating. Something had knocked them in. So I stepped over my low fence and onto the river rocks to fish them out. Carefully balancing my footing on the large round rocks I bent forward to retrieve the floating potted plants. One by one I righted them and moved on to the next. Last plant up and on it's shelf when serious vertigo kicked in. Things like this seem to happen in slow motion of course so you can savor the moment. I grabbed for anything I could to slow my fall. But nothing was stable, self included.

Over I went... over the river rock, over the fence and onto my back. I took out my shade I had built over the pond as well since I grabbed for that as I went down. Luckily my head missed the patio cover beam, but it found the cement with no problem.

Nothing is broken but I have ice on one elbow, can't walk without the bottom of one foot screaming, neck and back are very angry, took a river rock to one side of my back pretty good. So basically I feel... normal!

After finally sitting up and getting a closer look I noticed large fish scales and a fin around the front on the pond. A raccoon has eaten my koi! They will eat their food at water when they can. All those large CHEAP goldfish and the beast goes for the koi. Of course even he was only $4 at Petsmart, but now I have to grow a new one.

It's amazing how bad you can feel once the adrenaline wears off... so much for house cleaning today.



Thanks,
Connie
45 yr old wife and mom. FMS, ACM, Arthristis, degenerative disk disease and possible MS and a partridge in a pear tree.

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/15/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, no!  What a fall.  I'm so sorry and I'm sorry about your koi.  Get a hot shower or bath and that will help a little. 
 
I love your signature!  It made me laugh.
 
Sherrine
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strikerx98
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   Posted 9/15/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! I'll get a "warm" shower. I seem to get more symptoms when I get too hot. Going to try to stand up and walk now.... this should be good!
Connie

45 yr old mom of 3 and wife of 1 - plus 7 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles, pond fish, canary, and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
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Arnold Chiari Malformation 1 - decompressed & C-1 Laminectomy in 2000
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crazykitty
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   Posted 9/15/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie, Sorry about your fall. You may be feeling a little stiff tomorrow, you might want to
do some gentle stretches. Sherrine has a section in the fibro 101 thread on gentle
stretching.

Wow what a menagerie you have, I have trouble with 2 crazy kittys.

Feel better soon!

Robin
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 9/15/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie, hello and wow I'm so sorry to hear about your fall. I had a nasty fall last summer of 08 and it took a long time to lose the bruise :) I hope you can take it easy and heal. bad raccoons!!
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its' metamorphosis."
 
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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/15/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh no Connie! I hope you feel better soon. I used to have koi in my pond, but the racoon at them and tore the pond all up (knocked over a bunch of stuff and tore up the plants). Someone told me you can put coyote urine out to scare away the racoons, but I always wondered if that would attract coyotes. ;/

Sue

strikerx98
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   Posted 9/15/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL that would be bad if I got coyotes. There is a motion sensitive sprinkler that can be installed. That would keep my dogs out as well. I figure the raccoon will be back tonight since it knows where to get a good meal! Wish I had a surveillance system. Might make for a good (or sad) show to watch the next day. Thankfully the koi was cheap as were the goldfish. I just hate to loose them as they've gotten so big. Dog tried to eat one of my turtles today as well.

Now off to ice the elbow again!
Connie

45 yr old mom of 3 and wife of 1 - plus 7 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles, pond fish, canary, and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
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Arnold Chiari Malformation 1 - decompressed & C-1 Laminectomy in 2000
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease, possible MS.


strikerx98
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   Posted 9/16/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Raccoon came again last night. This time I only pulled the items out of my pond I could easily reach and stopped the moment I felt slightly dizzy. Really feeling the fall from the other morning but being all tough for the family saying it's no big deal. They wouldn't understand anyway.

Anyone have a recipe for raccoon soup?
Connie

45 yr old mom of 3 and wife of 1 - plus 7 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles, pond fish, canary, and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
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Arnold Chiari Malformation 1 - decompressed & C-1 Laminectomy in 2000
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease, possible MS.

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