My life changed on September 1, 1999
That was the day I fell while taking a break at work. I walked over a small pebble and fell backwards.
I wanted to protect my knees. .silly me. With my left arm straight behind me I fell backwards first on my left hand, pushing my shoulders inward and came crashing down on the hard pavement.
All I remember is the impact the cement parking lot had on my shoulders and the bang I felt as my head hit very hard.
A pain, like a 'charley horse' radiated from my groin to my toes. I thought it was a spasm. Waited until the cramping subsided.
The one I was walking with, helped me to my feet. I couldn't take a step or the pain would radiate again. I stood motionless, dazed. Everything was ' unreal' I just functioned very calmly.
An onlooker brought me a metal folding chair, I sat down and waited for my friend to get the car to drive me back to work.
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