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Thread: On West 86th Street, NY

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    Today I had safety patrol at my son's new school. I walked for over an hour with another mother. We had a great time just walking, talking and looking after the kids. At the end I was walking back home with my son and tripped on a sidewalk and landed flat on the floor.

    Now I have a very scratched right hand pinky and a very badly scratched knee. I was amazed how many people came to help me up, since I was a little out of it for a minute. One guy wouldn't even let my son take my bag because he didn't know he was with me. He picked and protected my phone and my metro card. I couldn't even thank him.

    I am now in bed with my knee up. If I walk it starts to bleed again and is very swollen. I can sense a slow weekend coming my way.

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    So Sorry for your mishap. Hope you will soon be on the run again!

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    I'm sorry for your accident. New York has a bad reputation sometimes about people being afraid of or unconcerned about people they don't know. It's a safety thing I guess. It is so refreshing to hear that someone took the responsibility of caring for you after you fell. There are many other places in this country and the world where you would have been on your own. Get well quickly and keep us posted on your progress.

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    Just when you think the whole world has gone crazy something nice is done. what a nic person to stay with you and your son.Hope you heal quickly mostly the finger so you can type and sew. lol. god bless Mary

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    speedy recovery on that knee.

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    First I am sorry you fell. Not fun I pray for a speedy recovery and 2 what an amazing story of heros in new york. It may be small but sometimes the littlest gesture makes the biggest impact. How sweet of him to protect you! Hope you are well taken care of at home! Jade

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    Just think of all the planning you can do and going thru patterns. This could become a great weekend. Hope you get frisky by Sunday..Hugs

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    Heal quickly! It is nice to hear about the kindness bestowed on you when we ususally only hear about the bad.

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    Aw, hope your knee is better soon!

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    Ouch! That is awful. Hope it heals soon. Will it keep you from sewing? Hope not.

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    So sorry! I hope you heal quickly and are not too sore in the morning. Let the family wait on you for a change!

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    And they say New Yorkers aren't friendly!I am glad to know that is wrong and you are o.k.! :D

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    Thank you for reminding us that there are kind and concerned people.

    I do hope your knee recovers quickly. Did you put ice on it?

    (I think it's ice at first)

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    I hope you get to feeling better soon. It's so nice to hear there are still good people out there looking out for others.

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    I'm so sorry for your fall. If it is still swollen and bleeding tomorrow, best see a doctor. I'm so glad there were good people to come to your aid.

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    ouch,

    sending a big bear hug your way

    take it easy and get you some quilt books or magazines to look at

    take care of yourself! did you go to ER or Doctor??

    Craftybear

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    It is heartwarming to hear that a stranger stopped to help and was concerned over you and your belongings too :D:D:D

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    Well, is the morning after and I feel just as I was expecting. I have bruises in places I wasn't initially hurt. My knee is still swollen, not as much as yesterday (the frozen peas helped). My arms hurt a lot, since I stopped the fall with them. My right pinky is swollen too, but I can type with 4 fingers. DH brought me breakfast in bed. No sewing for me today since I cannot bend the knee, but I can advance a little on my classes so I can sew later in the week.

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    It's so nice to hear of a good samaritan coming to your aid. We usually just hear the bad stuff happening in this nutsy world. Ice packs (or frozen peas) for the swelling.
    Speedy healing!

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    Sorry about your fall. Glad someone was looking out for you. Be careful after teh swelling goes down you don't have more damage than you think you do.

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    So sorry to hear this Sweetie here's wishing you a speedy recovering

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    Thank you all. I got up and was able to walk a bit today. Not much, but enough to shower and get it cleaned. The bruising has begun now. I have new colors every minute. I should take a picture. The combination of greens and purples may be a nice one.

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    Hope you get well soon! Glad someone was there to help you!

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    Glad your feeling better, hope all heals well!
    Nice that someone came to check on you and helped to keep an eye out until you could clear your head.

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