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A nasty (and painful) experience


Yesterday, I was doing some work on top of my motorhome.  My normal method to get back down is to face forward, grip the top of ladder (which is attached to the motorhome), step down with my left leg, then continue on down.  Never been a problem.

Until now.  The top step was wet and slick, and my shoe slipped.  So my left leg and entire left side slid down until it was wedged between the ladder and the back of the RV.  Meanwhile, my right leg was sticking out straight in front of me, on top of the motor home.  I had absolutely no leverage to remove myself from this awkward and painful position.

Fortunately, I was able to attract Romola’s attention, and although she tried she did not have the strength to push me up.  Fortunately, a few passersby saw my predicament and together they managed to push me up so I could get out of the ladder space and back on solid ground.

This could have been much worse.  Had I lost my grip, I may have fallen over backwards, essentially leaving me hanging, upside down, from a possibly broken femur or a displaced hip.  I shudder to think of that!  I feel fortunate this ended the way I did; only some serious bruising and pulled muscles.  It could have been much worse!

Next time I will be more careful.  I’ll also added some traction material to the top step!

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  1. January 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Egad! That’s awful. Even picturing it is scary. I can just imagine how you got Romola’s attention. :l

  2. Linda Creagh
    January 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Better lucky but better safe.

  3. fred
    January 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Mr.Laninga is getting old, and you should not drink during the day (:

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