An ‘almost-fall’

This morning I had what I like to call an ‘almost-fall’. I felt myself wobbling and knew that I was about to fall over backwards. If I did, I knew I’d crash into my radiator and washing basket. Yes, another washing basket. I seem to have the knack for falling into those, don’t I?

In the couple of seconds I was rocking back on my feet, at least one image of what might happen if I didn’t stop myself flashed through my mind. I heard myself gasp and flung my arms out to grab the chair next to me. I worked, I was fine. No harm done. Well, not this time anyway.

The thing is, I think ‘almost-falls’ can be pretty scary. Not quite as scary as actual falls, but sometimes they come pretty close. Sometimes they can be funny afterwards, like if I was about to fall over nothing, of if it was the sound of the toaster popping up the toast that made me lose my balance, (don’t you just hate it when that happens), but most of the time they leave feeling a bit unsteady for a bit afterwards.

I do talk about falls sometimes – like my infamous gravy fall – which I think will be mentioned in our house every time someone makes gravy until I move out – but I don’t tell you about every single one. Most of the time I just trip, but sometimes it’s scary, but most of the time, I can thankfully laugh about it afterwards.

4 thoughts on “An ‘almost-fall’

  1. Reading your blog today was strange for me. You see I did fall today and it was quite scary. We were walking in Perthshire when I slipped on a piece of wet wood. I went up and then down, hard. I landed on my elbow and shoulder and was a bit shook up. Fortunately only bruised and grazed although for a few moments thought it might be more serious. On reflection I felt more vulnerable than I have for a while. I’m getting older but the implications of injury for me are great as a carer to my precious son and other kids. I had a glimpse of perhaps the type of issues you live with daily. That can not be easy – respect! Me? I need to be really careful and think about my personal safety more. I have many dependants!


    1. I’m sorry to hear about you fall. I hope you’re feeling better now. It must be pretty scary to think of how it all could have been worse, especially when you take into account that you are a carer.

      Thanks for your kind words and I hope you feel better soon.


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