It was when Desi Valentine tweeted ” Should you be tempted, do NOT drink CC&G’s while soaking in a hot bath with a good book. Even if they taste really good!” One of those distant memories came back and prompted me to write this…”
It was a nice Sunday afternoon I had a relaxing lunch with good friends and returned to a quiet house. I was excited to discover my husband had taken the kids to the park and I was alone in the solitude of my home.
It was one of those rare days the bathroom was clean and I could enjoy the comforts of a hot bubble bath. I ran the water, left my book on the sink counter, and hopped into the tub full of suds. It was the best two minutes of my weekend until I stood up to reach for my book.
It was with that I lost my balance on the tub and fell face first with a crash into the side of the tub. I remember the pain, things went blurry as I laid back against the porcelain, and I began to feel ill. My nose was bleeding and I knew it was time to get out of the tub.
I was dizzy and thought – Dear God, What if I faint and someone finds me naked sprawled on the bathroom floor. What would my mother think?
I did the best I could to dry off and reached for my closest set of pajamas and I called my sister to take me to the hospital.
She arrived chuckling at me in my flannel polka dot penguin skiing pajamas loaded me and my bleeding nose into the truck. As we drove she chuckled more and then held out her cel phone taking a picture of me – a keeper of the good memory.
As we got out of the truck at the hospital I asked “Why are those men staring at me?”
My sister chuckled, “You are wearing penguin pajamas and you forgotten to button up your top!”
It was with that I fumbled to button my top as we entered the ER and it donned on me that I had to explain what happened to the nurse.
“I was soaking in the tub then I got up to grab my book on the counter and fell face first on the edge of the tub.”
She gave me a questioning look…
“No. I did not have anything to drink!”
I stuttered, “I know this is something old people do! Not me!”
It was with that I took my number, sat in the ER with my penguin pajamas, high on Tylenol 3, did I mention they gave me Tylenol 3? Did I also mention that I have no tolerance for any form of medication?
My husband arrived pale as a ghost – I was oblivious that people were looking at him then me his disheveled wife.
His voice got a little loud, “I can’t believe you broke your nose in the tub.”
I groaned, “I know!”
His voice went a little louder, “It’s terrible that you broke your nose in the tub!”
It was at that moment I caught on that people were staring at him, his disheveled wife with the two black eyes and broken nose. He was mortified that people may have thought that he had done this too me.
A couple of hours later I was in the triage room waiting for the doctor. He looked at me in my penguin pajamas all I could say was “I thought old people were the only ones who slip in the tub.”
He chuckled and said, “I hope it was a good book!”
It was after returning to the scene of the crime. I never looked at the bath tub the same and I always slid in slowly remembering to keep my book close before situating my naked butt into the tub! You never know what you could break in that klutz trap!
Have you ever had an accidental calamity? What was it like to return to the scene of the incident?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga