Yesterday I thought I had all sorts of important things to tell people, but last night I learned the hard way that I only have one thing to inform
everyone of today.
"Skipping a Step on the Stairs" is a Fatal Mistake.
I am 33 as of last week, and I've walked countless stairs in my life, and I wrongly considered myself skilled due to experience. When I was a kid I
remember jumping and skipping as many steps as possible to reach the large flat areas faster. Never had anything go wrong...till last night right
before I was going to bed.
All I did was "Skip a Step" because I'm tall and thought I could get away with it, and I got really lucky because it was "the last step", but the
problem was I miscounted and it was actually the "second to last step", so that hidden "last step" tripped me and I fell forward with all of my
weight. I had "Let go of the Rail" thinking it was the "last step", so now my hands were free and I naturally put them forward to catch the wall,
but instead of a wall we have a open kitchen counter, and my hands went right through the opening...but my forehead hit the top section that goes into
the ceiling - right on the corner!
Basically I got TKO'd and I have a nasty cut on my head, and my skull feels all messed up now. It probably isn't broken though (or cracked I hope).
My neck hurts and my spine hurts, but I can stretch fully in all directions and am mobile now. I was laid out for at least 15-20m just in a daze, I
may have suffered a concussion. So I stayed up awhile to 'laugh/cry/whatever it is' about how dumb I am for this most silly mistake.
This morning my wife informed me of a person she once knew, whom I had actually gone to the funeral of maybe 7 years ago. He was a tall guy and always
"Skipped Steps", and would go 2 at a time. Well one day he did what I did, missed one, but he was higher up a flight of stairs and so broke his
Why ? Because even if you can count steps perfectly 99.9% of the time, there is ALWAYS gonna be that ONE STEP that you MISS! It is so OBVIOUS to me
now how this works!
Please everyone, this is a valid danger that exists for us all. Do Not Skip Steps Anymore
. Tell other people, teach the kids that it's
because IT IS
! I am So Lucky it was a TKO instead of a KO or a Fatality. I don't think anything's broken. If it hurts in
a few days still I'll go to the Doc but for now all they would do anyway is give pain killers. I'll treat the cut myself but anyone out there should
seriously consider a Doc if they aren't knowledgeable about cuts. Cuts are simple it's the bones you need an X-ray for.
Most of you know I totally don't condone the overuse of X-ray technology but in this instance, after a fall from the stairs and a TKO on the corner
of a wall section, it's sounding really good if you know what I mean? Just to check cuz I'm messed up and curious what it looks like inside. I'm
hoping I can recover from this within a month or two...and I usually never tell people in public about my injuries...I just recovered from a few other
serious ones (ribs, arm, feet, etc).
It's ok you can laugh at me. LOL! I am thankfully alive to still laugh and cry simultaneously about it. I know I'm a clutz, a lucky one though. Very
To make the thread informative I will also link this info about
. There has been a lot of talk in sports circles about
concussions lately and I think this applies to everyone because I may/may not have suffered one last night just attempting to go to bed. It's
difficult to diagnose and will take time to determine properly.
I personally only meet a few of the criteria (dizziness) but as the article points out, it's not that easy to determine. My behavior and thinking
over the next year or two will be really important to observe and reflect back on this event in order to see if something did or did not change
significantly. I took a major blow to my skull from the front section, right above my eyebrows and then went out flat and am still dizzy the next day.
I don't even know if this is a headache but I think it probably is. My emotional state is normal though, I'm usually melodramatic.
Just because of the circumstance, I will probably be going in for a check up here in the next few days to check my bones, because this may be the most
severe head and neck/back trauma I have ever had. I'm comparing this to a moderate impact car wreck without an airbag.
One Step on the Stairs
can Change Everyone's Lives Forever
Please Constantly Warn Each Other to Not Skip Any Steps
I guess that's it, but if anyone want's to share their stair falling horror stories, feel free.
I am interested and will read them.