Friday, October 26, 2018

I Fell Out Of Bed!

7:55 am:
[I am Blogging to you from Denny's]
This morning as I was getting out of bed [Granny's Attic], I missed a step on the step ladder and my face collided with the edge of the card table!!

The resulting wound bled in big drops! I used my first-aid kit to stop the bleeding and clean myself up and the bleeding stopped quickly.

This fall happened at 4:30 am. It's kinda cold at that time. I felt sooooo cold! So, I drove myself to 24-Hour Fitness and soaked in their hot tub.

It's painful for me to smile for this pic.




8:13 am:
The pain from my wound came in waves. And when the pain came, it was strong! I should have taken pain meds right away. But I did think about taking meds until I was about to leave for Denny's. I took 2-Ibuprofen and 1-Tylenol extra strength.

When I began eating, it was necessary for me to use the left side of my mouth to avoid triggering my pain.

Just a little while ago, the meds kicked in! Oh, Lord! What a relief!


1:26 pm:
The Box Van Team has made an Afternoon Camp in the nice but noisy La Mesita Park [State 125 is out there very close!].

La Mesita Park view looking out Box Van's big door.



Our Nature's Head
Self-Contained Composting Toilet



2:06 am:
After I straighten out this mess, my new mattress will be moved to Box Van's floor for my nap.  Obviously, my Granny's Attic bedroom needs some work!

Because of fall this morning, I lost about 3-hours sleep.







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54 comments:

  1. That does look as though it would be painful,I hope the pain meds continue to help. Upon awakening I sometimes am not as aware of details or coordinated as I am later on in the day. That's why I try not to do much until I have a cup of coffee.Stay well and safe and have a nice day,- N

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    1. N,

      About mid-afternoon yesterday, the pain went away! I was able to eat supper without a problem.

      I'm a fast healer!

      George

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  2. Ibuprofen and Tylenol and Georges fell out of bed grand slam breakfast
    Sorry big guy I couldn't pass that up,,, but a Danny's Grand slam breakfast will make it all better
    Look on the Internet for pictures as to what I am suggesting
    Scout out craigslist for a shallow above ground pool step ladder for your way to get up to the attic you can bolted in their permanent or temporary

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    1. Ed,

      Coincidentally, I'm at Denny's right now. No Grand Slam breakfast though. Only 2-eggs scrambled and a english muffin.

      Craigslist? OK, I'll look.

      Thank you,

      George

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    2. I was reading the denny's sign in the background of your picture

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  3. Hi George. I had a bad feeling this might happen. I didmt speak up because its not my place to advise you on such things. I can only hope you reconsider your sleeping arrangements. I was never one to appreciate having to climb a ladder to enter or exit my bed. the danger is not the climbing part but the transition from ladder to bed area or bed to ladder. wishing you a speedy recovery .

    Ray
    Annapolis Md U.S.A

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    1. Ray,

      Thank you, Ray! I enjoyed your comment.

      I will not be sleeping in Granny's Attic for now. When construction is well along, I likely will sleep there again. I'll have a staircase then.

      BTW, I have no pain now, I am eating breakfast and drinking coffee with no problems.

      George

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  4. George, I think it is TIME!

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    1. Squire,

      You are sooooo right on about that!

      George

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  5. I too am concerned that your trailer is a dangerous hazard to others if it gets loose on the road.

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    1. Paula,

      Well, let's have a prayer from each and every one of us that Scampy does not gets loose. On the road or anywhere else!

      George

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  6. So sorry to hear that you fell, George. Reminds me of the time that for some unknown reason, I moved my son's bunk bed ladder after he went to sleep... That ended about the same way as your morning did... He, and my wife, have never let me live that down! :-)

    Hope you heal up! I know you'll overcome this obstacle with a solution...

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    1. Kent,

      Wow! Moving your son's ladder after he went to sleep?! Why?

      This fall is not really an obstacle. It is more like an incident that is now over.

      Thanks for writing,
      George

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  7. I'm not a doc George but taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol extra strength at the same time does not sound safe.
    George, your recent vehicle accidents, getting stuck, having Scampy come unhitched (which might have killed someone), impulsive purchases like the window AC, box van, falling out of bed, burning your face, near heat stroke at the rally and other things worry me. I think you need to evaluate what's going on.

    This many things are just not bad luck. Please find a fix before it's too late. Slow down, be more careful, pray, something....

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    1. It is safe, Bob.

      You have a good memory concerning incidents in my recent life!

      At the beginning of my RV life, I had some bad things happen. I considered selling MsTioga.

      I sat myself down, and really thought about what was going on. I wrote the following, which I titled, "My Creed."


      My Creed
      "I do not run away from my dreams
      because of fear of what might happen.
      I have faith that no matter what fate brings me
      I shall overcome."


      Best regards,
      George

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  8. Have the wound checked. You may have fractured your jaw since you have osteoporosis (I believe you blogged this). This may be causing the pain. BTW careful with taking too many ibuprofen...it can cause kidney failure.

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    1. Too late, Rita.

      My fractured jaw has already. And, oh my! My jaw healed crooked!

      George

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  9. So sorry to read about your accident, George! I hope you'll get to feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you sooooo much, Dear Sadie!

      I feel better just reading your kind comment!

      George

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  10. I'm sorry to hear this. You will heal quickly. I always have to be careful
    after I get up because I am usually a bit groggy! I hope your breakfast
    was excellent!

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    1. I love your comment, Joan! 😍

      Breakfast is my favorite meal!

      Thank you,
      George

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  11. It's the pits when our body won't keep up with our mind. I, too, am concerned with all your "mishaps" BUT hesitate to discourage you in any way.

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    1. Bev,

      Well, let me say this about that.

      My body is better physically now than it was in 2014! Of course my heart surgery which gave me a new aortic valve change everything for me!

      I'd like to let you in on something that I firmly believe:
      My own personal experience made me come to understand that if there is doubt in my mind about being able to do something, I will fail.

      However, if I believe that I can do something [Like the Box Van project], it is already done!



      George

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    2. Hang a handle from the ceiling to assist getting into and out of bed.

      Turn the ladder 90 degrees. Much easier to climb up sideways and roll into bed than to climb up facing the bed and not be able to see the stepladder when you come down.

      I've tried them all.

      Barb Provan Tiger XL owner with cabover bed.

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    3. Barb,

      You mean, something like a Sky Hook?

      I've heard-tell of these devices. Never saw a Sky Hook my own self though.

      I like your comment, Barb.

      Bye for now,
      George

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    4. No, not a sky hook. Nothing fastened to the ladder! More like a bathtub safety grab handle fastened to one of the supporting metal bars across the truck ceiling.

      Could be a short rope hanging down or anything just to hold onto as you transfer from the ladder to the bed. You're not going to swing from it with all your weight, just stabilize yourself.

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  12. Hi George.... why not build a bunk for your mattress with storage underneath? No pee pot to spill on your mattress either..... will wait to see if this happens. Nice toilet... easy to use at night too. Just a view of another 80 year old who gets up at night!😁😁😄😄

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    1. Ernie,

      You and I are "Birds of a feather!"

      We both pee at nite!

      See you,
      George

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  13. As long as you aren't putting anyone else at risk, I believe most people don't care what you do or how you do it. But having your Scamp trailer break totally free of your truck... not once but twice in the same day... is UNBELIEVABLE. Safety chains are there to prevent this from happening. You haven't explained why the safety chains didn't function correctly. There's clearly something wrong with those chains or how you're hooking them up. This just isn't supposed to happen. Do you realize the risk you put others in? And didn't this happen some time ago with your previous tow rig? Really? The safety chains never worked for you in ANY of these incidents???

    Your readers, based on what I read in these comments, are very concerned about you.

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    1. Hi there, Brother Thom!

      Yes, it is unbelievable! And irresponsible as well.

      I should be confined to a small room with no doors or windows so that I am not loose to put others to risk!

      I wonder how my safety chains, which were in use, got loose? But I suppose that you are able to answer that question since you are such an expert on this subject,

      Thom, I too am concerned about myself. I am considering turning in my spurs and my horse and saddle! ðŸĪŠ

      Faithfully,
      George

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  14. "However, if I believe that I can do something [Like the Box Van project], it is already done!"
    Not very realistic. Have you considered maybe your "projects" compensate for having a fairly empty existence? Also, I've never heard of a squamous cell carcinoma being frozen off - it should have been removed, biopsied, checked for clear margins. That kind puts out roots.

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    1. N? Is that you?

      Are you having a dark morning, N?

      Well, you have nailed me!

      My existence is empty. I have nothing to live for. I would be better off dead! Good bye, cruel World! I did my best, but my best was not good enough!

      About your last paragraph, N. I Blogged about all of that. Apparently you missed that?

      Your Buddy,
      George

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    2. No that was NOT me,George! -N

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    3. My squamous carcinoma was scraped for biopsy and then the area was frozen above my right eyebrow.

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  15. Just fine to take Tylenol and ibuprofen at the same time, as long as each one is taken according to the directions. Sorry about your fall, George...

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    1. Pete,

      We had a nice phone conversation last nite.

      I love you, Guy! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
      George

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  16. I've had times traveling in my motorhome, waking up and not having a clue where I am or which way is up..I figure it's sorta like getting home off the road and trying to step on the pedal to flush the toilet...Who stole my pedal????
    Upriver

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    1. Hi David,

      I used to have times like you described in your comment.

      Then, they committed me to a detox hospital. Took about a year. But I kicked my methodone addiction.

      They gave me Buprenorphine and Levo-Alpha Acetyl Methadol in huge doses that would kill an adult elephant.

      Thank God that I am over all of that!
      George

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  17. Been Following you since 2004, I think that you need to consider others as well as yourself when it comes to public safety on the road sir. Granted we are only seeing what you post but that is enough to elicit my comment in the name of public safety.

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    1. So, you are one of those Google Users? Not too many of those still running around causing trouble anymore!

      Yes, Dear Google User! I agree!

      I should be prevented from being a danger to public safety!

      I state:
      Lock that George away. And do so quickly before the inevitable happens!

      Best regards,
      George

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  18. George, I have no doubt that you can transform Box Van into a living and work shop home for you. BUT.....it seems as though you are going about it in a very messy way. Could you not live in Scamp and built the Box Van into what you want? Just too messy, which you mention all the time. It is going to take a very long time and less then a healthy way to live, Sorry George, but I do wish you only the best. Love reading your adventures.

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    1. Dear Sandy,

      Your best for me is sooooo wonderful for me to read about!

      Thank you sooooo much!
      George

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  19. "I should be confined to a small room with no doors or windows so that I am not loose to put others to risk!"

    It's called jail for "public endangerment". The civil suit should help reduce what's left of a minimalist's possessions.

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  20. Maybe its been mentioned already but I think a boat ladder would be perfect for your situation. They weigh next to nothing and take up little space. You could get a permanent fixed or folding ladder.

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  21. Even though you are in San Diego, insulation should come before anything else.

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    1. Pool,

      I will definitely insulate.

      George

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  22. Please disregard my comment I made yesterday. Upon awakening today it seemed a bit insensitive but I know you have thick skin. Take care John D

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  23. You have the best comments!!! Negative people crack me up!

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  24. Dorris Smith10/27/18, 4:48 PM

    OLD PEOPLE SHOULD NOT CLIMB LADDERS, SLEEPING WITH A "PEE" BUCKET IS GROSS

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    1. Dorris,

      If you do not care for my Blog, you know what to do!

      Do it!

      George

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    2. Thinking its better to have a pee bucket than not.
      Rock on George!

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  25. Dear George,

    I absolutely LOVE your mindset, your attitude. "However, if I believe that I can do something [Like the Box Van project], it is already done!" is the belief one MUST have to make things manifest! You are are so right. I'm excited by your new project and admire you having the know-how to make it happen. You're a fabulous role model George. Thank you for sharing all you do with the world. Wishing you the best always. Barbara

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    1. Barbara,

      Wow! Double WOW with sugar on it! 😍

      Your comment is a fantastic compliment for me!

      I thank you sooooo much!

      George

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  26. Judge Judy (I watch her show daily) had a Doctor tell her: "there are two words to a long life"...


    DON'T FALL

    Which has a lot of truth to it!
    Mark in Palm Springs.

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