The Experiment: Day 130 ~ Damn That HURT!

Criminy! A week ago my glass water bottle fell off my table and shattered. I thought I had cleaned it all up. Then my friend Noni found the bottom of the bottle under a chair! THEN Saturday the floor was swept and mopped. There shouldn’t have been even the tiniest bit of glass left. But last night about 9:00 I was walking across the floor and I nearly went straight up through the roof. I stepped on a shard of glass and I was immediately bleeding everywhere. I didn’t know what to do, it was bleeding so much and I was in a panic. It was stuck in the ball of my foot. Finally I rinsed it well with peroxide, put neosporin on it, a little sockie to keep it covered because a bandaid wouldn’t stay on, and I contacted Noni and asked her if she could come today to help get it out. I limped gingerly around for the first half of the day hurting like the dickens. She got here early this afternoon and she’s good! She got it out. It was a wicked little shard of glass. Nasty business. It kind of took the stuffing out of me. Something about living alone and having this kind of thing happen to you and it’s scary. It really rattled me.

This afternoon after Noni left I watched a documentary and then took a nap with the pugs. This evening I’m here, just moving slowly. I am not going to get much done here tonight. I’m going to warm up something for dinner and snuggle up with the pugs and watch another documentary. (I have a free week of The Sundance Channel and I’m going to binge watch documentaries which I love and then cancel at the end of the free week!) I’m sorry to be so useless, I’m sorry not to say more, but I will write a better blog post tomorrow. Right now I think I better clean up all the blood spots all over the kitchen floor. It’s yucky.

I will remember to keep my shoes on. I always do. I never go barefoot anymore because I have some neuropathy left from being prediabetic. Now that I’m no longer in the diabetic range and on keto my feet are getting better but I’m still cautious about my feet. I have no idea why I was barefoot, I won’t be again! But truly, I’m glad it was me and not one of the pugs that stepped on it. That would have been awful.

I will see you tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a better day. And take care of your feet!

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  1. I was thinking the same thing earlier, so glad it wasn’t a pug paw, cuz w that you’d have needed the vet. You were a perfect patient! I’m jealous about the documentaries. I prefer them. Hahaha. Love u. G’night

    • Night night sweet pea, I don’t know what I’d have done without you today! You saved me. I love you honey bunny. Fun watching some Grace and Frankie with you today! 😀

  2. Awww Maitri, I am so sorry for what you went through. I can imagine it took everything out of you. I am glad you have Noni to help you. Feel better soon.

    Love, Jean

    • Thank you so much Jean, I don’t know what I would have done without my Noni. And it feel worlds better today just having the glass out! I hope you are feeling well. I’m sending you a great big hug… 🙂

  3. Yikes! So sorry that happened, and how wonderful you could call on Noni to help you get the glass out of your foot. Take care, dear one!

    • Thank you so much Cathryn, as I said above I don’t know what I would have done without Noni. It’s so scary when you live alone to have something like this happen. But I managed until she got here and I was SO glad to see her the next day! And you take care too honey… 🙂

  4. Such a blessing to have a friend you can call when in distress – and even one able to deal with blood and pain! I hope there is no more glass that could hurt you and the pugs. May you heal soon, dear Maitri!

    • Thank you so much Silke and yes Noni is always a blessing in my life but I REALLY appreciated her yesterday! 😀 She is my darling friend and yesterday she was my SHERO!!! I am on the mend and already feel worlds better with the glass out.

  5. So very sorry to hear about the glass and your stepping on the glass. You brought up a subject I will have to write to you in a private message about being alone and suck. I too worry about this so very much. I often say I am sure I would lay here for days and no one would even check on me.
    Take care of you wound!!!!!! Hugs!!! Jim

    • Oh Jim honey this is so scary! Surely there is someone you could call on? If not you need to cultivate a friend that you can rely on and be there for them too. It makes all the difference in the world. Did you say that one day you will live with your daughter and partner in their new house you built for them? Or nearby? That would be a blessing. I am so glad my Rachel is here. I don’t know what I’d do without her. I hope you will find a solution. You are in my thoughts and prayers and heart. Take care honey…

  6. kisses for your pain
    boo boo feeling better now?
    such is love’s solace


    yikes, maitri. it’s damn hard to get a glass shard out of your own foot. thank goodness you had a pal to do surgery


    • Oh Katya it is such a blessing to have Noni in my life and yesterday she was a godsend. It was pretty delicate “surgery” to get it out and it was a nasty shard. Thank goodness it is out. I feel worlds better now having it out.

      I hope all is with with you and yours. I am sending you lots of love… 🙂

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