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... {splat}

aka I just flipped myself out of the chair backwards.

I think I was a bit energetic in decoupling from Asda's wheelchair trolley when I took it back after putting my shopping in the car, and when I stopped my wheels the chair pivoted on them. I flung myself forward, but couldn't quite get the momentum to stop it, but it did make it a fairly slow motion flip. And curling forward also meant my head missed slamming backwards into Asda's plate glass windows by about an inch.

Of course people came running, and I had to stop them from trying to pick me up, which wasn't helped by the fact they were a bunch of foreign schoolkids and didn't understand what I was saying!

Amazingly the two bottles of spirits in my back-bag also survived, though the two loaves and sadly the box of Magnum icecreams may never be the same again. (Doubly amazing for the spirits as there is a very prominent projecting bar across the back of the chair)

I'm okay, just literally a bit rattled. My neck hurts a bit, but it wasn't exactly happy before I left the house.

Date: 2017-03-30 06:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] legionseagle
Thank God that you've saved the spirits so you can use them For Medicinal Purposes Only.

Date: 2017-03-30 08:28 pm (UTC)
legionseagle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] legionseagle
Not an aniseed fan myself but it certainly bears out the medicinal theme!

Date: 2017-03-30 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
I'm glad you are okay if rattled!

Date: 2017-03-30 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yhlee
Oh man, glad you're all right!

Date: 2017-03-30 07:00 pm (UTC)
capriuni: A black field crossed by five parallel lighting bolts in blue, gold, green, red, and purple (Default)
From: [personal profile] capriuni
I hate when that happens!

Date: 2017-03-31 04:02 pm (UTC)
capriuni: A black field crossed by five parallel lighting bolts in blue, gold, green, red, and purple (Default)
From: [personal profile] capriuni
Or when I'm in a motor chair and it tips over sideways -- haven't done that in years (like going on 20). And luckily a motor chair is like an armored tank, and protects me from injury, and I've always done it when there were plenty of people around. But it's a major hassle to get upright again.

...That's why I don't "Go for walks" in any place without sidewalks. I don't trust the shoulders of roads to be free of sudden dips/potholes, and I don't trust drivers to see me.

Which means I'm basically homebound, since suburbs in America don't have sidewalks, even though the library and grocery store are technically within motoring distance.

*sigh*

Date: 2017-03-31 04:12 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Listening.

Date: 2017-03-31 05:48 pm (UTC)
capriuni: A black field crossed by five parallel lighting bolts in blue, gold, green, red, and purple (Default)
From: [personal profile] capriuni
Thanks.

(If only I could design cities with the power of a Sims player!) ;-)

Date: 2017-03-31 12:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
Ack!

That sounds really scary!

Glad you're ok!

Date: 2017-03-31 12:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
Owww!

Date: 2017-04-02 03:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
Damn! Glad that you're mostly-okay.

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