when's the last time...
When's the last time you hit the ground really hard? I fell three feet off a board 15 years ago and it hurt like hell. Would have been about 45 then and it hurt because of advancing age.
Yesterday afternoon I slipped on the concrete garage floor...as I down coming down the steps at a quick clio. My feet went out from under me to the point I was horizontal about waste high before I started my decent. Left hip hit first...sounded and felt like a chiropractor cracking your back all the way up to the belly button level. Then my left shoulder hit crunching vertebrae from the base of my skull down to the belly button level.
Then the rest of my body weight smooshed myself into the concrete floor.
I've never sustained a direct hit by a 120MM howitzer but that's what it felt like. My backbone from skull base to tailbone is wrecked. My left hip bone is bruised. My knees are sore and my fricken teeth hurt! For a while, my eyes hurt.
Many moons ago I would have just rolled on out of that crash and kept on going...back when we were made of rubber. Now...not so much.
To the olders out there...man...you gotta be more careful...we don't bounce like we used to.