Monday, July 9, 2012


I hurt myself today.

It hurt really bad.

I focused on the pain, and for a moment there I was pretty sure I was going to throw up.

The door of the wheelchair stall sits half open. I like this. Normally, the doors to wheelchair stalls close  when they aren't in use. This means you have to try the door to see if anyone is in it. Or look under the doors.

Today, though, the half-open door was bad. I ducked through the door but only my right leg got past. My left leg stayed on the other side of the door.

My reaction time, I think I have mentioned, is not good, so I kept driving my chair into the door. The door responded by opening wider, or trying to. It was unable to open because of my left leg, which slammed into one of the metal parts of the chair.

I scrambled then to jerk my chair backward. I somehow managed to ram it farther into the door, which rammed my leg into the chair farther.

It was at this point that I tried to relax, focus on the pain and take my time backing off the door. As I said I almost barfed.

Then the joystick knob came off.

Then I backed the chair up.

Then I went in the stall and tried not to cry.


Anonymous said...

ouch. thankfully you did not break any bones.

Matt Trott said...

What surprises me is how quickly my body bounces back. My leg hardly hurts. I think I have a mutant healing factor.

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