Toilet Tragedy, 8/13/15

Sounds real bad but ends up only being a $129.00 issue.  I am on Lasix (water pill) and it gets me up several time during the night.  Last night was no different.  I also have to wear a compression sock on my right leg for fluid build up and my left leg is wrapped by Kaiser’s Woubd Therapy Center to try and help clear up the  infection I have from the surgery just about a month ago. 

That’s all the background now here’s the story. I wake up last night on two hours after going to bed to of course use the facilities.   Once done I went to stand up and my left leg decided to slip on the new tile and since it was having such a good time my right leg had to join in on the fun and slipped forward also.  I now doing the Matrix Slow Morion grab trying to get ahold of anything and there was nothing, so my feet went forward, my upper body back right into the 1-1/2 month old toilet cracking off the tank right where the bolts connect the base and the tank.  Water spraying every where, I jump up not thinking, “I just slipped now why am I jumping up?” I turn off the incoming water valve at the wall and start throwing down towels.  All the while not 10′ away Trish is sound asleep and I’m cusing up a storm and not being quite about and she continues to sleep.  Tells you what a busy few months she’s been having. 

Well, yet another trip to Home Depot, that’s not such a bad thing.  It’s the adult males, “Toy’s R Us.”  I know the compression socks are a life time item, it’s the wound wrapping I can not wait to get rid of.  Flip flops are starting to kill my feet.  Now onto the next project. 

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(Top is the surgery site and bottom is the original problem area. The white area is to keep the wrapping from sticking to the wound)

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