Relieving my stress.

I spent this afternoon making a huge batch of Shepherd’s pie. I had one in the oven, and working on the second one, when I heard a crash. Hubby had fallen.

He was slumped on the floor. His legs had given out. There was blood on the carpet. I helped him into a sitting position, and then grabbed a towel to stop the flow of blood from his elbow.

I then helped him closer to the recliner. With his 4 prong cane, and me, I was able to get him up.

I cleaned his elbow, also his knee, and was so pleased that it was on the carpeted area, and not the tiled floor.

I got the blood out of the carpet, finished the second Shepherd’s pie, and did 8 vegetables in the Instant pot. Made gravy, and ate dinner.

I have stopped shaking now. Hubby has the cane sitting next to him, and as this isn’t the first time, he is not going anywhere without it.

Thank goodness we were home.

I chose the photo from Pixabay, because it has a calming effect on me.


  1. Iโ€™m so glad you and hubby are okay. That saying about getting older is not for the faint of heart is so true for us as we all are getting older. Take care.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I hope you and hubby are doing better. Makes me think of the saying that getting older is not for the faint of heart. Weโ€™re all getting older. Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Iโ€™m so glad that your husband is okay. I am the one who falls at our house, and it is very scary to be on the floor and not be able to get back up. Prayers for you as the caregiver and for your husband to stay safe.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Thanks for sharing. Very interesting! I was reading a recent article about caregiving โ€“ coping with day to day pressures

    It encourages, If you are the spouse of the primary caregiver, be physically and emotionally supportive. Communicate with your mate; otherwise misunderstandings will develop. A mateโ€™s support makes a big difference.
    For more suggestions, please visit

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.