Miles To Go - Archia's Contest

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
Under ordinary circumstances a trip to the bathroom is pretty routine. When you can't walk at all it's a disastrous ordeal. This is what happens when you've had surgery on both knees and the person who said they'd take care of you.... doesn't.

Submitted: June 23, 2011

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I hit the floor so hard the cracking sound of my spine vibrated in my ears and knocked the breath out of me. The pain in my knees diminsihed briefly, but returned with a vengeance. The bed didn't seem that high when I started my slow descent down to the floor; it may as well have been miles. Now all I had to do was scoot myself into the bathroom and figure out how to get onto the toilet seat. Back toward the doorway, legs straight in front of me, I palmed the floor a couple of inches behind my back and dragged my body toward them. Painful, but tolerable. My bladder feeling the urgency with each ticking second, I decided to try to go farther and faster. Big mistake. Invisible knives sliced though my knees, the pain so intense I fell flat onto my back and watched the room spin. Surely the neighbors could hear my screams. When I came to he was kneeling over me reeking of booze. And all he could manage was some dumb ass question about why I peed myself.

 


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