Friday, 3 March 2017

Oh dear me!

Mishaps happen as we travel, they can happen anywhere.
Mine was no big deal, well not to me it wasn't.

It happened at Cape Tribulation.
Took the photo below put the lens back on my camera, took a few steps as we do, next thing I was flat on my face, forgot to pick my feet up, well, it happens.
Thought what have I done, had a stinging face and nose.
Damage....
Sunglasses deeply scratched and they had dug into my nose which cut it between my eyes.
Deep cuts over and around my nose.
Two cuts inside my lip which my teeth did.
Deep cut from my lip to my nose.
Left arm a lot of skin off.
Left knee cut in many places with gravel in them and same for arm.
Left hand cut on the top.
Left thumb hurt.
Broken nose.
Hole in trousers.
Lens of camera broken.
No other bones were broken or damaged.
I consider myself extremely lucky because all kinds of things could have happened - who knows a crocodile could have been near :)

Took 1 hour to get to the barge to across the Daintree River, then I can't recall how far it was drive to the Emergency Department of the nearest Hospital.
Didn't really need to go there I thought, expect to have a Tetanus injection.
Anyway I was treated immediately by 4 Dr.'s and I do believe they had not much to do.
Having been in Charge of an Emergency Department when Nursing I wasn't fazed by it all, just took it in my stride.  When all said and done I had seen worse, much worse.
So moved on.

A trip a week later to the camera store in Cairns Central to buy a new lens for my Nikon DSLR D7100camera.


46 comments:

  1. Oh no! You are not the only one. I was walking through tall grass with my camera strapped around my neck and my folded tripod in my right hand. My feet got tangled up in the grass and I fell with my right knee landing on the tripod breaking it. Had a sore knee for two weeks and had to buy a new tripod. Your adventure makes mine look like a picnic. I hope everything heals up on you soon.

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    1. Oh gosh, seems it happens to many this falling over bit - the inconvenience and a sore knee, not good.
      I was ok after it really, it just sounds bad :)

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  2. Oh goodness, sounds nasty ... but yes, it could have been worse!

    Like the peaceful looking photograph here.

    All the best Jan

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  3. Sigh. All too familiar. Putting out our recycling bin I overbalanced and planted my face in the road. Much blood. Many bruises. And a lucky escape from worse injuries, despite the scar on my lip I carry.

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    1. Oh my, that wasn't a good thing then or look. Seems most of us have a mishaps.

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  4. That could have been so much worse - you could have broken some bones rather than the camera lens. We really should be extra careful as we get older, but as I know only too well it is easily done.

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    1. I was very lucky Rosemary not to break bones apart from my nose.
      I picked my feet up more now - am conscious of doing that.

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  5. Oh dear me! is right. Too bad about your camera but all the rest will heal...eventually. I'm sure you had a lot of pain after and I hope you heal quickly and enjoy the trip and your new camera lens.

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    1. I'm healed as this happened last holiday in our winter..
      Didn't have any pain till two days after, my husband had to go find some Panadol at a chemist shop as we had none.
      Thanks...

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  6. Accident prone, eh?
    You should be more careful.
    I dunno, I think "Shanks" should have a good "pep"
    talk on safety aspects with you when you take photos of mountainous
    tropical creeks. That place looks ideal for wild pig hiding, "Joe
    Blakes paradise" and I suppose the odd lost croc!
    Ah what will we do with you, Margaret, - the adventurous supremo???
    Colin

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    1. Not accident prone, first fall I've had that I can remember and probably won't be my last either, well I hope it is my last fall...
      No pigs there, and not a stray croc but could have been but we didn't see.

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  7. Ouch! I'm surprised I'm still living with how clumsy I am. Glad to hear there was no permanent damage.

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    1. As long as you don't go falling over when you get older :)

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  8. You poor thing but you were very brave and you had no mum to spit on her handkerchief to wipe away the blood.

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    1. No, no mum to do that for me - lots of blood though :)

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  9. Ouch.... When things like that happen to me, my first thought is what a silly person I am for having gotten into that mess! I'm so sorry that this happened to you, but I'm glad the worst of it seems to be a brand new shiny lens. Feel better. And thanks for the nice comment on my "water color" duck.

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    1. Thanks :)
      You are welcome re your water colour as it does look lovely.
      I didn't even think about how stupid I must have looked, that was probably due to where I fell as there was no one around till after I fell then people came rushing.

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  10. Ouch!! That is quite a list of injuries. I would imagine you would have been very black and blue for a few days.

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    1. Sounds worse than it was really. Had a few bruises and lots of swelling around the eyes, mouth and cheeks but was not too bad. Was better in a week.

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  11. I looked at the picture first. Then Ouch! I hope you are alright.The price of this beautiful and "tranquil" picture...

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    1. Thank you Sandra - took a week to come right as in healed. Broken nose took longer and that was very sore for weeks.

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  13. Oh no Margaret.. it is scary.. get well soon dear... big hug..

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    1. Thank you.
      I'm ok now as that happened on last years winter holiday.

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  14. That's a lot of damage for one fall. Did you roll down a hill with rocks?
    Glad there weren't more broken bones though. Did you manage to get a new lens?

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    1. was on flat cement next slab was a wee bit higher, i tripped on rise.
      yes bought a new lens a week later..

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    2. You bought a new lens, mighty fine picture.

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  15. Oh my goodness.... poor you.
    But now you tested that you do not have osteoporosis.
    (It can also be tested in an easier way.)
    Many kisses to you.

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  16. Sometimes, so absorbed, with the camera, you do not realize the step you take, and this can cost you face, it is best to walk down the road and stop in a safe place to make the shot ... .Some time than another, I stumbled, but fortunately, without falling.

    Kisses

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    1. Glad you never fell. At least I wasn't taking a photo at the time as I had finished in the that area.

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  17. oh you poor thing. that's a lot of damage. i hope you'll feel better soon. the broken nose doesn't sound good, i'm sure it hurts. the photo is lovely if that's any consolation. probably not. get better xxx

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    1. Am fully recovered F as this happened in winter last year...still have sore nose every now and then, where it was broken.
      Hope you are well..

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  18. I'm so sorry about your fall.
    It might have killed you!
    Feel better soon.

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  19. Oh my goodness that sounds painful, thank goodness that you are ok, my friend :)

    I wish you a wonderful weekend, Margaret! :)

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    1. Thank you and it was painful at the time but long over it now.

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  20. That must have been painful and in a place miles from anywhere, but you play it down. You're tough old girl. I guess nursing skills were handy.

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    1. Nursing skills were very handy actually, it teaches many things and one is to stay calm and quiet. It was very painful but I soon got over that.

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