This morning I fell down the stairs. It wasn’t a huge life-threatening fall, but I hit my thigh pretty good and then slid down a few steps.
Minutes after my fall, I turned to my husband and said “I’m going to have a killer bruise.”
I could feel that the bruise would be bad the second I fell.
My husband misheard me and said “You have a bruise ALREADY?!”
And I repeated myself. I hadn’t actually looked at my leg yet (and I still haven’t, but it’s sore and I KNOW it has to be bruised). I explained that I could tell by the way my leg felt and how I hit it that there would be a bad bruise.
“How can you tell?”
Well, I just fell on it really hard on the edge of a stair and it hurts like hell. That’s how I can tell. My husband seems to think you can’t tell in advance if you are going to bruise. I think he must not be klutzy enough to have had the amount of bruises I’ve had. Sometimes you just know you are going to get a bruise and can feel it right away.
Or at least I think I can. Now I’m doubting myself. Surely I’m not the only one who can tell when I’ve just been bruised without looking at my injury?