Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Well, I have had a lot of trials and "growing" experiences here in Switzerland, but I can say now I have checked one more off my list that I hope to not try again: a ride in the ambulance. I was running down the stairs to get the phone in the kitchen and when I hit the the bottom tile floor (that was newly mopped) I slipped and landed directly on my tailbone. When I tried to get back up, I couldn't put any pressure on my feet and had shooting pain up my back. I army crawled to the phone and called Kent to tell him I couldn't move. He immediately called the ambulance and told me to stay put. No problem.

When the ambulance workers came, luckily one of them spoke enough english for us to communicate. Also, another big blessing is that my new neighbor, Erin, is close enough now that she was able to come over and take Charlie and pick up the girls from school. The biggest blessing of ALL, is that nothing is broken. I just have a contusion on my tailbone. I will just be on my back for awhile until everything heals. Thanks to my family for all the prayers. I am sure that is why it turned out as good as it did.

Another exciting day in the Swiss Alps. At least I am hoping to heal quickly enough to still make this ski season worth it! And really, so grateful to my kind husband for documenting all these beautiful moments...


Hanson's Haven said...

Oh bummer, I broke or bruised my tail bone when Heather was born and it is not fun. Wish we were there to help. Quite the work out with those stairs, especially with groceries and kids :)

Erin said...

Ahh, Em. Life has certainly gotten much more exciting now that we're neighbors!
I have to document the funniest conversation of this great experience here in the comments:

Em to EMT: I was coming down the stairs (uses pointer and middle finger to imitate person coming down stairs) and I slipped and fell on my...Ich weiss es nicht auf Deutch?

EMT: Ass?

Em: Genau (exactly)

On a positive note, at least no one was rude to you that day! I'm glad this experience is already somewhat laughable:)

Beck said...

Oh Erin, it's laughable!!! NICE JOB, EM! You just have to do eveything with a bang don't you (no pun intended :)

Em, glad everything is ok. sorry you're in pain and super glad you can say ass in swiss or german or whatever it was ;)

Miss you and good luck with this one!

Kim said...

Oh Emily! I am so sorry...you scared me with the first picture! We thought I broke my tailbone once---I feel your pain. It took a long time for me to be able to sit and move around normal. Hang in there!!!

Hunter Family Blog said...

Knowing that you are ok makes me feel better as I read along giggling! Life is full of "oops"! Thank goodness you have wonderful people there to help you!

Much Love

Elisa said...

Oh poor Emily! The house looks great by the way.

Heather said...

Emily, I just linked to your blog. It sounds like you are doing great except for your little mishap! I love your house and pictures of your kids. They are getting so big!

Hope your recovery is quick! Take care!

Heather Stallings

Celeste said...

Erin's comment made me laugh!
We are so sorry and glad things are not as bad as they looked (those pictures are pretty dramatic, how scary). We're glad you had a friend near by, what a blessing...good job on the army crawl!
Love you!

Cyd said...

Oh, ouch! I broke my tailbone once - horrible! Glad you are okay! Hang in there.

Dani Dooley said...

I hope you are feeling better and back on your feet soon. We've been worried about you here in the PNW

Annette said...

I cannot believe that! You are really going to have to write a book about all the "growing" experiences you have had while in the Alps!