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The accidentally fall

The accidentally fall - Barbara Johnson

As I was on my way to pick up the Sail awnings balcony longueuil, I got a phone call from my mother. As soon as I answered her call, I knew that something was wrong. She sounded agitated and she was talking extremely fast, as if someone was chasing her or trying to get the phone out of her hands. 

Since the connection was not so great, I asked her to take a breath, slow down a bit and repeat what she had just said. The following seconds I heard her breathing, then she said that my sister Angie was in the hospital. She had fallen down the stairs and she had a broken arm. I freaked out when I heard the word hospital. I freaked out because my sister was six months pregnant.

Before I had the time to inquire about the baby’s state, how or if he was affected by the fall, she mentioned that he was fine. My sister had been incredibly lucky. The baby was fine. The doctors decided to keep her forty eight hours under surveillance to ensure that everything was fine. 

They had her connected to all sort of machines and they were monitoring both of them closely. The doctor told mother that the danger passed and they were simply trying to keep her close for two days to monitor the baby just in case something would go wrong. According to them it was a precaution, not a necessity.

When I heard baby was doing well, I felt relieved. Though I thought  that it would not be easy for my sister to go around with her big belly, hopping in one foot. Having her left foot put in plaster was certainly an inconvenient. She was already complaining that she had back pain. I could not even imagine how she would manage on her own for six weeks while she was having the plaster on. 

As if mom read my mind, she added that she was going to take off from work and move in with my sister for the following six weeks. It would make life easier for my sister to have mom around. She won’t have to hop around and prepare her meals. Though I was sure that it would be quite challenging for Angie to be at home, earlier than expected. 

When I got to the hospital and saw her, she told me that her doctor advised her to stay at home, take her maternity leave earlier in order to prevent future accidents.


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Barbara Johnson is a Ontario businesswoman, speaker and blogger specializing in social networking strategies. She holds a Master of Science in ECommerce from the University of Toronto.