A few days ago, l slipped & fell down the stairs to the basement. I was wearing flip flops & one slipped, l guess. I made a LOT of noise. There are only a few steps before a landing so l did not go far but l landed on my left elbow & the left side of my back which is the “good” side...meaning it is not where it is curved. Initially my fingers were tingling in a very uncomfortable way but that stopped. My left arm is badly bruised from just above my wrist to above the elbow. It was very swollen but it has gone down, it still hurts like crazy & my left side of my butt is black & blue. As the swelling goes down, the pain gets worse. Last night was a rough one. No, l did not think of smoking. I am really grateful that my son was here to get me up. He was terrified & wanted to go to the ER, l said unh uh, get me ICE PACKS. I wasn’t sure l would be able to do much since l am left handed but it hasn’t made much difference. Be careful if you wear flip flops, my poor feet, that is my first choice.