this day did not start out to well, my dog stimpy decided he wanted to get into bed with me this morning,(no problem,right) well any other dog would just jump up onto the bed, but stimpy is 14 years old and slightly overweight and he can't jump up anymore on the bed. he has to be lifted or pushed up onto it.(again no problem right) well usually its not. he will stand and put his front legs up on the bed and then i push his rear up onto the bedwith my good hand but i have to be situated just right on the edge of the bed to do this. but today it didn't work that way. he wasn't close enough to me for reach his rear end so i was inching over to get to him then i leaned forward a bit to grab hold of his butt, then boom i'm on the floor. i tried to grab the edge of the bed to prevent me from falling to no avail. my legs got twisted under me and there wasn't alot of room to maneuver myself to try and help myself up. by this time all 4 cats and stimpy were just looking at me and talking to me wondering why am i on the floor.hubby had already left for work but luckily came back home to get something and had his worker with him. with all the twisting and moving around my bladder couldn't hold it any longer,it let go but thank god for pads even if it didn't catch all of it. i was so embarrassed and angry at myself that i just wanted to cut myself in half and get rid of the nonfunctioning part. i was helped up and am just sore, thankfully. i was a mess to say the least. to top it off, we have doggie steps for stimpy to use, but he wont use them,i guess he doesn't feel secure enough with them,like he might fall off i guess. so now i guess he needs a ramp,lol. oh well this isn't the 1st fall and i'm sure not the last either. i just hate not being able to get myself up anymore. maybe i will try and get back into therapy, couldn't hurt. i never got any instruction in how to get back up after a fall while in rehab after my stroke, go figure. tomorrow is another day. i feel better now after a shower and some exercise.