View Full Version : The Down Side (literally) of COing

March 14th, 2008, 03:58 PM
(I intended to post this here the day it happened; which also happened to be the day I discovered the LHC boards were down.)

First, let me preface this by saying: I am fine. Except for a little bruise over my temple, which lasted a couple weeks, and some random aches and pains, I am just fine. But...

...LHCers, if you're going to CO, please invest in a non-slip bath mat of some sort. :sick:

Yes, I fell in the shower. Actually, technically I fell out of the shower. My foot slipped on conditioner residue, then I tried to catch myself with the other foot and slipped on that one too, overbalanced and tumbled over the edge of the tub and onto the floor, pulling down the shower curtain (rod and all) on top of me. Thank goodness DBF was home! He came rushing into the bathroom and the first thing he said to me was, "Are you OK?"

So here I am laying on the floor, naked but for a lot of soap, tangled up in a shower curtain and wedged between the loo and the towel rack. Naturally I responded, "DO I LOOK OKAY?" Poor DBF.

He picked me up and rinsed me off and drove me to school and bought a new shower curtain, bless his heart. And yes, I'm okay.

But the moral of the story is: Please be careful when you CO. Clean your tub regularly, and if your tub has an older-style smooth finish, invest in a non-skid surface for the tub. That stuff is slippery! :D

- starsaphire

March 14th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Oh dear, poor you. Poor BF!!

I nearly slipped a couple of times in our old shower over the bath when I was washing my hair.

Glad to hear you are okay :)

March 14th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Glad you're okay and thankd for the reminder to keep our shower and tub clean as COing can be quite slippery !!!!


March 14th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Oi!! I am very glad you are ok indeed!

Also.. bath mats.. make sure they are NOT old. I once slipped, mat and all, and landed with my buttocks on the faucet thank goodness!

March 14th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Oh no! I can see how easily this could happen. Thanks for warning us:)

March 14th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Yes, at times it can be slippery. I'm so sorry that this happened, but thank you for passing on this reminder.

I'm just glad that you're okay. :flower:

March 14th, 2008, 04:44 PM
You know, with the oils and conditioner my bath can be like a death trap it's so slippery. I've lost count of the times i've skidded around because i forget and move sharply.

I'm glad you're ok.....and good thinking to warn people.

March 14th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Goodness, I am glad you are alright!

Silver & Gold
March 14th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Ok, I know you could have been seriously hurt and I'm glad that you've live to tell the tale. But I laughed out loud when I read . . .

So here I am laying on the floor, naked but for a lot of soap, tangled up in a shower curtain and wedged between the loo and the towel rack. Naturally I responded, "DO I LOOK OKAY?" Poor DBF.

You have an amusing way of putting things.

March 14th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Falling in the tub is so scary!

I'm glad you're basically okay. Whew.

March 14th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Oh gosh! That happened to me too, but not as bad. I slipped but didn't fall out of the shower. I fell in the shower right on my bum and it hurt a lot! Very important to have mats, yes yes.

March 14th, 2008, 06:34 PM
I'm SO glad you're okay. Falling in the shower is really scary and dangerous. Thanks for the reminder.

March 14th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Oh, you poor thing!!! I'm very glad to hear that you're okay.

March 14th, 2008, 06:41 PM

March 14th, 2008, 06:41 PM
I'm glad you didn't get hurt. I made the mistake once of rinsing out a head full of olive oil while in the shower, I slipped but did not fall.

March 14th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Glad you're okay!
My bathtub floor is textured, so this hasn't been a problem for me (I've been CO for about ten months). Coincidentally enough, immediately after I read this I headed off to try my first 'poo bar, and after using it the floor was so slick, even with the texturing. Conditioner has never done that! Strange... But I'm glad I saw this first, perhaps it made me a little more cautious.
Thanks for the heads up.

March 14th, 2008, 10:45 PM
oh how awful, i remember when i was pregnant putting a bottle, yes a bottle of baby oil in the bath water to prevent stretch marks and I went flying, not recommended! thanks for the warning, it easily happens, glad your ok it could have ended up a lot worse.