A nasty fall and comfort food

David has balance issues, resulting in multiple falls since 2019. On January 11, he was carrying something in his hand when he lost his balance and fell, cutting his right knee on the wooden step separating 2 rooms. I called for assistance, and 3 firemen arrived. They saw the gash on David’s knee and rendered first aid. Then, they lifted him up and walked him to his car, after advising him to to seek treatment at the emergency room. Since I don’t drive anymore, David drove himself to Straub ER, where he was given a tetanus shot and X-rayed. The X-rays showed no broken bones or prosthesis. (Remember, he had his knee replaced in 2016.) The physician’s assistant stapled his wound together. (David counted 15 staples.) He also was prescribed an antibiotic to take for 7 days.

We think he is out of the woods, and his wound is healing very well. The staples will be removed at Straub this Wednesday.

Anyway, there was blood on the carpet. I tried to remove it with Resolve, but there still is an ugly stain. We have hired Abby Carpet to replace that section and also give us extra carpet in case of future stains.

After this disaster, what could we do? We wanted comfort food. The best comfort food, in my opinion, is Italian.

So, last Friday, we headed to our favorite Italian restaurant, Palazzo Ristorante Italiano, in Aiea. This restaurant is owned and managed by 2 Vietnamese brothers. Though the chef is Vietnamese, the food seems authentic.

This is Palazzo Ristorante Italiano. (The building was being painted, which explains the cones):

Here we are:

Warm bread and butter:

Caesar’s salad:

Chicken and Eggplant Provencale with Linguine:

Dessert was Tiramisu. (A delicate cake with coffee and mascarpone cheese):

It was all so delicious. This was the ultimate comfort food. After our horrible ordeal, we felt so much better.

15 Responses to “A nasty fall and comfort food”

  1. DavidH Says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more! That was a horrible ordeal. I made a mistake in going down the step which resulted in the fall. I have fallen before, but I have never been injured. I hope that nothing happens like this again.

  2. Doug M Says:

    I am so sorry to read about David’s nasty fall here, it made me wince just thinking of all those staples. I sure hope he’s not suffering with a lot of pain. Ouch on the carpet too. Well, you two certainly turned those lemons to lemonade, your Italian meal looked delicious! 🙂👍

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …I have fallen several times lately, but fortunating I haven’t injured myself.

  4. AC Says:

    Poor guy does look a little woebegone. Hopefully, the dinner was sufficient comfort.

  5. Christine Says:

    I am so glad David is ok and a celebration was in order!

  6. Lois Evensen Says:

    Awww, so sorry for David! And, it’s a good thing you are getting that carpet replaced before the Forensic Files team gets there! Seriously, I hope David mends soon. Comfort food seems just right to help.

  7. Nancy Chan Says:

    Good to know that there is no broken bones from the fall. Hope the wound will recover fast.

  8. marmeladegypsy Says:

    Oh no! Sending many get well wishes to David. I’m glad he could go out for Italian and hope it helped. But boy, that’s a nasty one.

  9. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Poor David, a nasty fall like that is a shock which can really be helped by comfort food. Hope he soon feels better, Valerie

  10. Elephant's Child Says:

    Poor David. Hooray for comfort food.

  11. klbwa Says:

    Glad David is OK. For future reference hydrogen peroxide will remove blood from most materials. Pour some on and let it bubble. Blot it and repeat until stain is gone.

  12. DeniseinVA Says:

    I am so sorry about David’s fall and wish him speedy healing. These falls are scary! Glad you were able to visit this lovely restaurant. Comforting treats especially after something like this, are definitely needed. Looks like a wonderful restaurant with that delicious food.

  13. Linda Reeder Says:

    I’m glad to hear thar David is on the mend. I have balance issues too and I’m very careful on stairs, hanging on tight and not carrying much. Pasta and rich desserts are truly comfort foods.

  14. Iris Flavia Says:

    Oh, how scary!!!
    Glad it went well all in all. When Ingo fell I needed to call help, too.
    David sure looks not happy – best wishes from here.

  15. DJan Says:

    Well, the trauma is mostly behind you both, and David should be feeling much better once those staples are out. Your meal looks great.

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