i guess in the 'thrill of it all' of hurting my hand and my back, i totally had forgotten that my elbow had provided the 2nd shock absorber (the first being my hand, the third being my back to the bush).
i also discovered i have bruises on both sides of my foot.
i'm also tired. dead tired. i'm going to bed now.
and thanks so much for helping to cheer a girl up, mike. i greatly appreciate it! :)