First, thank you all for the MANY well-wishes. It is good to have friends.
Second, it has not escaped my awareness that I could very well have died! I was fortunate to have fallen relatively flat. A slight change of angle and I could have landed on my head. SNAP!
Third, it seems odd to realize that I fell 10 days ago. It seems like both forever and yesterday. "Forever", because I am used to being active and there sure isn't very much I can do lately. It is amazing the things you take for granted. "Yesterday" because undifferentiated boring days all melt together. When nothing about one day is much different from another, you lose track of them.
Fourth, I've lived (pretty happily) on my own for 50 years. It creates a habit of self-relience. Suddenly not being self-reliant is quite a shock! So, I make it a point to do what I can. Its not much but even small things help.
Fifth, I want to assure everyone I do not blame Laz in the least. I have told him several times "It was NOT your fault".
Sixth, some of the initial bruises are beginning to fade. Oddly, some of the original lighter bruises are deeper purple now. I have never bruised easily, so I don't have much experience with how they heal.
Seventh, I am learning to be very efficient when I move around. When I'm in one spot, I keep everything together on a counter or table. Food (for example) gets separated by to-be-microwaved, to-be-stovetop-cooked, and edible raw (fruits, salad material). And I don't leave a spot without making sure I have my cordless phone, eyeglasses, TV remote, etc with me. Nothing like "walkering" across the house and realizing my glasses were left in the bedroom to make you sigh DEEPLY!
Again, thanks for all the good wishes, thoughts and prayers, POTP, and useful advice.