Desperately, she reached for paper and did her best, pain racking up all the time as she stretched. Not here, please, not here, she thought.
Gasping, she pushed herself up by pressing down on the flush button and rearranged her clothes as well as she could. Then it was all about staggering through to the sitting room by steadying herself against walls. Give me strength this last time, please.
She made it into her favourite chair and closed her eyes.