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Things You Don't Expect

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Things You Don't Expect

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You might get hurt when something happens that you didn't expect

Things that you don't expect happen all the time. Even if you make a careful plan, things can go wrong. It can happen to anyone!

You can feel a lot of different feelings when things you don't expect happen. You might feel surprised. You might feel angry. You might feel sad.

Sometimes, when something happens that you don't expect, you might get hurt. You might get sick. You might even get a pressure ulcer (which is what a doctor or nurse calls a pressure sore or bedsore).