One interesting sidelight: it happened that the actress Jane Lynch was at the coffee shop at the time of Ellie's fall, and she proved a wonderful Good Samaritan, rushing over to help and spending generous time to aid and comfort a fellow human being. Ellie, of course, was in a state of shock, and much appreciated the actress's friendly intervention. Jane told her that she'd had a premonition, driving over to the coffee shop, about seeing a woman taking a fall... Strange things do happen in the human mind.
So now it's off to the hospital. If anyone knows how to reach the actress, Ellie would love to have the opportunity to thank her.