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The threat of falling is something that has always worried me....and then it happened the 1st week of this year. I was just getting ready to leave for my show and was saying goodbye to my dogs. My Toy Poodle was asleep on my bed, and I bent over to pet him and, as I turned away from the bed the toe of my boot got caught in the fringe of the bedspread and I went down on both knees. I was stunned, and it took my breath away for a few moments, but I had to get up and brush myself off. As they say: 'The show must go on'....and go on it did. I was hurting for weeks, unable to even crawl onto the bed with my knees. Thank God I didn't break anything, though. Whatever I did, whether it was bruising the bone or who knows what, I'm okay now. Dodged the bullet that time, and hope there's not another time!
Thank you for your comment! Glad to hear that you were able to get up on your own from the fall. And yes, you are absolutely right about the importance of staying active by walking, swimming, and engaging in other light exercises. WebMD has a great article containing nine tips that help you guard your joints against injury and disease. Take care Guy!
What a timely article for me. Yesterday while walking the dog, I slipped on mud that had accumulated on the sidewalk near my apartment. It just so happens that the same knee broken in a bicycle accident was twisted and ankle turned during the fall. Fortunately, I did ot require emergency assistance and was able to self-administer icing and scrape medication. Once way to avoid extended loss for seniors is for them to remain active through walking, swimming and light exercise. In my case, I wasn't carrying my cellphone nor did I have a devise to signal for assistance. Thanks for the tips, however.