Apart from severe bruising, has anyone had broken bones, sprains etc. as the result of a fall?

I haven't had a severe fall for a while, and had begun to get a bit complacent.

This morning I excelled myself, nearly squashing the cat and almost

giving my husband a heart attack. I did what must have been an amazing

pirouette (after bending to feed the cat) , damaged a chair, bounced off a wall,

lost my glasses (thankfully not broken) and ended up on the floor. I never

cease to be surprised when there are no broken bones.

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  • when I feel like im going to fall I try to grab on to something and lower myself to the floor then I have the problem of getting up of course which is another problem im always covered in bruises from walking in to things as well as falling but touch wood up to now no broken bones take care

  • This happened in the utility room, and I would normally have held the edge of

    the sink when bending. For some reason logic flew out of the window, and

    away I went! Walking into things drives me mad! Also, when either your hand

    or foot has a mind of it's own can be very painful. I agree, it's a real struggle

    to get upright again, so frustrating. Glad to hear your bones are intact!

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  • I wrenched a friends shower curtain down to break my fall.

  • I took my wife for a walk in the surf whilst on holiday in France. She tripped and I wasn't holding her well enough. She broke her ankle. The tide was out a long way and starting to come in. We had both our young children with us. We look back and laugh about it now but at the time I was beginning to panic as the nearest person was miles away!

  • Hello "wobbly",l

    why don´t you use an indoor-rollator ?

    I´ve got two- one I´m using downstairs, and the other one is

    for upstairs.

    As I said : the Swedish "Let´s go" is 1st class


    & might well prevent your husband from having a heart attack.

    Of course, you miight get the "Let´s go" 2nd hand. (--->half price ?)


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  • Hello

    I fell and broke my hip, I couldn't understand it I have had worse falls.The hospital said it is not the fall it is the way you land.

    Take care



  • Our shower curtain is also partially hanging off, not me, my daughter!

    The last time I was on a beach, it was narrow with a steep slope, I kept

    veering left towards the water. Wasn't it Neal Kinnock who fell in the surf?

    Thanks for the tips re rollator, I can see one on the not too distant horizon.

    I was a whizz in M&S yesterday with a trolley!

    Fifa, how awful. I was lucky the way I landed, big bottom, soft landing!

    When my husband comes back we are leaving for Stansted, I must shake a leg,

    if you know what I mean!

    I hope everyone has a good weekend!

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