This 74 year old Dislocated shoulder

Not a good few days, had a fall on Wednesday and unfortunately dislocated my shoulder. I have a shiner of a black eye ,aching body but hey ho no bones broken. What's really got me is that on the 9th July last year I asked the question is this 73 year old too old to start the programme and all the support I have had over the last twelve months has been wonderful. Lost weight, 1 in off bust, 2ins of waist, 21/4 off middle and 21/2 off belly.Blood pressure well down, the paramedic said I had the blood pressure of a twenty yearly old. Went to fracture clinic today, no running for six to eight weeks but can try walking with it strapped up. Pat :-)

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  • Ooohhhh Pat I'm really sorry to hear your news, I hope the pain is under control and you are soon able to get out at least for a walk. Take it easy, no speed walking as your balance will be hampered if you are in a sling. Take care sending you a big hug ( )

    Liz x

  • Aaaw! How nasty for you. You'll be feeling well and proper shook up so be gentle on yourself for a while. I fell on my stairs and landed on my elbow and injured my shoulder. It has taken 18 months to improve but I am still aware of it when I run. Keep doing the physio regularly and it will get better. You'll be out again running soon enough. Have they put steroid injections in for you? Have them if you are offered - they do work.

  • Hope you feel better soon. Best thing is to get out and about and walk, especially if the weather is nice.

  • Glad nothing is broken Pat, although you must feel battered and bruised; hope that passes quickly for you. I'm sure you'll soon be back to the running, in the mean time rest and take care of yourself.

    Fantastic results with your inch losses and BP too, well done! :-)

  • How horrible for you. Your good health should help you recover much faster than if you hadn't been running - hope you can get back to walking very soon, and then running in the not-too-distant future too. All the best :)

  • So sorry... Hope you feel better soon, and wow you are an inspiration!

  • All the best for a speedy recovery. In the meantime maybe you can cause a few heads to turn and jaws to drop when visiting the fracture clinic and explaining that you were out running ... Should shut a few of the whingers up! Good for you, stay cheerful and while healing be gentle on yourself. Cheers, Linda x ;)

  • Oh that's rotten - hope it's not too painful and you get out to start walking soon.

  • Oh, no, Pat - It must have been a dreadful shock. I hope you recover soon and you can get out there and walk at least. And I love Linda's suggestion above :D All the best, let us know how you get on.

  • Pat, I am so impressed with you. You really are an inspiration.

    Get well soon, and we look forward to hearing all about your runs when you are better.

    Take care and look after yourself.

  • So sorry to hear that Pat, wishing you a speedy recovery.

  • So sorry to hear this Pat.

    Take care and all the best for a speedy recovery, Love delia xox

  • hope you back out there soon. rest up & enjoy the sunshine :) shelley x

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