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I had a fall

Lupiknits
Lupiknits
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Full length, battered and bruised but unbroken.

Stripped pine floors are attractive but not cushioning.

I’ve long determined to downsize when Blue shuffles off his doggy coil. There are many attractive apartments for independent over 60s close by. They have emergency alarm cords in case.

My current three bedroomed house with a large back garden (bramble patch actually) is much more than I need.

Dogs unfortunately not allowed in the apartments.

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eekt

Oh no, very sorry to hear that...did you hit your head? a quick check over at A&E perhaps? have you arnica to hand to reduce bruising? oh my, you'll be sore...wishing I was close by to make you a brew and snuggle you up and gently massage sore bits xxx

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Lupiknits
Lupiknits
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I’d love some coddling! A big bruise on my forehead, but I did not lose any consciousness. A nursing friend will be by soon. In the dainty parts I live in A&E is like the aftermath of a zombie attack at the weekend. Unless my friend insists or it gets worse I’d prefer to avoid A&E because it’s so easy to catch some much worse while there x

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eekt
eekt
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This is so very true of A&E...hope your friend can sit with you a while...sending cyber bear hugs to you and Blue xxxx

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Lupiknits
Lupiknits
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Blue just sat in bed and watched! No walk for him today, I’m afraid, but that’s not a punishment. Chicken for his dinner to make up for it x

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eekt
eekt
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What's a hound to do, no helping hands, just paws and a deeply concerned look to give...if it's subzero where you are, he'll probably prefer just staying curled up close by your side...have a gentle day and willing a speedy recovery...these things are sent to try us...I tripped last night and gashed my hand, proving that my blood flows freely, and I still heal quickly! 😂 xxxx

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Lupiknits
Lupiknits
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Yikes! Hope that gets better soon x To be honest it’s a bit icy for the walk today anyway

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overnighthearingloss

Omg. Another patient. Hope recovery is swift.

I hate blood. Hope there wasn't too much

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eekt

Thank you, just a drama, not nearly as much blood as when I broke my nose 🤪 xxx

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Oshgosh
Oshgosh
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Perhaps get checked by GP,if you win the appointment lottery

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Lupiknits
Lupiknits
in reply to Oshgosh

🤣 very good advice. Someone has to be the winner x

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honeybug

☹️🤗💗🥰🙏🌿🌸

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Lupiknits
Lupiknits
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💕

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honeybug
honeybug
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xxx

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Do you know what was the cause of the fall?

That could potentially be another reason to attend a&e.

Glad you are compus mentas. It's certainly more attractive to be at home instead of waiting on uncomfortable seats with no easily available refreshments.

But sometimes medical backup is a good idea.

Hot water bottles can sometimes ease pain.

And a pet snuggling close. As long as they are not a trip hazard. Hope you are not too bruised for too long.

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Barnclown

😟Oh No, LK ...take care...feeling concerned...if you feel at all ‘funny’, please reconsider A&E. 👍 good plan re downsizing! ❤️🍀❤️🍀 Coco

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Spotty-ewe

So sorry to hear you fell Lupi, but glad you didn’t break anything. Being an over 60 myself I know it is a job thinking of downsizing- a major stress and upheaval 🤦‍♀️ not easy to face but no doubt worth it in the end. I hope your nursing friend gives you the all clear and that with some nice warming cuppas and cuddles with Blue you’ll soon feel better.🙏🏻 Hugs 🤗😘

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Lupiknits

Downsizing will be hard but I really don’t have many sentimental attachments for my place. Moving will be hard, but leaving behind will not x

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weathervane

Oooh Lupiknits, sorry you’ve had a tumble , do you have an out of hours gp that might be easier to see , A&E is a battle ground . Make sure you don’t sleep until your nurse checks you over . I will definitely be thinking about downsizing when my boys are more settled , take care xx

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Lupiknits

I’m checked, and am OK. I’ll just take everything very very easily.

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weathervane

Good news , take it easy now for the next couple of days xxx🌸🌸

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Twitchytoes

Oh no LK - hope you aren’t being too stoical and will get yourself checked out properly if any part of you gets more sore as the day wears on.

I’m sitting in the main thoroughfare of our studio Xmas market - so far sold 2 cards for a fiver - and only that because I didn’t have change for her tenner otherwise lol. The obligatory Xmas musac is driving me nuts and my feet are freezing! Dogs are with our great minder who is a fierce SNP campaigner so they are out leafleting with her today. Sounds more fun than what I’m doing tbh!

Gentle hugs to you and Blue xxxx

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Lupiknits

I do hope you don’t have to listen to “Walking in a Winter-wonderland”. My sons tease me by starting to sing it just to see me cringe with my hands over my ears!

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Twitchytoes

Yep I’m afraid I do - and so on and on! 😱🥳🤯😫🤷🏼‍♀️

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Lupiknits

Shop workers in Germany threatened to walk out on the mind numbing Christmas music loops 🤣

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Twitchytoes

I’m with them all the way - although I bet their feet were at least warmer than mine! X

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MEGS53

Sending very gentle hugs. Hope you feel better soon. xxx

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louise-a

Oh poor you , sending a hug, take it easy and hope you feling betetr soon. lou xx

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Krazykat26

Gentle 🤗🤗🤗from me too..rest up n take care 💐💐💐xx

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NeuronerdDoaty

Ouch! Please take care and do what’s necessary to stay safe. ❤️

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You know the only problem with emergency cords is they have to be within reach if you need them

I can remember some years back when I was suffering back problems and lived alone. Not being able to get up and no phone close enough to use.

That's where something you can wear over your neck could be useful in real emergencies.

And in this weather having a least one warm room, with the hope that that's where you would be if you were unable to move.

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Lupiknits

That’s useful. I’ll have to think about it,

Pro tem I always have my mobile and the back door locked, but with the key hanging from a ribbon on the handle. Next door, and two friends, have spare keys. If I lie down anyway Blue’s instinct is to cuddle up! One next door neighbour has MS. The code ( if possible) is three hard bangs against any adjoining wall means help required. I have their key if Bill falls. I once raced around when I heard a crash, to find Bill cursing because he’d dropped a large vase!

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overnighthearingloss

Should train blue to bark continuosly maybe if an emergency. But good you already have plans for such eventualities

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Lupiknits

He doesn’t have enough brain cells to do more than sing to music. Unfortunately, everyone knows this party trick and wouldn’t assume anything out of the normal.

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GloomyEeyore

Oh Lupiknits I hope that you are ok. Sending hugs and healing thoughts. Xx

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stiff19

Wishing you well and hoping you make a speedy recovery from the fall💐🙏

Best wishes

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tit4tat

oh bless you. I also had a fall last week while I was walking the dog. Hubby quite a way in front, heard my shriek. I tripped on something and came down with a WALLOP on my right side....bruises of every hue top of shin to bot! Dull ache in shoulder, only just recovering from a lower back muscle strain too. All I wanted to do was go and sit in the car, but HE made me walk around the field.

Shame about the apartment as we are hoping to downsize in a few years and some of the places we have been looking at won't even take cats! All the best to you

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Lupiknits
Lupiknits
in reply to tit4tat

I strongly suspect there are a few indoor cats snuck into these places 🤣

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overnighthearingloss

Would a bungalow be an option maybe. You could still have emergency kit installed but it would be more contained than your current accommodation. And there wouldn't be same restrictions to contend with. A bit of independence together with a more manageable setting.

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Some look to park homes in the same way. But there are ongoing fees with them.

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Lupiknits

I really want to stay in this area, where the very few bungalows go for more than the price of my house, otherwise I would consider it. There really are a great number of very pleasant apartments for over 60s built in huge old Victorian piles overlooking the park. They’re much lower in price than my house.

Edited to add that I’d feel safer in an apartment than a bungalow: the joke round here is that there are people who would steal your granny if you didn’t glue her feet to the pavement 🤣

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1sam

"Bruised but unbroken" sounds like a good book's title :)

I hope your pains go away soon.

Don't let this accident break your spirit dear.

Wishing you well,

Sam

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stiff19

Just checking how you’re doing now lupi after your fall

Thoughts are with you 🙏

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Lupiknits
Lupiknits
in reply to stiff19

Thanks stiff! I had quite a headache yesterday, but feel very chirpy this morning x

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stiff19
stiff19
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That’s great to hear hope your day continues in that vain 🙌🏻🙏x

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