Hey gang it's Fancyj.1959 and if you're wondering why I decided to do such a post today it is because I took a bad fall last night. I was in the dining area taking a picture for this chat room and I took a step back and felt my balance go took two more steps back and then I crashed to the floor. I hit my head hard and possibly put a chips in my left elbow.
After visiting the doctor this afternoon she confirmed I did have a concussion and we're going to wait a week on the elbow to see if it gets any less painful in if it does not we will then x-ray.
Now I'm asking for everyone to share tips they use to prevent Falls. I think this would be a great post for everyone. I generally try to keep a walker handy. It's just so hard not to take a couple steps away when you get distracted about what you're after or what you're doing xcetera.
The really stupid part of this for me is that I have a weight vest. It's just wonders to equalize my balance forward and back when I remember to wear it. It's bulky and gets hot in the summer but I need to start wearing it full time. I cannot afford to keep falling. This makes my 7th concussion, not all MS related. I hope everyone else realizes that if you also experience Falls, you cannot afford to keep going boom! Hey I know for one, I do not bounce like I used to! Haha!