Yesterday, I was just leaving the house, with a friend walking just ahead of me to put my purse and etc into her van, and suddenly I was falling into the rose bushes and little black coated fence.
She was finally able to get into a position to help me get up on my knees, but I sure couldn't stay there for more than half a minute! Artificial knees are not meant to be kneeling! Finally got my feet under me and we hauled me to a vertical stance, as I looked down to discover why on earth I fell, as I was walking with my lovely 4 wheeled walker. IT BROKE!! The frame holding the wheel closest to me on the right side, snapped off, looked like it could have been cut through.
Well, OK, will have to contact the Pharmacy I got it from, it should be under warrentee.
So, now, here I am standing, another neighbor came by, him on his power scooter, got off and walked over to me and asked about my well being and offered to walk me back into the house, to get my old, spare walker, so we could go on to bible Study Club. (Couldn't miss it, I'm President)
Got into the house, the spare walker was in use as a TV stand in the guest room, so neighbor guy unloaded it and I was on my way.
Have some little aches this morning, a not too bad bruise on my left leg, and a slight ache at my right knee. Hoping it hasn't been knocked loose in the process of getting up off the rose bush!
I contacted the Pharmacy, they contacted the manufacturer, who needed a picture of where it broke, but the Pharmacist described its location on the frame in great detail. If warrented, they will bring me a new one today, but haven't heard from them yet today.
In the meantime, I won't go too far with this older walker, it has smaller wheels so is difficult getting through the lawn, and I do need to go out and get watering done, on the newly planted. We are having a dry-spell and heat wave!!
So that's whats going on around here so far. Think I'll just go read a book I have been into.
Everyone stay well enough, and out of trouble.
Sylvie, keep moving, but don't over do it!! Bending that knee is the most important, bending and straightening. Look what I accomplished with my new knees, could not have gotten up on my born-with ones Loretxx