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Hi. Fell over in middle of High Street rescued by elderly gentleman who dragged me on to traffic island. Such a nice man.

This was last Wednesday, directly after acupuncture session! I do have a spinal condition but have been feeling awful since then and today has began very depressed, and tearful. Is this normal four days after? Not at all young but, fit (I think) otherwise,

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Hi sounds like you have every right to feel tearful must have been awful for you. Did you bang yourself? You maybe could get checked out?

If you're OK physically try to allow yourself a cry I would hate to fall over on a road thankfully someone helped you. I do not think four days is a long time you probably are feeling shock, take care x

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Thank you so much. I did think maybe delayed shock, but we never like to admit it to iurselves, do we? Just soldier on etc. Feel such a wimp.

I remember once in the south of France being sent spinning into the road by the dreaded Mistral (am fairly light) and it brought back memories!

Having said that, am falling every few months. Have blamed it on ballet in youth (walking toes first) lack of concentration, lenses of different prescription etc etc. Will write a post about that, cos next time could be serious, I suppose. But just now, too low and mis to get round to it.

Thank you for your kind words, definitely a comfort this cold, grey morning.

X

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Sorry to learn about your falls. Just wondered if your eye sight might be playing a bigger part than you think. I had a spate of falls 2016 (4) which I think was mainly due to having a detached retina op. fortunately they were able to recover the sight in that eye, however I lost my stereo vision. I found that I couldn't judge distance, the height of curbs etc. Messed up my right wrist in one, bruised ribs and grazed knees in another .It does shake you up and I think it made me feel a bit useless, so maybe that's why you were feeling a bit low? There is a online test you can do yourself which tests your stereo vision. see vision3d.com/frame.html

.. and maybe your glasses are quite right? so depending on your prescription , it's worth trying the test with and without the glasses... if you can.

The other thing to check is to go back where you fell.... to see if there's a bump or loose paving slab etc, as the pavements in places are pretty awful, especially if it's old ... full of uneven surfaces. If you're anything like me you tend to walk quiet briskly and keep looking forward, so maybe you just didn't see something... I must admit I tend to check the pavements as I'm walking now... I'm so frightened of falling again and breaking something.. Hope you are feeling a bit better... take it easy

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Hi hope you’re okay take it easy. Maybe contact the person who did the Acupunture see what their advice would be and your gp x

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Thank you, will do that. I love acupuncture and in time contributes to total well being. Should be law for everybody over 60 - real vote winner!

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A fall really knocks your confidence and that could be the reason you feel depressed. I have fallen so many times that I barely trust myself to put one foot in front of the other.Your fall was a one off so the memory of it will gradually fade. Best wishes, Polly X

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Hi do you think you are feeling so down because you feel your body is starting to fail you and you are getting old? I have had a couple of tumbles and had people rescue me recently and it is depressing to think I am turning into an old woman! x

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Well, not going to accept that am getting old! There’s no way back from thoughts like that. Not in my vocabulary, though one cannot deny one’s years We absolutely must think positively, pain is a message that your body needs attention, and thought processes and methods need to be changed. It can be done. We must not blame our bodies, either for getting old or getting ill. Age does not matter but mental attitude certainly does, and falls can be attributed to many reasons, including, most usually, lack of concentration and an active mind! Hope this helps, Hypercat, really do.

PS. Young people fall too (not necessarily from drinking!).

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Well I must be older than you and more resigned to it.

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Bet you’re not!

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How old are you then?

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A lady has to have a secrets, but lets just say I remember The Goons!

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You are a star. I love your spirit.

You did say that you seem to fall every few months. Have you mentioned it to your doctor? If not, perhaps you should. There is probably nothing to worry about, but it would be good just to keep him/her aware. Keep your chin up and keep smiling.

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Many thanx, LCM. It takes one star to know another!

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I've been falling a lot too lately. Partly because I too have lost my stereo vision. However I spoke to doctor and it is possibly due to my blood pressure. I would always mention falling to go, even if he just sends you to a falls clinic. Hope you get it sorted ,- it's a horrible feeling! X

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