Sunday morning, I was visiting with my daughter, Katy, in the lower level of our rambler. She still has unpacked, partially unpacked, or empty boxes from our move.
I haven't had a backwards fall in a long time; fine by me But when I got up from where I was sitting, I felt that familiar 'whoosh' sensation that that preceeds my backwards falls. Once it starts, I have no control over it.
So back I went, into a smaller, partially unpacked box; I was wedged into it pretty tight. To add to that, the box I fell into, also fell backwards, so now I was looking up at the ceiling.
Then the giggles started (I wasn't hurt or there'd be no giggles). Katy looked at me in awe and said "Mom! It looked like it happened in slow motion!", which is just how it feels to me.
Luckily, my daughter, Melissa, was home from college for the weekend, heard the commotion, and came downstairs...took them a while to get me out of that box & on my feet.
Have been thinking for some time now about getting a home medical alert device, should I be home alone & something were to happen...does anyone have advice on systems they like or did not like?