Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I've never heard of so many older people falling. I read here of a lady who hurt herself. I hope she is feeling better today. A lady at church has to walk a ways to her mailbox. She had been meaning to fill a little hole with dirt. Meaning was too late. She fell with one leg straight ahead and one doubled under her. Smart that she takes her cell phone with her. She called her husband who is on a walker. He hobbled out but she still couldn't get up with the help of his walker. She called the Sheriff's Department, they sent an ambulance. She wouldn't leave her husband but they did get her up. My friend in San Antonio decided to go to a line dance class but fell quickly and had to stop. Then she was trying to pull vines off her back fence while someone was mowing her grass. The folding chair folded and she fell and couldn't get up. The yard person couldn't get her up so had to get a neighbor man and his son. When she went to her doctor he told her to act her age. She will be 80 on her birthday. Some say exercise and I knew lots of 80 year olds who danced. The last was John fell but was able to catch himself on the sink before he went to the floor. In cleaning out a shelf I found a new bottle of Liquid Gold so I had a stool to stand on while reaching the cabinets to clean. I moved back to let him get to the sink and he tripped over the little stool. I thought he would be sore today, but wasn't. Everyone who is older please be very careful and I'm trying to.