not once but four times just recently.
Monday, June 3, 2019 by starkers | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk
Many of you know that I suffer with vertigo and that my balance isn't the best, but lately it has been even worse and I have found myself on the ground. The worst time was Sunday week ago while I was mowing the lawn. I stopped to turn around when suddenly I lost balance and fell backwards, hitting my head quite hard on the front fence railing as I fell. Luckily, I had help on hand so that I could regain my feet.
There was not a lot of external damage, just a graze on my head and elbow as I tried to break my fall, but it was the week's worth of concussion that really feched me up. As a result I forgot to attend three important medical appointments and lost track of time, with days going missing and me not doing stuff I'd arranged to.
The second time was just a case of dizziness and landing on my hands and knees. I was able to regain my feet without assistance, but it sure shook me that I could fall so unexpectedly like that. The third time I walking along our hallway when I fell up against the wall and landed hard on my back. Again, I was able to gain my feet unassisted and was able to make it to my bed and recover.
The fourth time I had been downstairs collecting some tools to do a little job in the computer room. All was well until I tried to stand at the top of the steps. That's when my legs just didn't wan't to hold my weight and collapsed underneath me. Luckily I landed on my backside on the verandah instead of falling back down the steps, but there was no way I could regain my feet without assistance. Both knees and both hips were twisted awkwardly and I no strength to position myself to reach the verandah railings to ease myself up. Fortunately Steve was nearby and came to my aid.
I was fortunate on all four occasions not to have broken any bones or caused more damage, but I does concern me that I have fallen more in recent times without warning. I'm not ready for a wheelchair, motorised or otherwise, and a zimmer frame is a cumbersome pain in the ass, so I'm unsure as to how I will get around. SHIT! I'm only 66, I don't wan't to be confined to mobility devices yet.
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