Archive | December 17, 2017

The Art of Falling Down

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/how-to-fall-safely.html

This is a great article for baby boomers.  I’m a klutz, and have fallen down more times than I care to count.  My most recent spill was while on vacation.  I was taking a photo and fell backwards over a curb.  Thank goodness some bushes broke my fall.

I am currently recovering from knee replacement surgery.  It’s winter here in Wisconsin and I’m deathly afraid of taking another tumble while trying to walk with a cane.

Fortunately for me, I do know how to fall.  When I was a kid, I was always fighting with my two older brothers.  They use to chase me around the house, and outside I would always be tripping on something.  I learned how to tuck and roll.  I never really got hurt except for a few scrapes here and there.

Just last week we had our first snowfall, and my car windows were ice covered. I worked late and had to scrape my car off.  The parking lot was empty, and I was thinking “crappity crap crap, if I fall down, who is going to help me?”

As you get older though, falling down is no joke. I am forever looking down when I walk.   It’s really important to watch where you are going when traveling in a foreign country.  I have found out the hard way that other countries do not have the same construction standards we have in the United States.

I think it’s important to not be carrying so many things at once. I carry a purse and lately a backpack when I go to work.  I constantly see people looking at their phones when they go anywhere, and looking down.  Is someone texting you or whatever more important than your safety? I do wonder sometimes.

Hitting one’s head as you get older can lead to serious problems. Lucky for me when I wiped out on vacation, I was wearing a wig and a hat, and they both protected my head when I fell.

Be safe out there my friends.

A grandma about to fall down the ground

 

 

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