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    Im sure we have or we know of someone who has suffered a bad fall; whether slipping on ice or simply falling due to our own carelessness.

    Well This is what happened to me just before Christmas. I went to pick up some groceries at our local Maxi. It wasnt slippery or anything: no ice in sight! I went to the trunk to get my grocery bags, closed the trunk and tripped our my own feet turning away from the car. I went flying! Purse in one direction; car keys in another direction and bags everywhere else.

    I couldnt get up. So i just lay there for a bit. Next thing i know there are about 5 people around me trying to get me up. But i hurt like the devil!

    When i had knee replacements, i was taught how to get up from a fall. These good people were trying to drag me up which wasnt helping because i was in pain. I had to tell them to hang on a bit so i can position myself to get up. Eventually they got me up and wanted to call an ambulance but i didnt want one. I was hurt but not enough for an ambulance. Anyway, one of the women insisted on helping me into Maxi and made sure i was ok.

    So i sat there for a bit and then went to do my grocery shopping. I was also buying 2 vignier of wine (4 litre boxes) for our Cribbage Club party. When i got to the checkout, there were 2 people behind me. One said to the other: ®Isnt that the woman that fell in the parking lot?® They were eying all the wine i was buying. I Wonder what they were thinking.

    Anyway, I ended up with a hairline fracture just below my left elbow, major bruising on my left knee (which was replaced a few years ago). Its been a few weeks now, and my left below the elbow hurts like crazy and im still limping.

    Story of my Christmas and New Years. Stupid supid carelessness!
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    Oh my, I know that feeling!

    It was early last year I believe, I was walking to the post box in shoes (stupid me not putting on my boots). I got about half way there (only about a minute walk from my place), was about to cross the street, and WHOOP! Slid right onto my behind, at first it didn't hurt that badly, but even to this day, I will have bad days where it hurts or some other issue.

    I know it's probably not a good thing if it is still hurting, and not going to get it checked out ALSO doesn't help, but I just hate going to the doctor or the hospital.
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    So sorry you are going through this!
    My husband is still hurting badly after a slip on ice three weeks ago hurt his back.


    Hoping things ease up for you soon!





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    @SnowFlakey ouch on all fronts! I just now saw your thread. I hope you have not had much lingering pain since the fall.
    Falls are weird. Some happen, we laugh at ourselves and carry on....then there are those spills ( like yours ) and also like Mr. @Natalka who weeks later is stiff and sore.

    Hope your healing is swift!!! Happy 2020






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    Thanks for all your good wishes. Hope Mr Natalka feels better soon. Back injuries can be tricky and can a long long time to heal.

    Well, it will soon be a month since i fell and i really still dont feel like myself yet. I guess i had more of a jolt than i thought. I guess the older you get the harder it is to recuperate after a fall. im just gratefull that i didnt break a hip or something. I hairline fracture will heal eventually without any surgery and im hoping my knee will be ok but im still limping a bit but not a much as before.
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    Owweeee.... so sorry to read this. i am so afraid of falling on the ice at my age...& my bones are like chalk. yes, u are lucky u didnt break a hip! feel better. ((hugs))
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