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Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Bones are Good

Yesterday, after checking the temperature I went out to get my paper. It was 34 degrees and everything looked wet. I took a few careful steps on the walkway, saw that it was OK and took my usual quick steps without quite looking where I was going.

Suddenly I slipped and all I could see was the walkway coming up to meet my face. I put my hands out in front of me and landed on my hands and knees. Knowing the risks of falls to seniors, I checked, everything seemed to be OK. I got up and got my paper. Of course, my pants' knees were soaking and one knee was a little scraped.

Today's another story. my knees are a lovely shade of blue, I have a bruise under my thumb on my right hand and my arm muscles are sore. BUT, thankfully no broken bones.

Guess I won't have to have a bone scan to check for osteoporosis, since I've already done it, for free. But I don't recommend it as a way to check your bones. It's rough on the muscles.

5 comments:

Peggy said...

be careful out there! And think I will pass on your way of bone testing. hahaha

Staci said...

Oh my goodness - glad you're semi-okay! Let's not do anymore ice skating!

BetteJo said...

Oh yeah that is dangerous! Good you're okay. I was outside helping my son with the driveway on Wednesday and slipped on the same piece of ice twice - and fell both times. Landed on my butt - plenty of padding there. All I ended up with was totally wetting my pants. And not on the knees. Loved that part. NOT.

Mary ms/sss said...

phaneterWith all the snow you've had, I bet many people had similar experiences. I am so very glad that you did not do too much damage. I know you're careful, and I pray that your angel is there to help you out!

Pamela said...

ouch. reminds me of when I fell two summers ago -- face first in the flower bed after tripping over a pop up sprinkler

I didn't even have time to put my hands out

I had bark dust up my nose