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.