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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:42 PM
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My very elderly garndfather litterally fell on his face the other day.
Didn't break anything, didn't get a concussion, didn't even require stiches.

I tell's ya the guy must be made out of steel.

I'm just amazed.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:57 PM
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1. my dad used to do that
He lived to be 95 , and sharp as a needle.

We did however decide to put him in a nursing home when the falling got bad :cry:

It was a VERY hard thing to do
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:00 PM
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3. The incident happened on my grand-father's 95th birthday
last week. I just can't believe he didn't get hurt. He's been in a nursing home (his own decision) for 6 years now, but god dammit he refuses to get a walker, saying a cane is just fine. Even now, after the fall. He is one stubborn man.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:03 PM
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5. stubborn can be good in the elderly
I honestly believe that daddy lived to almost 96 yr old because he was to independent and stubborn to give up
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:11 PM
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6. Yeah I can believe that. nt
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:59 PM
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2. Them old timers are tough
My father, who's 81, had a fall in August and broke 3 ribs and also had some bruising on the brain.

A little better than a week later, he was out gardening. :shrug:


Glad your grandfather's okay. :hi:
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:01 PM
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4. He's ok.
And it didn't even knock some sense into him (see my post above)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:13 PM
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7. My 80-year-old father-in-law just started falling frequently.
:( He has a doctor's appt. this week to see what's going on. They had been minor falls until yesterday, when he badly bruised his left arm. Both my husband and I know he needs assisted living (for that and a lot of other reasons), but my mother-in-law won't hear of it. :( Hubby and his sisters are working on it, though.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:42 PM
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8. You might get him a really cool cane.....
...he sounds like he really needs support. Remind him, even John Steen needed a cane (well, actually it was an umbrella, still worth a try)!

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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:35 PM
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10. He has a cane and he still manages to get by with only the cane.
But he needs a walker for when he doesen't so good. I mean he's 95 years old, it's already a blessing that he doesen't need a wheelchair, I don't know why he insists on pushing his luck.
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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:02 PM
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9. My FIL did that once...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:02 PM by QMPMom
and I was the only one available to go to the ER where he had been taken from the nursing home. His nose was broken and about 3 times the size of normal. Of course, this was after he had lost his ability to speak or understand English and my German is not what it should be. It was a fun morning....

I hope your Grandfather is okay.
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:37 PM
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11. Yeah he's fine.
A bumb on his head and a black eye, but nothing broken and no concussion. He's hard as a rock. And it can't be because of what he did for a living, he was a political journalist. He sat in the House of Commons in Ottawa all day reporting on the events.
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