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Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:03 PM

I fell this afternoon. I am up & moving slowly.

I was moving between the stove & counter to put the pans in the sink. I caught the quad cane tip on the chair & landed on both very arthritic knees, but I was upright. Win! After several very colorful comments I hauled myself up onto a kitchen chair.

I didn't break my glasses, or land on my face or the cats or spill much of the noodles (they were already drained). I expect there will be bruises tomorrow.

Arthritis sucks.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:05 PM

1. Take some Motrin or Advil and a cup of tea and relax. n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:30 PM

6. I like 1 sugar in my hot tea, none in the cold tea.

And only cream in the coffee. I will take your advice and put my knees up with an ice bag on both of them. Thank you.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 07:15 PM

13. I hope you feel better very soon. I'll put the kettle on..LOL..n/t

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:05 PM

2. Indeed it does.

Glad you were able to right yourself!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:31 PM

7. Me too. Falling is a big fear of mine.

Thank you.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:38 PM

11. My knees are in rough shape too.

Sometimes horribly painful at the end of the day. I drive a lot for work and my right knee complains loudly.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:07 PM

3. Arthritis sure does suck! I am similarly "blessed."

I've had some nasty falls too. I (so far) have needed help to get up. When I am alone, I am very careful about how I move.

Ya done really good, my dear irisblue!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:33 PM

8. I realize I was lucky. The cats would not have helped me up, 1 ate the noodles that fell.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:08 PM

4. Oh my! I'm glad you were able to get up.

And I hope you don't hurt too much tomorrow.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:34 PM

9. Ice bags on knees, angled pillows under knees.

And a mug of hot sweet tea on the end the end table.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:24 PM

5. ((irisblue))

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Response to blm (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:35 PM

10. ((blm))

You are kind, thank you.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 06:03 PM

12. If you're older or disabled, falls are so scary.

Be careful of large bruises, they can cause serious medical problems. I hope you feel better, you were very fortunate, and you saved the noodles. Now that's a win!

I've had one bad fall outside, and landed between two logs, wedged in good and tight with no one around to help. I felt stupid, and looked like a turtle on its back, legs and arms gyrating as I tried to get out of my predicament. I wasn't hurt, but I just couldn't move to get up. Finally, my dog came over to see what sort of funny game I was playing. She's a big girl, and stood patiently while I held on to her collar and pulled myself out, then leaned on her to leverage myself up to stand. She's a good dog for saving me.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:02 PM

14. Glad you weren't hurt really bad and were able to get up. Wish we were like 5 year olds...

They fall all the time and just seem to bounce!

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Response to skylucy (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 17, 2017, 08:46 PM

15. I was talking last week with my sister about running home to mom after falling off my bike

and scraping both knees leaving them raw & bloody. Mom, washed them up, bandaged them up & gave the magic get better kiss on top of the bandages.
While Mom is still around and would gently kiss the bandaged knees, I don't want to freak her out by telling her I fell down, gotta take care of Momma.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 18, 2017, 12:05 PM

16. Follow up on my fall...bruises on both knees, top of left foot,

Sore left arm which kept me upright.
Basically okay but wowsa....knowing it could have been worse is scary.
Thanks everyone for the comments.

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