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Ideas for not falling??

Jan 02, 2016 3:39 PM

Okay, well here in the last few days I can't wlk without falling down! My whole left leg is going to be a very bright black and blue from when I went down just a little bit ago. I am still in the process of finding a new phycian since my first one moved and then the next one I choose out of the same office now is no longer there, I think I am done with the office, just have to find another doctor, one that will stay in one place. 2016 is proven already to be a challenge, lol Bring it on! Gessh! So here is the thing, anyone have any idea's on how to keep someone from falling?? I'm tired of falling and turning into the color of a beaten blueberry lol!

Jan 02, 2016 4:05 PM

Please finda walker please...or at least a four point cane...I don't understand what's happening to you but I know its not normal. Love and blessings Terri

Jan 02, 2016 5:16 PM

I agree a walker and as for the bruising I would say if u don't have a Dr. Go to ER or urgent care.because at least they can do the baseline test and figure out what is happening and to make sure you have nkt harmed anything from all your falls.

Jan 02, 2016 6:18 PM

I have a walker, two canes, and a pair of crutches. Each day is different on which ones I use.

Jan 02, 2016 6:23 PM

FYI sometimes these items are donated to churches and you can get them at no cost. That's how I got the crutches.

Jan 02, 2016 6:58 PM

I have a cane, that was my Aunt's.

Jan 02, 2016 7:19 PM

Moparmom, I had to get a rolling walker. My balance when I'm in pain is horrible. And some days I'm so weak and shaky that i can hardly myaelf up. My rolling walker has a seat and brakes too

Jan 02, 2016 8:33 PM

Use the cane.on Monday call around to see if you can get a walker! Please be safe and don't hurt yourself. Love ya Terri

Jan 03, 2016 12:53 AM

I have a walker to, but our house is so small that it's crazy trying to get around on it in the house, maybe at the store I can use the walker.

Jan 03, 2016 8:10 AM

Moparmom, you may even want to consider (if you go to the larger stores) using the scooters or wheelchairs the store provides. I know I am very reluctant to use them right now. I did give in a use them the first week after I had a heart attack, it made a large difference in how long I was capable of keeping up with my other half. I mean, I'm only 44, I "should" be able to walk a store, right?

I know what you mean by your house being so small that it's difficult to get around in with the walker. My other half and I live in a 12' x 40' trailer. Our hallway has our movie collection on one side, along with the cat food pail (garbage can) my drawing board, laminater, and a paper cutter. We have a queen size bed because Rick (my other half) is 6' 5 1/2" tall, he doesn't fit in anything smaller. LOL But the bed is wall to wall in our bedroom. I don't know how many times I have put my shoulder out while making the bed.

Jan 03, 2016 1:16 PM

Moparmom you really should consider the walker even if it is a pain in the ass. You'll have better balance. I agree that perhaps you should go to the ER or urgent care just to get a baseline and see what's going on with you. You are under tremendous stress and strain with the passing of your Aunt and all that lead up to her passing. Sometimes that causes problems. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you will feel better soon and that the docs can help you figure out what is going wrong. 💕🌻🙏🏻

Jan 04, 2016 8:55 AM

Moparmom, I use a cane for that very reason. Just since Christmas I have come very close to having 2 falls. It was because my cane that I was able to catch myself without going down. My cane doesn't have a standard to, but it's also not the metal four-foot type. I found a rubber four-foot top on Amazon and replaced the standard top. Then CVS, Walmart, etc, all started carrying the same to cheaper. I have a second came and replaced it too. Many people ask about it. Because of my tremors it's easier to stay steady.
I can't risk a fall because of my neck discs; I could be paralyzed if C1-3 breaks (and they're in a bad way, but surgery is too ugh a risk too). I also use a walker when I feel I need to. It's paid off big time! 😷🙏🌼

Jan 04, 2016 9:11 AM

standard to = ... tip
top = tip
ugh = high

My walker is adjustable on the seat as well as the handles. It's a Drive Medical Rollator, hot pink for Breast cancer awareness. I sat on several standard ones (locally) then this one, and I adjusted the seat so my knees were even with my thighs instead of lower (when I sit), and its so much more comfortable. I purchased the same one on Amazon for $60 cheaper! It's also not as wide as some of the others, although I can't get it through our 1970's bathroom doors.

@Scaryann, I feel you on tight spaces! We lived in a 14 x 56 for 20 years, until we bought our 70's ranch in 2002, and even it's doors and hallways are narrow. We actually gave our daughters the MB and put our full bed in a 9x6' room. We barely had room to stand and dress. Lol

Moparmom, I do hope you haven't injured yourself other than the bruises. Go to the ER if you need to go. My sister fell on her hip about 2-3 years ago and hurt for months but didn't see a doctor. She found out last year's she has a healed fracture. If you keep hurting, go get checked out. We aren't as young or healable as we use to be! (((Hugs))) & prayers! 😷🙏🌼

Jan 04, 2016 9:51 AM

Safety first Ladies.I am one of those freaky different folk.. I live in a fifth wheel RV,and I freaking love it. It is perfect for me and my husband and two puppies... It's easier to maintain tidy, and If I wanna go see if I wanna live in say...Colorado, we can hitched it up to the truck and hit the road. I don't normally share this, cuz people don't understand... But I do love my little home on wheels..with that all shared... I do have a couple of steps I have to watch out for. But I do feel safer cuz its not far to the bedroom or the kitchen etc.
Moparmom, I wish I still had access to some of my old stuff, I had a walker..needed it for my second cervical ant.fusion with plate.. They took the bone from my hip..cuz my body refuses donor grafts...
Flappy,I hope you are feeling better today...I hope it is sunny today where you live. I am in Texas, it is sunny and clear this morning despite being in the 40's.. Love and Blessings, Terri

Jan 05, 2016 4:24 PM

Terri, I'm beginning to feel a tad more strength, but my sinuses are still draining. I started out on Mucinex-DM, then went to it + Tylenol sinus congestion & cold meds. I've been on them over a week with steroids and abx (thankfully the infx is clearing, just not the congestion). But I can tell all the meds are drawing every bit of moisture out of me. On top of the drainage my nose bleeds (sjogrens dryness of the skin). So last night I needed more meds and shipped for a combined med... Robitussin-CF (sinus & chest congestion). After 3 doses I'm finally feeling it in sinuses and coughing to clear chest. So, I'm getting there, slowly but surely! 😷🙏🌼

Jan 05, 2016 4:30 PM

And BTW, it's freaking cold here too me... High 40's, lows 20's!

Jan 05, 2016 5:54 PM

Flappys, I can relate with the cold and the cold weather! We are in low 40's almost in the 30's and tonight is a low of 25°! My bone's feel me!

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