Falls


#1

I fell walking down our stairs to the basement a couple days ago. our steps are wood - bull nose edged - and I slipped off the edge of the steps. My feet went way up and I fell down with the middle of my back landing across one of the steps.

I figured I was either dead or paralyzed, but after a couple minutes of laying on the steps wailing I got up and have been relatively fine.

Today it hurts more than it has the last few days - probably because the last couple days I have self medicated with alcohol. Maybe today is a more accurate reading of my pain level.


#2

About eight or ten years ago I slipped while standing on a skateboard in a barn on a cement floor. I went flying and landed on the small of my back on the concrete… but somehow came out of it unscathed.

I really should devise a plan where stupidity takes a back seat in my life.


#3

damn dougo!

you should get checked out at least.


#4

I tripped over 3rd base playing softball this summer. Got up and dusted myself off. I heard somebody say “go home” so I scooted and crossed home safely. It’s quite a story. Needless to say, we lost.


#5

My wife is a nurse and she was right there. She was worried that I had hit my head, but I guess I didn’t.

It hurts a bit more today, I may not bowl tonight.


#6

I was just going to agree with balv but I see that your wife if a nurse. Still, I hope there isn’t anything internal going on. I’m glad you’re okay but damn! I’m so afraid of slipping and falling like that. It could change everything.


#7

I was really lucky.

Had ahold of the handrail with one hand and it might have broken my fall a bit… or kept me from whacking my fool head.


#8

Years of waitressing and a few falls on wet floors have left my back damaged. About ten years ago I went bowling and it really fucked me up. I would not go bowling with back pain!!!

I regularly see a chiropractor and it helps a lot. Might be a good idea for you right now too.

Hope you feel better.


#9

Thanks.

I appreciate your concern.


#10

They have medical marijuana in Michigan. Get some of that.


#11

Feel better and heal well dougo!!


#12

I did bowl last night and had one of my best nights of the year.

190, 225, 198 for a 613 series.

All that cheap Pabst Blue Ribbon helped to ease my pain.

Fuckin’ A, the Dude abides and resides.


#13

You should start jump roping. That shit keeps you nimble and cat like.

I heard that two major factors in falls in older people (not calling you old) are foot speed and leg strength.

Foot speed is what you need to correct/catch yourself and strength helps you redistribute the weight and rebalance.

I realize after typing this response that I’m setting up fall Karma for myself.


#14

i try to tell everyone i know they need to jump rope

jumping rope for six minutes straight is equivalent to running a mile


#15

I’m going to start jumping rope. A while back I was on the dance floor and got so low I almost didn’t get up again. That was a tense few seconds.


#16

Limbo, limbo rock!


#17

I am old.

Turning 60 in less than two weeks.

Thank god I didn’t land on my low-hanging testicles.


#18

The struggle is real.


#19

I need to know what kind of music was playing.

I hope it wasn’t trap.


#20

It was a funky soul band. Al Green, James Brown.
I had to look up “trap”. I can get down to that. Might not be able to get up again though.