Sunday, February 23, 2020 – To the Old and Those Getting There
As the commercial states: Falls are the leading cause for old people getting hurt.
First, let me say this. No alcohol was involved.
I think I am the last neighbor in the cul-de-sac to fall in the driveway. Caught my shoe on the edge of driveway and went to tumbling. Thank you shout outs to Jose, Kaitlen, Mickey and Krystal for making me do 100# leg lifts and renegade rows. Because of you, I was able to almost control the fall and not do a face plant – ala Larry Lyon. I almost landed on my butt and that would have really softened the blow. I almost made it to the flower bed, but fell short. (Such a punny me!)
The driveways in the 55 and older community sit at 45-degree angles. The persons pouring the incline obviously miscalculated the math. Do not blame me. I did not have anything to do with curriculum.
As mentioned, all six, now seven, in the first part of the complex have all fallen. We are used to getting each other upright. I understand Peterson Way has its own light at the Fire Station. Fortunately, I was able to right myself by myself, go inside and start ice and Advil. FYI – the angle in the second part of the complex is a sweet 25 degrees.
Thank you to state of Texas for providing such excellent benefits that allow me to go to the ER. Sidebar: Did you know that most freestanding ERs do not accept Medicare? Good thing to know for old people.
Thank you to the ER peeps at Physicians Center for taking X-Rays. Things to know and remember: Your Learning Objective for the Day: Wear a sports bra to ER and and you do not have to take it off or take off your T-shirt.
Thank you to State of Texas for drug benefits and Walgreens for such good drugs. FYI – already not taking them after two days.
Thank you to Terry for bringing me food.
Thank you to Peach for being such a good nurse.