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The last time you fell.

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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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Hello.

My mother is getting up there in age and she tripped and fell the other day. No major injuries incurred just a little embarrassment.

I got thinking about the last time I “fell”. Sure I stumble once in a while but to actually trip and fall or be knocked to the ground it has been…..years. (Maybe I fell when I was drunk but I don’t remember and I’m sure a friend would remind me of such a fall.)

Children fall all the time. Some of the “falls” are on purpose other falls are just a result of being a child. The difference is the young bounce while the old break.

So the question is can you remember the last time you fell?
(I’m talking literally fell to the ground.)




posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix

I came really close the day after Christmas this year when I sprained the hell out of my ankle and tore and bunch of ligaments. I'm not really sure how I avoided it. Other than that the last time was a year or so prior when I slipped on the lawn on the ice and fell heading out to work. Our lawn has a pretty good slope to it and gets really treacherous in slick conditions.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Sorry about your ankle, I hope your recovery is going well.

I know my question sounds silly it's just a curiosity.




posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix

i fell 2 weeks ago - climbing - and attempting a crux - i nearly had it but my back foot just went - and woosh


lost a bit of skin and a lot of pride - not as bouncy as i once was



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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I fell stepping onto ice, off my porch, this winter. I very nearly hurt myself bad. Thankfully I took the fetal position when I went down. Ended up with a massively bruised bum, but that beats a head injury and trip to the ER.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix

Force = Mass x Acceleration

It hurts more when you are grown.

Last time i fell was 2 weekends ago. I was pulling some dead mesquite out of a tree that is in the back of the lot, and when it snapped i lost my balance. Its what i get for standing on a piece of sheet metal that was already unsteady, and wearing my Sperry's.

Glad to hear your mom is ok. I am terrified at the thought of my mom falling.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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My dad fell and ended up in hospital for 4 months. Horrible, I had to fly to OZ back from Iceland, and then back from the US as hospital induced issues like Pneumonia etc ravaged him and prolonged his recovery.

He never got truly better. But is home. driving mum insane still. Bless them.


I fell 3 years ago, and now have to have reconstructive knee surgery. Grrr



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:41 PM
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I haven't had a fall for a while but when I do it feels like time slows down and I manage not to hurt myself...yet. I when I nearly fall or my daughters fall I get this kinda twinge in the back of my neck, a sort twinge or click not quite sure how to describe it but I feel something. It's a scary thing when you get to your mums age and the messages in your body aren't firing as fast as they use to.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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Yes, it was a couple of years ago and I had just mopped and polished the floors...

I heard some family out in the front room and came down the hallway a little too fast.

I had a drink in my hand and went legs up right on to my hind end...but, I saved the drink.

Not one drop spilled and my family was very impressed with my skill.

They showed me by laughing hysterically!



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:44 PM
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Friend of ours wife's mother fell down the stairs into her basement and never got better.

When you start getting older, falling is a scary, scary thing.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 02:44 PM
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I was taken out at the knees last October.
Stupid Bulldog will not stop for people, once he gets running. I landed right on my rear, and had a hell of a bruise.

I was actually just thinking about the same thing this past weekend. The grandsons are learning to walk, so they are falling both on purpose, and not, depending on if anyone is watching. And it amazed me how they could fall, and just laugh and go on their way again, like it was nothing.


I'm not getting old, I'm not getting old, I'm not getting old.
LOL



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix
I fell last weekend in the wee twee hours absolutely steaming drunk.
I live on a cliff by the sea and have a choice of a long winding road up, a long winding road and 100 or so old limestone steps, or 300 or so steep limestone steps to the top, locally called the smugglers steps.
I chose the smugglers steps, tripped, then fell back and bounced down about 15 to the next 'level' point.
Cuts and grazes was all I got, thankfully as I'm self-employed so no sick pay for me if I'm injured lol.

Best fall I ever had was leaving a beach party 3-4 in the morning, took the wrong worn and unofficial path up the cliff, it got steeper and steeper, but off my head it didn't really register until I was falling, and proper falling, bushes and trees brushing me as I dropped about 40 foot (13 metres). I remember thinking '# me when am I gonna hit the ground' then BANG flash of energy through my optic nerve I was on my back as I hit the ground. I looked up, saw the stars in the sky above me, moved my arms and legs, thought Ooh that was lucky, then found the right path back up the cliff while bleeding a bit and minus a flip-flop.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix

Ugh...I fall all of the time. I garden and the back of our lot is very steep. I need a one of those panic buttons around my neck. LoL!



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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I fell last summer when my Shihtzu and I collided. He knocked me right off my feet. I was fine, surprisingly so was he.
Time before that my neighbour honked outside and my Lab knocked me over running to the door. I landed on him, but we were both ok.
I have really good snow boots, so I never slip on the ice.
I think I've been taken down by every dog I've had though...

Getting another dog soon, so I'm sure she'll have a go at me too.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix

I cant remember the last time, though I can tell you my most embarassing.

When I used to train in martial arts, I would always show up early to practice strikes on the striking block or the bag. Well, one day I was extra happy and just threw on my GI and forgot to take my socks off. While kicking the crap out of the bag I got too enthused and went for a head kick, and since I had my socks on I literally just lifted my leg and the other slipped right from underneath me....and I slammed on the floor with a loud thud. I went from standing to floor in a second.

My whole class was just getting out of the changing room and the other class that was finishing up was walking into it. Perfect vantage point. It was the funniest thing too because my Sifu /sensei was warning me all week about letting my leg slip while high kicking, something I still do..LOL Needless to say I learned to not get ahead of myself, ALSO, elbow strikes and low kicks are more practical though less showy and ninja-esq.

I almost knocked myself out. LOL I was out of breath and dizzy....after the concern everyone was laughing their asses off at me.

True story.


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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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I was climbing out of a junked trailer here during the winter. I stepped on this little metal step and didn't realize it was slick. I got up okay. Let's just say that I got down even quicker. It was a three or four foot drop, flat on my back on some cinder blocks. I thought for sure I dislocated my shoulders, as I landed on my shoulder blades. So, here I am laying on the freezing ground afraid to move for five minutes. That sucked. The second time I fell was when I was bringing wood in. There's a ramp here and I was pushing the wheel barrow up it. I slipped and went down hard on my bad knee. The wheel barrow upended and dumped all the wood out. I'm surprised none of it hit me. Damn that thing was heavy. It would have hurt.

ETA: I'm glad your mom is okay. It's always scary when older people fall.
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posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

I have some hurdle and high jump stories, not many, but those are from decades ago.



I think the best was from the only time I actually crashed in a real race. It was on the outdoor track and KSU which is absolutely vicious to fall on and I got some really nasty road rash from it - like no skin from about hip to mid thigh. Well, it was one of the first times my husband-to-be had actually come to watch me. He was sitting with me parents, and he was rightfully worried. He asked them if I was going to be all right. They were cruel. They were joking, but they kept a straight face about it. They told him I'd be fine as soon as I got past the skin grafts. They said he turned sheet white and so they took pity on him pretty fast.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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I was mopping the hallway in the apartment I rented. The bathroom door is right next to the front door, and opens outwards.. There are also glass mirror doors on the cupboards on the opposite wall. After mopping the floor, sat down to work on my laptop. Heard the front door buzzer, forgot the floor was still wet, slipped on the floor in my rush, tackled the door which was slightly open, the door popped off its detachable hinges, tilted over, smacked right onto one of the mirrored doors and cracked it, before sliding down onto the floor. Cost me about £150 to buy a new door.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

Thankfully you were only buying a new door and not a new you.



posted on Apr, 15 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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I fell two weekends ago. M'darlin' and me were watching a beach volleyball match. A ball was spiked and whanged off a concrete wall and headed close to me. My brain knew exactly what to do, but my body wasn't up for the challenge. I tried to slide out of my chair with my left leg extended and tip the ball back toward the field of play, so it didn't bounce away down the asphalt parking lot.

Damned gravel. Slipped, almost did a minor split, fell on my right hand, fell back and rolled. Almost everyone applauded. I stood and bowed to three directions.

Road rash doesn't get better with age.



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