It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Help ATS via PayPal:
learn more

The last time you fell.

page: 2
<< 1   >>

log in


posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 12:28 AM
The last time I fell was at a park here in town. There is a creek running through the park, and the embankment from the road to the creek is kind of steep. I worked my way down from the roadway and sat by the creek for a while watching the fish and a couple ducks swimming around.

I was at the top and just ready to step back on the road when my footing slipped. I fell over backwards and rolled once, literally head over heels, down the hill and landed face down at the bottom. Luckily, the only thing injured was my dignity.

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 04:01 AM
a reply to: highfromphoenix

Have kids so, to be honest, i am quite often flat on my face or back! I have to say, it isn't necessarily the fall / slip for me but more where it occurs. If in public, i generally burst out laughing (even if in pain) - probably developed over the years to avoid humiliation but never really thought about it!

Obviously though, if in private, then my "manliness" disappears and the pain is freely embraced!

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 06:27 AM
a reply to: highfromphoenix

Yes I can!

The last time I fell to the ground was approximately a month back, very late at night. A friend of mine had just managed to get himself thrown out of a casino, spied me from down the street, ran at me as if to give me a giant hug, and instead collided with me in such spectacular fashion that I toppled over backward under the onslaught, which resulted in the pair of us landing on the deck in a mangled heap. Somehow, during my interaction with the pavement, I managed to skin my elbow a bit, through my heavy trench coat, without actually damaging the coat!

The time before that, was about three years ago I think... I was walking across the street at a pedestrian crossing, and walking pretty rapidly at that. I somehow tripped over my own feet, went down knee first and took a full three millimetres depth of skin off my knee, over an area about the size of a two pound coin. When I had reached where I was headed, I patched myself up, cleaned the blood out of my sock, and carried on with my day!

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 06:49 AM
Since I had my stroke last year, falling has become more of a regular occurrence. Last time I actually fell was rolling to one side of the bed and falling out. It took me ages to get up I had to crawl on my elbows to the other side of the bed and eventually positioned myself to use the bed side table to hoist my ass back in to bed. It's all good practice and I have been taught a number of techniques to make it easier. I was just going to grab my cover and sleep on the floor, but was determined to get back in bed. I was knackered by the time I was back in bed though

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 06:59 AM
Early last summer I had drop attacks for about two weeks. I am not sure what brought these on, but am thankful they stopped occurring and haven't happened since. I would fall up to 3 times a day. Fortunately, I did not sustain any serious injury, as there was usually a wall or person to break the fall.

These drop attacks were very strange. It was like fainting, but without loss of consciousness. Just like going totally limp for a second. I was able to get right up and continue what I was doing. Weird.

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 07:11 AM
a reply to: AtypicalJ

I take it that you sought the advice of a medical professional in relation to these attacks?

One does not simply go limp for no reason, and since there are some pretty serious neurological implications involved with loosing motive capacity, I would have thought that would have been a priority!

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:36 PM
Last time I fell, I was trying to start and do a sprint with younger kids, and I overestimated the traction all the dry leaves under my foot would provide. (it wasn't enough). I quickly took a little dirt nap, and realized I'm not near as young as I think I am. (and that running in the zombie apocalypse is not a great option for me, so I'm going to have to shoot some poor bastard in the leg to get away....)

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:43 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit

TrueBrit, thank you for your concern. I did see my Doctor. I have a lesion on my spinal cord in my neck and neuropathy. The doc just said it was probably due to those. I got another MRI done, but nothing else was found. I was also taking gabapentin for pain, drop attacks are not a common side effect, but it is possibly due to that. I immediately stopped taking them. That could explain why they stopped occurring, but I can't be sure. I have taken low dose gabapentin sporadically lately, with no problems.

posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:50 PM
In 2011, at 47 yrs. old and not having fallen since my early twenties - I was sitting at my kitchen table, which sits right up against an alcove window, reading on my laptop - It was storming, but not terribly...

...all of a sudden a huge lightening 'explosion' hits right outside that window, about ten feet in front of my face (and now keep in mind, I'm only 5'3 and about 145 pounds)

It scared me so badly, that I 'leapt' up from the table, and running straight to the living room, tripped over the carpet edge, and hit the back of the loveseat so hard - that it slammed forward hard enough to break off a front leg and then flip back and hit me hard enough to bounce me back, throwing me up off my feet - whereupon I finally came to a rest by crashing to my knees on the tile floor!

I immediately (almost reflexively) start screaming "ice, ice, get the ice packs!", just absolutely terrified that I had broken both knee-caps...

...fortunately they were not broken although they both developed huge 'pockets' of blood under the skin (where the phrase 'water on the knee' comes from), I had to go to the doctor to have it drained - they use a huge needle and syringe to suck the blood out - then had to go back a few weeks later because it filled back up again...

It took over three years for my knees to stop hurting and I still can't kneel on them comfortably...

Here's the kicker: the topic I was reading about right when the lightening hit, something I had never before had any interest in reading about online...

...Alien Abductions

edit on 16-4-2015 by lostgirl because: (no reason given)

new topics

top topics

<< 1   >>

log in