I will be praying for you. I haven't fallen, but I bump into a lot of walls. I can relate. Balance is not always good. Take care and know that there are people thinking about you!
Thanks so much for your prayers and kind thoughts!! It's so great to be able to come to this forum and know that there are so many wonderful, caring people out there. I'm going to be sitting around a lot for the next couple of weeks so I'll have more time to be on the forum.
Today I'm super exhausted because of all the trauma of the last couple of days. Also, learning to use crutches again is tiring. My armpits are already sore and I've only been doing this for one day! My left leg is going to get really strong since it has to support all of me as I hobble around on the crutches! I'm always grateful for my wonderful DH, but I'm especially so when I'm laid up like this. He is always right there to see if I need anything and he helps to keep my spirits up. It's really hard for me to be so dependent, though. I can't even carry my own glass of water around! Seems like I have to ask for help to do most everything. This is one of those times when "in sickness and in health" really comes into play.
Hope everyone has a great day!! Nancy
I can sympathize with your pain. about 28 years ago I was knocked down at the rink while roller skating by 2 boys that thought racing around the track would be a good idea. I have had 2 knee surgeries since then and have run the gambit of canes, crutches, knee braces and finally a wheel chair. I found that wearing the knee brace whenever I was doing any walking or activity helped to keep in place and stop the twisting. Are your crutches the wooden kind or the fore arm kind? I've tried both and prefer the fore arm by a long shot. They just seem to be easier to get around with and will stay on your arm if you need to have one hand free to do something.
I hope you will be feeling better and back on your feet soon. Remember, sandals and gardens don't mix.
I've had fibro for a number of years now, and have fallen down on many occasions. The problem is my "hind" foot gets caught. Hubby and I have just put it down to clumsiness on my part, but now I see that fibro is the culprit for yet another symptom .
I'm so sorry you injured youself, Nancy, and hope you don't have to see the ortho surgeon