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beanley
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   Posted 9/18/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
anyone else more accident prone since u got fibro?

i've always been proud that i didnt fall or do foolish things and get injured. but 2 wks ago i missed the last step and took a header onto a concrete floor.

i broke my arm! i've never had a broken bone before in my life (im 56)! also broke my nose and got a concussion and various other bruises etc.

i got to thinking...i've fallen more and dropped more things and otherwise hurt myself or destroyed things more since i got fibro, i think.

anyone else? and what's your theory on why.

thx
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crazykitty
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   Posted 9/18/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Beanly, Sorry about all the injurys, Ouch! Hope your arm mends quickly.

Sorry to say, I have always been a Klutz, no broken bones; but alot of bumps and bruises.

Do you take any medication that causes drowsiness? I know when I take Flexeril, I have to
be extra careful.

Take care and watch that last step

Robin
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crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 9/18/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, very accident prone. I'm always walking into things, dropping things, losing my balance, etc. etc. Hate it.  skull
 
So sorry about your injuries!  Owie!!  Hope you feel better soon. 


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   Posted 9/18/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about all your owies Beanley.  I walk into things, drop things and I'm great at knocking over glasses at the table.  My best friend won't let me use a knife when she is around because I have cut myself so many times.  I usually have bruises on my legs, arms or hands.  I don't have any idea why this is-I thought my vision might have something to do with it.  I try to really pay attention when I am doing something that could cause a fall etc.  I did fall down the stairs one time from the very top step to the first floor.  Thankfully the steps were carpeted.
 
Hope you heal soon.
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/18/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
If fumbling, dropping things, and walking into walls is considered accident-prone...then yep, I'm accident-prone!
 
Hope your arm is healing nicely. 
 
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   Posted 9/18/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm right there with the rest of you! No broken bones (yet), but a lot of fumbling, dropping things, walking into things...
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Starynight
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   Posted 9/18/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
OH I am super accident prone exspecially when I am flaring, I drop things all of the time, run in to things, trip, stumble.  I am just very clumsy now.  gotta love the fibro :)
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kathydownunder
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   Posted 9/18/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am in this club too sometimes I have to wear long pants because my legs are so covered in bruises it looks like my husband has given me a hiding, I have not broken anything yet. I have come close a few times. When my pain is bad I knock evertying over and drop anything I did not knock over.

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boo32
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   Posted 9/18/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
hiya,
i'm tettible for all thses things too and it's been very bad lately.
It can be a result of meds or the cognitive dysfunction associated with fibro, ie fibro fog.
I've been like this all me life but then i've had fibro all my life tto, just in a terrile flare lately....sorry too tired to fix all the typos but you know what i mean.
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   Posted 9/18/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I tripped over a very thin throw rug yesterday and spilled a hot cup of tea down my leg.  Thankfully, I was wearing a pair of sweat pants.  Yes...I am a klutz.  I too, am not allowed to touch knives...and I have three scars on my thumb to show why!
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Dagger
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   Posted 9/18/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I read that one reason we may be more accident prone is that we stop exercising so we lose muscle strength and flexibility. It's subtle and happens over time so we don't see it happening. The smaller muscles in our body lose their strength so we have a harder time automatically adjusting our balance. Our tight muscles have the same affect.

In my case, I think I am more accident prone because I am a space cadet. I don't notice things right in front of my face. I forget what's around me so I'll turn around and trip over something that I forgot was there. My husband jokes that we need to buy those cushions you put on the edges of furniture when you have a toddler.

I drop things all the time. Sometimes it's because I wasn't holding it tight enough and other times it's because I forgot I was holding something.

I wear cargo pants with tons of pockets because I leave my pocketbook, keys, phone, everywhere. When I put things in my pockets, I rarely lose them. Of course, by the time I've checked all the pockets, I've forgotten what I was looking for in the first place. I used to carry a pocketbook with a long shoulder strap. I'd forget I had it and the strap would slip down and wrap around my legs and I'd trip. I never wear skirts and dresses because they don't have enough pockets and they look really funny with cargo shorts underneath.

donnaeil
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   Posted 9/18/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I exercise and still am accident prone with or without meds. For me it is fibro.

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   Posted 9/19/2009 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately I can't use fibro as my excuse for being accident-prone and tripping and falling over anything. I'm glad my Mom didn't name me Grace, as she was going to!

boo32
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   Posted 9/19/2009 1:52 AM (GMT -7)   
hiya,
I exercise regularly and can even manage cycling holidays when i'm not flared(cycling20-30km a day)
It's definately the fibro for me. I can get the whole way around the bike trail uninjured, only to fall over the bike or myself as soon as i get off it.
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yo-yo
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   Posted 9/19/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh yeah!  I'm part of the crowd.  And all this time, I just thought it was klutzy me.  I too wear pants all the time because I'm covered with bruises.  I too will try to be aware and then turn around and trip over something I "forgot" was there.  I've not broken anything yet.  I drop things, bump into walls (oh, my shoulders), trip over speed bumps in parking lots(yes, I knew it was there but I tripped over it anyway).  Isn't fibro a fun thing?  Why, we wouldn't have any excitement in our lives if we weren't such klutzes!

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beanley
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   Posted 9/19/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Dagger said...
I read that one reason we may be more accident prone is that we stop exercising so we lose muscle strength and flexibility. It's subtle and happens over time so we don't see it happening. The smaller muscles in our body lose their strength so we have a harder time automatically adjusting our balance. Our tight muscles have the same affect.


i've read that too and i had been doing balance exercises for the past six months just so i would be more surefooted. and i STILL fell lol

the tight muscles i totally agree with. that plus the fibro fog.
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watashi
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   Posted 9/19/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, we do get less active. I still try to get up and walk myself thru my favorite sword routine, lucky for me it is wood... all i know is i wish to never see the day my youngest brother can beat me in a duel, hand to hand or otherwise, but yes the traditional japanese table my aunt always insisted on keeping... it is after my shin, it plan very evil things i know it! i run into it many times a day, and other various junk, though only the table irritates me. But since she passed i have no heart to sit in a real chair and eat, and once in a while find an odd little smirk as i jump around holding my shin.

I hope you recover soon and fast, i will fold you a paper crane and wish your speedy recovery.

crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 9/19/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I skinned my knee getting into the shower this morning. Didn't lift my leg high enough to clear the tile tub deck.
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loulabella
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   Posted 5/25/2014 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
IM glad its not only me..
Hi im new :) just came looking for this topic.
In the last 2 weeks i have developed tendonitis in my wrist (don't even know how!) and last night i fell downstairs and ended up with a very nasty sprain and an ankle the size of a football. :(
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Ljm2014
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   Posted 5/25/2014 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Lol dagger...needed that laugh with the cargopants

Lol, lol

I was somewhat clutzy before..but since my vit d level crashed..i noticed i am much more prone to drop things and bad days stumble....

Ljm2014
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   Posted 5/25/2014 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Lol dagger...needed that laugh with the cargopants

Lol, lol

I was somewhat clutzy before..but since my vit d level crashed..i noticed i am much more prone to drop things and bad days stumble....

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   Posted 5/25/2014 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Ps , beanly wishing you a speedy recovery!!!!!

Achey all over
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   Posted 5/27/2014 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you feel better!

My mom calls me "grace" as a joke. I have always been a xlutz but it has become so much worse lately. Just tonight I was sitting on the floor and turned around and hit my face on the corner of the couch! Last week it was walking into the wall. My son and I laugh all the time..he is a bit of a klutz too soo I will joke w him when he bumps into the wall and say " sorry I had that put in while you were at school today!" Ha ha
It's good to have a sense of humor for the small incidents...when they are as extensive as yours there us nothing funny about it :(
Hope your recovery goes quickly. Fell better
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