I have now had two tumbles this week alone. I call them tumbles rather than falls. Generally, I fall backwards.
Two or three weeks ago, I said to the kids just to let me do what I do, rather than molly-coddle me. That eventually I would break something, and then perchance I would listen. I haven't broken anything yet, and both these falls were at home.
Take the fall today. I had a basket of autumn leaves in my arms and was walking up three steps to get to the Green-Bin. The first step was okay because I took it with my left foot, but the second step I took with my right foot, causing me to rear backwards. The basket of leaves fell into the bed of primulas, as I rolled sideways to the edge of the garden and over the three foot high wall. I am getting seasoned at this, and realise that it is my head I do not want to bang. Somehow I keep the roll tumbling until I tumble no further. Fair took the wind out of me though.
And removed more layers of skin from the underneath of both lower arms, banging both my ankle and my right shin-bone. This latter was the bit that hurt the most.
What I should have done, was what I did for the rest of the afternoon. Never go up steps leading with my right leg. Always lead with the left, which slows the process down AND my left side is not as impacted as my right. And to think it was only sometime Saturday afternoon that I was contacted by my neurologist, Michael, to come back into Royal Prince Alfred [RPA] to talk to him about both my cough and my increasing deafness. I think he has forgotten that he gave me something for the cough last time, which has made minimal difference. I am not sure that much can be done with my hearing, because the deafness is caused by my brain [ganglia really], rather than my ears alone. Besides, hearing aides are atrocious items that make you hear EVERYTHING!