Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:25 PM
Well, I did a very stupid thing tonight. I went to watch my 7-year old grandson roller- skate and when he begged me to skate with him, I agreed. We did fine for a fair amount of time. But then it was "all girl" skate. I told him I was tired and my foot was hurting as the skates didn't fit correctly, but to please him I agreed to take one more spin around the rink. MISTAKE!!! I had taken about 1 step and fell flat on my tush! I am not sure what hurts more, my wrists, my spine, or my pride.....because when I looked up there were a lot of parents watching and laughing! UGH! This should do wonders for my wrist joints which were already aching!
Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:36 PM
Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:41 PM
I'm so sorry to hear you hurt yourself! But isn't it always the way...... if we keep on doing something when we don't really want to, or feel we should, we end up regretting it?
Hey, if you try it again any time, how about tying a cushion on behind?!
Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:30 PM
So sorry to hear about the roller accident! All I can say is baby those wrists for the next few days and take it easy...
I think that I might go out on the rink with full padding from head to toe next time...fun without the pain!
Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:51 PM
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 03:49 AM
So sorry to hear that you fell. I fell about a week ago and it took a few days for the pain to really show its ugly head. Like the others said baby them wrists for a few days so you dont end up like me crying like a bay in pain!!
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:50 AM
Thanks for all the well wishes. I am not quite as achey as I thought I would be (although I didn't go to my usual exercise class this morning for fear I would just make things worse). My neck is beginning to ache and I think I really bruised my right palm. This morning I couldn't squeeze my hair conditioner bottle hard enough (because it hurt too bad) to get anything out of it......I am sure I looked pretty comical trying to push it against my body with my arm!
Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:00 AM
When I still had my health, I think it was 1992, I had went roller skating for the first time. I wanted to encourage my girls--"Look how easy it is!" And as I started to feel comfortable with the whole business of gliding along, I decided to try standing on the toe-stops; these were the old-fashioned boot style roller-skates that I was in and didn't have any give whatsoever.
It happened so fast! Although I was only standing--not moving in the slightest--I became off balance and twisted. I dropped heavily to the ground in what seemed to be one swift motion while hearing a a hard crack that was loud to me but I don't know how audible it really was. I couldn't move. I don't remember feeling a lot of pain--I guess it was the shock and a lot of adrenaline. I knew I didn't want to try and move my leg.
The ambulance came and I was taken to the hospital and sure enough I had broken my left leg almost halfway up between the ankle and the knee.
My brother said it was the best thing I had ever done because he (being a bachelor) was able to come in and be Mr. Mom. He helped a lot. At that time, my youngest was still a tot and so it was quite the experience for Uncle Randy.
Things can happen so fast--on those dreaded skates or not. I knew a lady who had a terrible fall down the stairs--tripping over shoes left on a landing.
I hope your wounds heal quickly.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:25 AM
Sorry to hear about your fall, but I agree with Sweet. You go girl!! Don't ever stop living!!! A bruised palm, backside and ego are worth it!!
I took up horseback riding about a year ago. I had ridden before but wanted to learn all I could. I was doing well (at least I thought) until we got to cantering. It was hard for me, but I would not give up. One night, as I struggled to get it, my horse zigged and I zagged. I came out of the saddle and landed right on my hip. It was very painful, to my hip and ego. I took me several weeks to recover - nothing broken and I am now cantering away!! I am so glad I never gave up on riding or living.
Keep the heating pad hot!! We are all with you!!
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:58 AM
Oh, that's a bad deal,but I hope that you didn't hurt yourself seriously :unsure! I'm afraid I have some "experience" in the same department It was in the late '80s and with my mother-in-law, we took my kids to a skating rink. The only skating I had done, was on sidewalks with the old clamp-on style skates (1950s . It was 45 minutes of skating before I fell backwards, falling on both of my hands. At the time, I didn't know how bad it was, only that I knew I was going to have to drive 15 miles home (via interstate) with my two kids To make a long story short, only one of my wrists was cast, as they were unaware (as was I), that I in fact had broken both wrists Anyway, that's my story! Take care of yourself and I hope you recover well.