No, it's not an early April Fool's joke.
I tripped on an extension cord, went down, missed the rubber mats I stand on, and landed on the concrete.
I couldn't get up, so I hit the alarm button on the remote for the truck to get SLW's attention. She came out, and I still couldn't get up.
Called 911, got admitted last night, and had surgery this morning. Should be released tomorrow morning.
Yes, it hurts, but I didn't need a complete hip replacement, just a plate and some screws.
Pretty groggy right now, so I'll post more tomorrow.
Praise the Lord it wasn't worse. May He heal you quickly, drjim.ReplyDelete
You all be safe and God bless.
Keep us posted as you can and GET WELL SOON!
That sucks. And sadly that's a fate a great many of us have in store. It's one of the most common injuries I see in the elderly. And it is often the precursor to decline, disability and death. The trick is to stay active, even if it hurts. The enforced decrease in activity from such an injury can lead to long term complications.ReplyDelete
Sisty and I are a phone call away.ReplyDelete
Sending prayers your way, DrJim. Strength through positive thinking works well.ReplyDelete
Hope you get better quickly. Dang attack extension cords!ReplyDelete
Unfortunately at our age we don't bounce like we used to.
Yup. Sucks being clutzy. Have almost done that, breaking bones, several times. Bruised bones, bounced brain, but haven't broke anything other than a toe or two... yet.ReplyDelete
Take care of yourself. Heal well. Keep up your vitamins and calcium supplements.
Oh No! I will be praying for ya.ReplyDelete
Dang! Get better soonest!ReplyDelete
That's not good but at least you didn't hit your head.ReplyDelete
Oh man, so sorry! Get well soon, and DO the rehab!!!ReplyDelete
Darn it! Those cords just jump up and grab you. Get well as quick as possible and as Old NFO said - do the rehab.ReplyDelete
Dang! Missed this somehow. Hope you’re getting better and getting back to normal. Hopefully home by now.ReplyDelete
Time for ceiling drop cords for power. Maybe extend the floor padding?
What have the docs said about your bone density?
A few years ago, someone concluded that a fair proportion of falls with hip breakage in older people were actually the reverse of what would be expected. That some sort of stress caused the break, and that lead to the fall. Your incident would seem to fit those parameters, with getting your foot caught on something that would impede normal movement.
Sorry to hear of your plight, Jim. I hope you are not in a lot of pain. Will is right about the drop down trouble lights and cords, although I doubt if any of us actually use those things.ReplyDelete
Here's hoping a speedy recovery upon you!