So, the other day I was walking down the front steps to the sidewalk in front on My2ndHeartBeat World Headquarters and I hit the edge of the last step, rolled my ankle and fell …… HARD …… landing with a thud and a grunt on the sidewalk. Lack of attention, hurrying, carrying a cell phone (but not talking), being a klutz, along with failure to use the handrail were all contributing factors.
As falls go, it must have been rated at least a 9.0, as I got a cheer from the “children” down the street. (Yes, I am TRYING to be nice, LOL)
Falling is a fear that many organ transplant recipients have. Our immunosuppressants (anti-rejection medications) can cause a lot of bone loss and will more than double our chances of fracturing a bone. I take or have taken a variety of medications to ward off bone loss …. extra calcium, Vitamin D, was on Fosamax, etc.
Blessed – Total damage was a nice case of road rash to one knee, a sore left hand, a bruised right wrist and a little bit of embarrassment. I also needed to have the screen saver on the phone replaced. I have to admit, I felt like I was some 90-year-old guy when I fell.
Lessons relearned …. pay ATTENTION, use the hand rails and slow down.
Be careful out there!!