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Faux pas at the doctor's office....ooops.....
(I've fallen and can't get up)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I took off my clunky winter shoes to get weighed for my annual physical and when I got off the scale I tripped on my shoes and fell on my behind. I was not able to get up and the nurse couldn't help me up, either and so it took two large nurses to get me off the floor.

Quite embarrassing...when I told my knee surgeon later in the afternoon about this, he was concerned as he said what are you going to do if you are alone and this happens....????

His suggestions were to get busy doing more knee and leg strengthening exercises and lose some weight. (I knew that....but I have been not facing reality.....)



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P.S. I have only a few bruises from this fall.

I have googled this evening regarding building muscles and strategies for future falls (I have fallen several times in the past year) and so I am sharing a website I found with an article about this problem.

I searched for knee exercises on Spark People and found some really great ones...

Just search under exercises and knees and you should be able to find it. Some of these are the ones I was supposed to be doing ever since my second knee surgery.
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MILLISMA 12/31/2010 2:51PM

    Thanks for sharing this site. I also do leg strengthening exercises every day so this could be useful. Sorry to hear about your fall but glad you were okay.

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FRAN0426 12/30/2010 10:47PM

    Glad to see you have decided to check into the strenghtening exercises for you knees and legs. Thanks for sharing the website. I will check it out---I do srrenght exercises for kness every day B/cuz of bursitis in left leg, so may find some more to do myself.

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