I fell while using crutches

Posted on July 27th, 2011 in Uncategorized by quepasa18

I guess it had to happen sometime. It’s raining here today, and when I walked into the school where I teach, the bottoms of the crutches were wet and slipped out from under me. The whole time while I was falling all I concentrated on was keeping from putting weight on my bad leg. I landed hard on my knees, and have a nice lump on one of them, but no damage to my achilles. Whew! That was a scary second or so though as I fell.

Hopefully that was my one obligatory fall and that’s the last time that happens.

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  1. Luis said,

    on July 28th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Those are very scary experiences! I remembered in my first week of wearing to shoes my son was playing on the ground and to avoid steeping on him I had to move fast with both legs, I landed some of my weight on my bad leg and felt some pain at the moment, thankfully I did not go any further.

  2. bcurr said,

    on July 28th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Thats awful you fell but congrats on saving the bad leg.
    Have had a couple of moments myself and its quite funny when your mind goes “save the leg, forget the rest!”.

  3. normofthenorth said,

    on July 30th, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Quepasa, I think you must have more “inner calm” than most of us, to concentrate on your healing leg while falling. I remember the one time a wet crutch slid out from under me, and I think I immediately went into standard “fight or flight” “save the head” mode, to Heck with the AT!!

  4. quepasa18 said,

    on July 30th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I wouldn’t say it’s inner calm, so much as inner complete and utter fear of a re-rupture or even a setback of any sort. :)

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