An Important tip for your Health and “feeling great”

As I lay here in my hospital bed, tears streaming from my eyes, I appraise what just happened to me. I fell-again.  I shouldn’t have fallen, but I did.

I thought if I had my slipper moccasins to wear, I would feel a bit of home on my feet.

The certified nurses assistant helped me into the “turtle shell” –

Which I will be wearing for at least four months…everytime I am not laying down.

As I did the standard log roll to sit, I took a breath. I stood and held firmly to the walker, and headed for the bathroom.  I am not sure whether the moccasins tripped me, or my right leg caved inward.

Yesterday while in physical therapy, I was taking baby steps, and upon tiring, the same thing happened with my right leg; it just kind of dropped inward.

Thank God I landed on my right knee, and only scrapped my arm.

I think I landed hard, but I know in my mind I was holding my back straight. Cami, a CNA, caught me by the back of it.

So here I am.  Laying in bed with an ice pack.  My back aches all over. It started with the right side and now is just a generally a dull pain.  I don’t feel the fall damaged my surgery, but they will take an xray in the morning…just to be sure.

The point of this post IS TO SAY, PAY ATTENTION TO THE SHOES YOU WEAR.  THROW OUT THE DANGEROUS ONES, OR THE ONES THAT DO NOT FIT PROPERLY.  YOUR FEET ARE IMPORTANT.  THEY CARRY YOU EVERYWHERE!

Just because they are “cute” it doesn’t mean they won’t hurt your back, or make you twist you ankle, or throw you off balance for a fall.  Remember this body is all connected.  However, your feet carry the ENTIRE load, so be kind to them and make “quality, well fitting shoes a priority.”

Take care of you and have a beautiful day, moment by moment.

BTW – no damage done to my back by my fall…….but lesson learned!

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One Response to “An Important tip for your Health and “feeling great””

  1. vhhp Says:

    I told Aruna, my wife, too about this, and she too agreed to through out the un-sized foot wear! thanks a lot Marsha!

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