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Apple Watch here I come

Apple Watch here I come

Down I went. I was in the wheelchair all day. I walked with the walker for all of 5 steps before I missed stepped. I ended up smacking my head into three surfaces on the way down to land with the walker on top of me and my ass in the dogs water bowl. There I was stuck and dazed trying to roll myself over to somehow get up. That took longer than I care to admit. When I achieved…

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Ouch a painful fall and a possible concussion

Ouch a painful fall and a possible concussion

I fell on Friday and slammed my head into one of my hangings on my lower cabinets. I was stunned for a few seconds when it happened. Everyone said “where was your aid?” She was right in front of me but it is difficult to catch someone when they are falling and she wasn’t close enough anyway. Technically she isn’t even supposed to catch me as per her agency. That part I can’t understand but she does anyway. My head…

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Fall Risk

Fall Risk

I have a label. Not really the label I would’ve liked, but it’s mine. For the one or two times I’ve been in the emergency room I have the bracelet labeling me a fall risk. On my nursing assessment I’m labeled a fall risk. My recent aid agency evaluation I have bright neon yellow stickers on all my papers. I’m a fall risk and I have the cuts and bruises to prove it. I’m always bruised somewhere, usually my knees…

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One of those mornings

One of those mornings

I jarred my head something fierce this morning. Getting up to go to the bathroom, my knee buckled, and I went down. I slammed into my floor and I just laid there stunned for a few seconds a little dazed. I just woke up it was little after 6:30, it happened so fast. I decided not to go back into bed to lay down for another half an hour, because I’m not 100% sure that I didn’t give myself a…

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MS fall frustration

MS fall frustration

It’s Sunday and I usually post a song or a recipe. I kind of take the day off with the blog. However today I’m gonna write a quick post about falling. I still fall a lot. I walk with a walker all the time but I still have moments that I can explain I just lose balance. I was on the side of my bed, cleaning up my dog area, my bed and the wall right next to me and…

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Setting of the med-alert again

Setting of the med-alert again

Back in June when I got into the program for the nursing aid, I also received a new med alert. So I’ve had this new one for quite some time and I like this one because the button it’s harder to push. Therefore I have had much fewer false alarms. By fewer, I mean zero. So I finally like this one. When I moved there weren’t many spots I was able to hook it up and so I had to…

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