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Jan '09

The Falls that Hurt

There is something to be said about having good balance especially as we age.  It seems  this is becoming a problem for a few of my friends who are becoming arthritic.  In the past few months Judi and Pat have had hip replacements one because of bone loss, the other putting out a garbage can and tripping over the sidewalk.  Another friend broke her wrist as she walked from the valet parking lot towards the sidewalk.  The warning post was missing from the stanchion.  She remarked how painful it was and never realized how much we need and use both hands. 

I believe along with my friends that we need to start taking things a little slower and pay a bit more attention to our surroundings.

Climbing ladders, walking with ill fitting shoes or barefoot is dangerous.  Doing yoga helps with balance and lots of vitamin D and sunshine to keep our bones strong.  I am keeping my fingers crossed and being extra careful from now on.  I would much rather be sending fun cards instead of get well wishes.  I love my friends and do wish them a speedy back on their feet, perhaps doing a curtsy.

2 comments to “The Falls that Hurt”

  1. Gullible Says:

    Wow, I can tell that yoga must be wonderful at maintaining your strength, mobility, and agility. TYping with your fingers crossed is a real challenge…

    (Tee hee.)

  2. MsMillie Says:

    Gully-You are sweet and funny,too. I just tried crossing my fingers and typing. It is a challenge but it can be done. Try it! It’s fun…..