My awesome, fun, crafty and faithful Momma fell yesterday and shattered her left wrist. She is 70. We were roller skating. With her grandchildren, my kids. For the first time since she was 13. 🙂
Yes, I know…what were we thinking, roller skating, for the first time since she was 13, without anyone holding her up. It was an interesting, yet very bold and courageous (she says stupid) activity to attempt.
We can’t change it now.
She fell down, putting her left arm back to break her fall, which it did in 4 places.
The “Health & Wellness Tip” from our experience would be NOT to roller skate at 70 years old…maybe at all, but especially without someone strong, without skates on, holding you up. And maybe plenty of padding strapped to your body and armor strapped to you wrists…
Mom and I broke out in a nervous laughter as the EMT explained to the hospital who was in the ambulance:
“We have a 70 year old female who fell roller skating and possibly broke her wrist….No, a 70 year old female, not a 7 year old female. Yes, 70.”
The EMT couldn’t hear the hospitals response from our laughter.
She was in lots of pain and couldn’t have pain killers for whatever reason, so we were trying to find other things to think about.
My poor Mom!
She has surgery this Monday…prayers are always welcomed!