Pray for My Momma, She Fell and Shattered Her Wrist

Mom's wrist after she fell roller skating

Mom’s wrist after she fell roller skating

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!

My Kids Discovered Roller Skating

Rollerskating 101

First, it was a birthday party at the roller skating rink, for which they were intimidated and worried.  It didn’t help that it was packed with families, we had to fight for parking, and as we waited to find our birthday party there was a team of fire fighters rolling a teenage girl out on a stretcher and another young girl with ice on her head.  I can’t say I was too excited for my kids to jump into this environment after witnessing our first 2 minutes of injuries.

We found our birthday party, then put our skates on.  My kids couldn’t stand up and looked like young fawns learning to walk.  I was trying to stop myself from laughing out loud while helping them keep their composure at the same time.  My arms were sore for days. Plus, I was no expert myself, bent over and awkward, pulling from my ’80’s disco roller skating muscle memory.  We were quite the site that day.

After about 20 minutes of falling with every 3rd step, each of the kids got the hang of it and let go of me and the wall.  By the end of the 2 hour session, they were both going laps without falling.  Now, several weeks later, with our own rollerblades now, and they are joining the “speed skating” competition and doing laps around me.

Jake is now on the Roller Hockey Team for Kindergarten-2nd Graders, and Elizabeth wants to start in the Fall.

What’s great about roller skating, is that the kids are so worn out afterwards, that it’s a guaranteed break for me when we get home.  Or, more honestly, a sure nap for all of us when we get home.  Also, unfortunately, it’s also a sure thing for my son to have blisters.