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Old Yesterday, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default My fall on the ice...

So last Saturday I left the house at 0530 to get gas for the generator. Was walking around the back of my old Explorer, parked on a sloped driveway, and busted myself good. Feet out, horizontal in mid-air, and down he goes. Managed to get my arms back just a tad and cushioned the blow, but land on my back mostly and bounced my noggin on the concrete. Good LORD!

If had not had on a thick beanie I may seriously broken my head open. Could have laid there in the dark, on the ice, in the 5F temps till she came looking for me to take out the garbage or start the generator.

I'm still sore. Back, ribs, and head. What a hit.

61 is too old for this ****!
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Old Yesterday, 06:31 PM   #2
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So last Saturday I left the house at 0530 to get gas for the generator. Was walking around the back of my old Explorer, parked on a sloped driveway, and busted myself good. Feet out, horizontal in mid-air, and down he goes. Managed to get my arms back just a tad and cushioned the blow, but land on my back mostly and bounced my noggin on the concrete. Good LORD!



If had not had on a thick beanie I may seriously broken my head open. Could have laid there in the dark, on the ice, in the 5F temps till she came looking for me to take out the garbage or start the generator.



I'm still sore. Back, ribs, and head. What a hit.



61 is too old for this ****!
I'm glad your mostly ok!

Yes it is
So is 50 BTW

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Old Yesterday, 06:34 PM   #3
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"Mostly" is about the best we can say.
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Old Yesterday, 06:39 PM   #4
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I feel your pain. I thought I’d try out a sled “aka trash can lid”. Well my lower back didn’t see the fun I saw.

I hope for a speedy recovery for you and me
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That reverse superman fall is no fun at any age!
Hope you guys have a quick recovery
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Old Yesterday, 07:06 PM   #6
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I busted my ***** last week after walking to my shop on the snow/ice very carefully, my first step into my shop and I did the splits. The snow had built up on my boots and the concrete was as slick as ice. I held onto the door and it broke my fall a little bit.

62 is to old to be falling on concrete. I was only a little sore for a couple of days.
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Old Yesterday, 07:07 PM   #7
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One of my coworkers did that only hit his head on the foot step on our brush truck.......put cold and a trip to the ER
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 PM   #8
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I hear ya. The fall I took Monday on the driveway wasn’t fun at all. Luckily I had on a really thick coat that cushioned the fall somewhat. And like you, no telling how long I would have laid there until my wife decided she needed something. 58 years here and married for 34.


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Guys our age, have made the full circle...................
We're back to crawling, on all fours..................
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM   #10
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I had my slip and fall at the gas pumps at HEB.
Even at 64, I sprung right back to see who saw.


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I had a good one the other day too.First time in many years,that I knocked the wind outta myself.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM   #12
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Glad your ok that is bad stuff falling on ice.
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 PM   #13
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I did too. Slipped and fell flat on my back. Couldn't do nothin about it. My head bounced off the concrete like a basketball. Felt like it knocked me cross eyed.

That's pretty dangerous stuff. I know a guy that got brain damage from slipping and hitting the back of his head like that. I heard about a lady two hours from here that did the same thing and it killed her instantly.

I did that at work and a guy I work with asked the most annoying question I could have been asked. "Why is there snow all over your back?"......I looked at him and said "I was making snow angels......what do you think happened?" He smiled like he was holding back laughter and said....."Did you fall?" What was his first clue I wonder? Oh maybe the fact that my eyes were probably looking different directions plus the snow on my back? Gosh dang that hurt.

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Old Yesterday, 09:22 PM   #14
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My last good fall was in 2017. Had broken my back at south padre island three days before. Slipped down in the kitchen wearing socks. Struck my left elbow on the counter and had the presence of mind to try and tuck my chin. Fell flat on my back and layed there for about 30 seconds. Amazingly I was able to slowly get up even with a compressed L1
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Old Yesterday, 09:25 PM   #15
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Same thing here, and I had just been telling myself to be careful on the ice when it happened last week. Landed on my left (replacement) hip and elbow. Had to crawl to my truck to pull myself up it was so slick. Did manage to recover the 12-pack I was carrying without damaging any of the delicate contents.

Wrong activity to engage in at 61.

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Old Yesterday, 09:28 PM   #16
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Never walk on snow or ice with your hands in your pockets.

A buddy of mine's girlfriend slipped and fell with her hands in her pockets and broke both elbows.

He became(maybe he already was) intimately familiar with her balloon knot since she could not wipe her own butt.
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Old Yesterday, 09:35 PM   #17
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I fell like that when I was in ND, feet in front of me, landed on my back and right elbow. Knocked the breath out of me, and you just can’t suck in a lung full of air at -25*, it’s like breathing smoke. I literally crawled the 15/20 feet to the motel entrance to where I could breath some semi-warm air. I was only 35 at the time, today I’d just have to curl up and die.
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Never walk on snow or ice with your hands in your pockets.

A buddy of mine's girlfriend slipped and fell with her hands in her pockets and broke both elbows.

He became(maybe he already was) intimately familiar with her balloon knot since she could not wipe her own butt.
"Balloon knot"...what the he11??
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Starfish.
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Glad it wasn’t worse
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Glad you are ok. I know this old guy that wears a Bern bike helmet in the ice. He still had it on when he was moving his car and got t-boned by a truck and his head (helmet) smashed the window. Now he wears the thing everywhere he goes. He lives in PA.
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I had a buddy that slipped and fell on his back so hard the impact moved his brain forward and broke his skull in the front....really bad stuff...
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We lost power at 530 monday morning, and my smoke detectors go off. bolting down my stairs i go, with socks on, half asleep. Yes, i fell down the stairs and hurt my shoulder. It takes longer to heal at 50
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I busted my arse too but unfortunately my doorbell camera didn't get it.
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fell day one and thought I broke myself. Ended up in ER, nothing broke but dang I hurt
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So last Saturday I left the house at 0530 to get gas for the generator. Was walking around the back of my old Explorer, parked on a sloped driveway, and busted myself good. Feet out, horizontal in mid-air, and down he goes. Managed to get my arms back just a tad and cushioned the blow, but land on my back mostly and bounced my noggin on the concrete. Good LORD!

If had not had on a thick beanie I may seriously broken my head open. Could have laid there in the dark, on the ice, in the 5F temps till she came looking for me to take out the garbage or start the generator.

I'm still sore. Back, ribs, and head. What a hit.

61 is too old for this ****!
Ouch, that is like walking around the back of your truck at night and slamming your shin bone into the hitch
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