A good Sunday, a difficult Saturday night. (Click for full story)
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - Phoenix AZ
I am down on the floor and had schooched over ready to be lifted.
Yesterday evening, while getting up to go to the bathroom, I fell in the living room. Knowing that I could not get up by transferring my weight to my knees and knowing that Elaine would not be able to lift me up we called several friends and we got no answers from any of them. We finally called the Phoenix Fire Department and they came and got me up easily. But until that time we had a lot of difficulty in reaching anyone. We heard today from all the friends we called last night, though!
I am not sure why I fell. I think something on the legs of the walker caught in the carpet and got me off-balance. I started falling away from the chair and I did not want to fall against the black wooden cabinet or the black wooden mantel under the large wall TV. I managed to twist my body enough to avoid landing on my left knee, but in so doing my right elbow smashed into the wall and punched a hole in the plasterboard. See the photo below.
I gathered myself together and skooted over to the chair and waited for the firemen to come.