Fear After Falling…

Fear After Falling

This is an interesting topic that has made me think about the effects certain things have on us. For instance the Fear after fallingSometimes I see elderly people walking around with little steps, shuffling their feet as if they are scared to pick them up off the ground. Well maybe this is because they have had a fall and that experience has made them wary about protecting themselves from another fall. Unfortunately I have become a little like this after having experienced two falls recently.

It was just another normal Saturday and all seemed to be going well, so I thought I would have a shower, David helped me gingerly get out over the lip of the shower door, and helped me with my Zimmer frame to the bed to get dry and dressed, he then helped me to the dressing table where I dried my hair and put my makeup on, shouted out for him to help me to get to the stair lift, always that bit harder when I’ve had a shower as I have less coordination for some reason, this is when I’m always at risk of a fall. Well just before I sat on the stair lift I wanted to look at something in the spare room, so went past the stair lift much to David’s annoyance as he said he could do what ever it was that I wanted to be done. Well while we were arguing… guess what?  yes legs gave way and I fell backwards, flat on the floor banged my head and twisted my legs. David quickly went down stairs to get to Elk (Electric Lift Cushion) which once it’s positioned under me slowly lifts me to a sitting position to get up, but  for some reason it wasn’t working yet again. David had no way to get me up so made a call to a friend that lives down the road, Ian he and his wife came with us to Poland, he came straight round but even both of them couldn’t lift me I’m a dead weight so Ian called his son in-law David, he also lives locally luckily and came round, well they did get me up and on to the stair lift JUST. I thanked them and off they went to later meet David in the pub for a drink which was on him to thank them. I sat on my rise and recline chair and helped with the shopping list felling sorry for myself having to have two men as well as David lift me up.

Second fall

Oh yes I fell for a second time while on my own, David out shopping, what happen was I can’t be trusted to stay put, I needed to use the toilet so even though I was weak after the earlier fall it had to be done, so up I got and slowly walked the 12 steeps using my Rollator to the clock room, got there did what I needed too got up turned round to push the button for the flush and down I went, backwards again but this time very awkwardly, my left leg round the back of then loo and my right backwards on the Rollator wheel, which really really hurt, so there I was on my own not knowing what to do, how to get out of this on my own, of cause no mobile phone with me (David has always told me to take my mobile where ever I go) I spent two and a half hours getting out of the predicament I had got myself in and inch by inch dragged myself into the front room to get the phone to call my husband who by then was in the pub. So he came home with another two men, this time different men from the morning to get me on to the chair, after a good telling off he returned to the pub to finish their drinks and get another two to say another thank you. Oh well at least I am useful for getting the locals some free beers.

However joking aside… Since falling I feel frightened that the next time “and it will happen” I will break something, and that I couldn’t deal with again.  I can’t walk at the moment anyway and I need David to help me to and from the stair lift both top and bottom luckily we have two wheelchairs one upstairs and one down stairs, and just waiting my new electric indoor outdoor wheelchair that should arrive next week. looking forward to that…But in between times I feel very vulnerable and isolated I can’t do a lot apart from what I can do from my chair, which is really not much. I am reliant on David getting things for me and I hate having to keep asking him to get things for me. I hope that when my new electric wheelchair arrives I can at least get up and do a few more things for myself. But the falls have definitely taken it out of me.


Medication1

On a more positive note I have finally got some good news that may help my weight problem. Let me explain…On Friday I had my regular my 6 monthly appointment with my MS consultant, he gave me a good check up and spoke about my concerns about one of my tablets i has been taking, Pregabalin. As you may know I have been struggling for over a year now with my weight for some time know. Unfortunately since leaving work I have gradually put on close to 4 stone which even though people kindly say that I carry it well, my current weight is 125 kilos 19.7 stone which is way way too much. I can’t exercise so i just have reduce the calories I consume.  I don’t eat any carbohydrates or drink any alcohol, I only drink water and have over the last month started on the SlimFast shakes. I have seen the hospital dietitian for advice, but she has said that I am fighting a losing battle because the Pregabalin have a bad reputation for weight gain, so no matter what diet I’m on it won’t make a great deal of difference.

So I went away and did some research and found a tablet I felt could be the answer so I called my MS nurse, a month before I was due to meet with my consultant and ask her to speak to my consultant before my visit to see if he would allow me to change the Pregabalin for the new tablets Topamax ! (that way I would be able to at least have tried them out for a month before seeing him). He said that was fine and authorities the script which he emailed to my surgery to get sign off.   I had already been takeing the new tablet for a month and at the same time reduce the Pregabalin by the time I had my appointment without any problems, so what I wanted to ask was could I increase the Topamax up from the 50 mg he had prescribed to eventually 200 mg over 2 months. He agreed with me that in my case that was my best option. ( In the USA Topamax are predominantly used as a weight deductions tablet as well as a control for seizures), but he said I must be very careful as these are twice as strong as Pregabalin and I must gradually reduce one and replace with the other. He said that if I had the sense to find the replacement that I felt would suit me, I would be able to look after my own medication without too much intervention. He said he would be happy he see me in a years time but would be contactable if I needed to discuss anything with him directly. The nurse weight me and took my blood pressure 114/72 and pulse rate 57 to compare for next time and said that was very good (well at least got something right) and I kept a record for myself. So said goodbye and left to collect my prescription from the hospital pharmacy.

No side effects

Keep everything crossed this could be my lucky break and the final end to my weight battle…. Here comes the slimmer me.

That’s all for now.

AL

111 replies
  1. Annette
    Annette says:

    Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite
    reason appeared to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they just do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and
    also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  2. roshe run
    roshe run says:

    I would like to show my love for your kind-heartedness supporting people that absolutely need guidance on this important issue. Your real dedication to passing the solution across appeared to be certainly interesting and has continuously enabled guys much like me to get to their endeavors. The insightful instruction indicates a great deal to me and additionally to my mates. Thanks a ton; from everyone of us.

  3. Electric Vehicles
    Electric Vehicles says:

    I would like to thnkx for the efforts you’ve put in writing this web site. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has inspired me to get my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a great example of it.

  4. womens health
    womens health says:

    What i do not understood is actually how you’re now not actually much more smartly-appreciated than you may be now. You are so intelligent. You know therefore significantly in the case of this matter, made me individually consider it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like men and women are not involved except it¡¦s one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs nice. All the time care for it up!

  5. health articles
    health articles says:

    Thank you for any other great post. Where else may just anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal approach of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such information.

  6. linked here
    linked here says:

    I was more than happy to find this website. I wanted to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every part of it and I have you saved as a favorite to check out new stuff on your blog.

  7. true religion jeans
    true religion jeans says:

    Wow! This can be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Wonderful. I’m also an expert in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  8. helpful resources
    helpful resources says:

    I merely want to inform you that I am new to blogging and very much loved your article. More than likely I am probably to bookmark your blog post . You indeed have lovely article content. Truly Appreciate it for giving out with us your website information

  9. Health & Fitness
    Health & Fitness says:

    What i do not understood is in truth how you’re no longer really a lot more well-appreciated than you might be right now. You’re so intelligent. You recognize thus considerably in terms of this matter, made me individually consider it from numerous numerous angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested until it¡¦s one thing to do with Woman gaga! Your individual stuffs nice. At all times care for it up!

  10. online advertising
    online advertising says:

    Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and net and this is actually frustrating. A good web site with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for keeping this website, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can not find it.

  11. Business Service
    Business Service says:

    I enjoy you because of all your hard work on this web page. My mom really likes getting into internet research and it’s easy to understand why. Almost all know all concerning the dynamic form you offer rewarding tips and tricks through this blog and therefore welcome participation from the others about this idea and our own girl has always been understanding so much. Take pleasure in the rest of the year. You’re doing a really good job.

  12. Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness says:

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  13. click this link now
    click this link now says:

    I’m more than happy to discover this website. I want to to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new stuff on your website.

  14. Daily Technology
    Daily Technology says:

    I just wanted to write down a simple message in order to appreciate you for these remarkable tricks you are giving at this site. My prolonged internet lookup has finally been recognized with good insight to talk about with my close friends. I ‘d assert that most of us website visitors actually are truly blessed to live in a wonderful place with so many outstanding individuals with beneficial advice. I feel rather privileged to have encountered the web pages and look forward to many more brilliant minutes reading here. Thank you again for everything.

  15. Business Service
    Business Service says:

    Whats up very nice website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds also…I am glad to seek out a lot of useful information right here in the publish, we want develop more strategies on this regard, thanks for sharing.

  16. cap
    cap says:

    I take pleasure in, lead to I found just what I was looking for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  17. you could try this out
    you could try this out says:

    I just intend to reveal to you that I am new to having a blog and undeniably loved your page. Very likely I am going to remember your blog post . You really have fantastic article materials. Get Pleasure From it for swapping with us the best site information

  18. useful source
    useful source says:

    It’s nearly impossible to come across well-updated readers on this matter, still you seem like you fully grasp what exactly you’re preaching about! Thank You

  19. Progressive Education
    Progressive Education says:

    I wanted to develop a brief note in order to express gratitude to you for some of the lovely tactics you are sharing on this site. My time intensive internet search has finally been recognized with useful suggestions to share with my neighbours. I would point out that many of us site visitors actually are rather fortunate to be in a perfect place with very many marvellous people with very helpful pointers. I feel quite blessed to have used your web page and look forward to tons of more entertaining minutes reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

  20. Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness says:

    I think other web site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and fantastic user genial style and design, as well as the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

  21. Rustic Home Decor
    Rustic Home Decor says:

    Wow! This can be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  22. Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness says:

    Thanks so much for providing individuals with remarkably splendid opportunity to read critical reviews from this web site. It really is very enjoyable and jam-packed with amusement for me personally and my office peers to visit your site nearly 3 times weekly to read the newest secrets you have got. And of course, we’re actually amazed with the eye-popping inspiring ideas you serve. Selected two tips in this article are truly the very best I’ve had.

  23. Bar Association
    Bar Association says:

    You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I to find this topic to be actually one thing which I think I might never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very large for me. I’m taking a look forward in your subsequent submit, I will try to get the grasp of it!

  24. Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness says:

    We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

  25. Hotel Price
    Hotel Price says:

    As I website possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling fantastic , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck.

  26. Business Service
    Business Service says:

    hi!,I love your writing so much! share we communicate more about your article on AOL? I need an expert on this house to resolve my problem. May be that’s you! Having a look forward to see you.

  27. Business Service
    Business Service says:

    Wow, superb blog format! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you made running a blog glance easy. The overall glance of your site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  28. Business Service
    Business Service says:

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  29. Travel and Leisure
    Travel and Leisure says:

    hi!,I like your writing very a lot! percentage we keep in touch more about your post on AOL? I need a specialist on this house to resolve my problem. Maybe that’s you! Taking a look ahead to look you.

  30. Business Service
    Business Service says:

    Great tremendous things here. I¡¦m very satisfied to see your article. Thank you so much and i am having a look forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  31. health magazine
    health magazine says:

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually understand what you’re talking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally talk over with my site =). We can have a hyperlink change arrangement among us!

  32. Mathematic
    Mathematic says:

    fantastic put up, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector don’t understand this. You must continue your writing. I’m sure, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  33. business development
    business development says:

    Wow! This could be one particular of the most helpful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Fantastic. I am also an expert in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  34. Autos
    Autos says:

    Just desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your post is simply great and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  35. Dating
    Dating says:

    I do agree with all of the ideas you’ve introduced on your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very quick for beginners. May you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

  36. Travel and Leisure
    Travel and Leisure says:

    I am very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

  37. Travel and Leisure
    Travel and Leisure says:

    hi!,I love your writing very so much! proportion we keep up a correspondence more approximately your post on AOL? I require an expert in this house to solve my problem. May be that is you! Having a look forward to see you.

  38. Travel and Leisure
    Travel and Leisure says:

    Thanks so much for providing individuals with such a brilliant chance to read articles and blog posts from this website. It’s always so terrific and as well , stuffed with a lot of fun for me personally and my office colleagues to visit the blog particularly three times every week to see the newest guides you have got. And of course, I’m always fulfilled with your terrific advice you serve. Some 2 tips in this posting are undoubtedly the most impressive we have all had.

  39. Travel and Leisure
    Travel and Leisure says:

    Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  40. pet stores near me
    pet stores near me says:

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

  41. vacation
    vacation says:

    Good blog! I truly love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

  42. foreclosure
    foreclosure says:

    Great remarkable things here. I¡¦m very satisfied to see your post. Thank you a lot and i’m taking a look ahead to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  43. Home Product and Service
    Home Product and Service says:

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

  44. Computer & Technology
    Computer & Technology says:

    I will immediately grab your rss feed as I can not to find your email subscription link or newsletter service. Do you have any? Please allow me realize in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

  45. Auto Care and Service
    Auto Care and Service says:

    Great – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all tabs as well as related information ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, website theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task.

  46. dog crates
    dog crates says:

    magnificent issues altogether, you simply received a new reader. What could you recommend in regards to your submit that you just made some days in the past? Any positive?

  47. home finder
    home finder says:

    This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

  48. small business loans
    small business loans says:

    Someone necessarily lend a hand to make significantly articles I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and so far? I surprised with the research you made to create this actual publish extraordinary. Great job!

  49. drum
    drum says:

    Thank you, I have recently been looking for information about this topic for a while and yours is the best I have came upon so far. However, what about the bottom line? Are you sure in regards to the supply?

  50. Shopping
    Shopping says:

    I simply could not leave your site before suggesting that I extremely loved the usual information a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be again continuously to check out new posts.

  51. Dating
    Dating says:

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  52. Home Improvement
    Home Improvement says:

    Hi there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  53. Education & Science
    Education & Science says:

    you are truly a good webmaster. The web site loading speed is amazing. It kind of feels that you’re doing any unique trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a excellent process on this subject!

  54. Auto Care and Service
    Auto Care and Service says:

    I have recently started a blog, the information you offer on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. “Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.” by Paulette Bates Alden.

  55. Auto Care and Service
    Auto Care and Service says:

    I like what you guys are up too. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my site :).

  56. Healthy Lifestyle
    Healthy Lifestyle says:

    I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely love reading everything that is written on your website.Keep the information coming. I enjoyed it!

  57. pop over to this web-site
    pop over to this web-site says:

    I really wish to show you that I am new to posting and undeniably admired your information. Very likely I am most likely to save your blog post . You simply have lovely article materials. Like it for expressing with us the best url information

  58. Computer Service
    Computer Service says:

    Generally I don’t learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite great article.

  59. Home Improvement
    Home Improvement says:

    Wow! This could be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Great. I’m also an expert in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  60. Computer & Technology
    Computer & Technology says:

    I was just seeking this information for some time. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, finally I got it in your website. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that don’t rank this kind of informative sites in top of the list. Usually the top websites are full of garbage.

  61. Auto Care and Service
    Auto Care and Service says:

    I would like to point out my gratitude for your kind-heartedness giving support to people who should have help on this important niche. Your real dedication to getting the message all around had been extraordinarily interesting and has constantly allowed girls like me to realize their ambitions. Your helpful report signifies a lot a person like me and extremely more to my fellow workers. Many thanks; from everyone of us.

  62. Auto Care and Service
    Auto Care and Service says:

    Whats Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads. I’m hoping to contribute & assist different customers like its aided me. Great job.

  63. Auto Care and Service
    Auto Care and Service says:

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  64. Auto Care and Service
    Auto Care and Service says:

    I just could not depart your site before suggesting that I actually loved the usual information an individual supply to your guests? Is going to be back steadily in order to inspect new posts.

  65. Sports
    Sports says:

    It¡¦s truly a great and helpful piece of information. I¡¦m glad that you just shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  66. Business & Finance
    Business & Finance says:

    Wonderful work! This is the type of information that should be shared across the internet. Shame on the seek engines for not positioning this publish higher! Come on over and discuss with my site . Thank you =)

  67. Business & Finance
    Business & Finance says:

    I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my web site 🙂

  68. Business & Finance
    Business & Finance says:

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that are supposed to be shared around the net. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and talk over with my website . Thanks =)

  69. Jorge Hanhan
    Jorge Hanhan says:

    Admiring the persistence you put into your website and detailed information you present. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  70. Business & Finance
    Business & Finance says:

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I¡¦ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?

  71. Education
    Education says:

    I like what you guys are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site :).

  72. contractions
    contractions says:

    Thanks for every other informative site. Where else may just I am getting that type of info written in such an ideal means? I’ve a challenge that I’m simply now working on, and I have been on the glance out for such information.

  73. Kyung Richarson
    Kyung Richarson says:

    My spouse and i have been quite excited that Ervin managed to do his basic research through the ideas he got using your web page. It’s not at all simplistic to just continually be giving freely guidance which people today have been making money from. We see we need you to give thanks to because of that. The main explanations you’ve made, the simple blog navigation, the friendships your site help engender – it’s everything spectacular, and it is letting our son in addition to the family believe that this subject is fun, and that is exceedingly important. Many thanks for the whole thing!

  74. Ulrike Badame
    Ulrike Badame says:

    Hi there, I found your website via Google while searching for a related topic, your website came up, it looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  75. Danial Arrocho
    Danial Arrocho says:

    We’re a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

  76. go here
    go here says:

    I need to to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. I have you saved as a favorite to look at new things you post…

Comments are closed.