I’ve fallen many times at my house doing gardening or outside with my dogs. Five years ago I fractured my left wrist. Very painful but I was able to go on with my everyday shores. This last fall happened in November of last year. I have problems with my vision and it was outside the mall and it was somewhat dark. Suddenly i had a cramp on the right foot and immediately i lost balance and fell on my left leg. I went to the hospital got ex-rays and I had fractured my tibia and fibula. It was a very painful experience, worse than the first fracture. I’ve gone through the therapy and my doctor wants me to practice standing holding on to the walker and sitting. No walking yet, I need to get stronger. I spoke to the nurse and she told me it was normal that I had gone through a trauma, but the therapists were going to help me with all this. I know what I need to do. I’ve never been on a wheelchair before for anything, but I can’t get the day I fell out of my mind. I feel very afraid of falling, just to think about it and getting injured, makes me very nervous. I know I’m not the only one and I know I will get the best advice as to how to overcome this fear. Maybe I should mention I’m 66 years of age. Healing process was three months and no surgery. Thank you.
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