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HOW TO GET UP OFF THE FLOOR IF YOU FALL
Just came across this detailed video and thought it may be of help:
One time, in my home, I slipped over some water on slippery tile. I was barefoot and walking quickly while carrying a case of water bottles. Klutzy me, I slipped, fell, and landed right down-SLAP onto my tailbone. OO OO OOO, the most excruciating pain I've ever felt, and I became nauseous and dizzy, trembling from the intense pain. I just leaned over my hip and stayed there and I could NOT get up for a while. Finally I raised up with some trouble, and that pain lasted for some time. I think being short may have helped not getting more injured.
If over 65, I doubt I would get up at all. And I would have broken a bone.
I was at my son's home. I walked across a tile entry floor that was wet in one spot from rain that I did not see; I had on knee high panty hose that slipped on the water, and DOWN I went. Flat, splat and hard!
Could not initially get up; sure hurt, thankfully two sons were there and they helped hoist me to my feet. SO embarrassing. Sigh. Just glad I did not break anything.
Some years ago I was at the mall making a few purchases; I had my arms full of packages and hand bag on my shoulder; I was wearing leather soled shoes. As I left the department store, I was walking across the mall's marble floor - I did not know this, but they had just waxed them the night before. Well; my leather shoe soles slipped on the waxed tile, my feet flew from under me, my arms were full so I could not break my fall, and down I went with packages and handbag flying everywhere.
I was initially stunned and boy, did my knees and arms hurt; but guess what . . . . . lots of people walked right past and around me; not a single one stopped to see if I was okay, to see if I needed help or to help pick up packages. Not a single person out of the bunch. Got myself up off the floor, gathered and picked up my packages and limped off to the exit and my car. Geeze. I cannot imagine not stopping to see if help was needed.