I fell over this morning on my walk. Not sure why I fell but went down like a log, bumped my head, scraped my nose, knee, elbow and wrist. Some man helped me up and followed me home to make sure I was ok. Have been feeling very shaky and shocked but had a drink and something to eat and am feeling better. There is a connection between falls and T2 and the elderly. Guess I have to class myself as elderly now! Does anyone know anything about the falls thing? I am feeling very silly.
and I'm on a beta blocker, too. Must be more careful (but that doesn't always make a difference does it?).
I suspect I was 'out' for a second or so, Johanna, as I didn't even put my hands out to save myself. I certainly didn't trip.
In the last 3 years, I have fallen IN the porch once and IN the kitchen door once. This last fall, I hit the refrigerator with my head and right shoulder. This hit resulted in a tendon being torn completely off and I had to have surgery later.
I had my 70th birthday last year, but I don't think age had anything to do with the fall. I have arthritis in my knees, my left being the worse. Both falls, I was stepping on the last step with my left foot. Hurrying to take the weight off, I didn't fully extend the knee thus catching my toe on the edge of the top step.
I finally learned correct this and haven't fallen IN again. Hopefully I don't fall down the steps now.
Some medications can cause you to fall. BP for one. Take care.