Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Did I Do That?
My son gave me a cane for Christmas. An old person's tool. It is not unattractive but I would not have bought it for myself.
I guess he got tired of seeing me wobble to catch my balance whenever I stepped off the curb or if the ground was not level. I know he was tired of picking me up when I fell off the porch.
The porch has three steps that lead up to a landing before the front door. It has no railing. I have a bad habit of falling off.
Needless to say the cane has come in very handy. That extra security for balance makes me feel safer.
Still I fell off the porch again. I was going down because my son and I were going to town. The final step got away from me. I was able to do a quick tuck and roll. I picked myself and my cane up and we went to town.
Even so I twisted my knee. The following day I could barely walk. My cane helped me maneuver when necessary.
Today walking is a bit less painful. I am trying to stay off my leg as much as possible.
I think the worst thing of all is that my son is sick. He cannot take care of me and I can not take care of him. It is a pitiful househald right now.
By the way we are making plans to install a railing on the steps.