Help--I've fallen and I can't get up!

@gr8nana6 (6614)
Conyers, Georgia
July 31, 2020 9:10am CST
That was me yesterday when I was preparing dinner, I was frying up hamburger patties to make salisbury steaks and I needed the splatter screen which was in the bottom cabinet of course. I was sitting in my desk chair because my back hurts when I stand too long, so as I was reaching down to get the splatter screen the chair moved away and I plopped on the floor. Daughter came running when she heard me hit the floor and tried to help me up to no avail, since the knee replacement I can't get on my knees because it hurts like the dickens. So she called my son in law who was taking a nap to help her. It took both of them to grab me under the arms from behind to pick me up, how embarrassing. Long story short, every bone in my body is hurting like crazy today and I won't be able to stay up too much because I am taking my pain pills which make me real tired. I will try to do as much as I can though reading your stuff and taking care of notifications. I hope you have a great day, evening or night! Image is from the internet.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
31 Jul 20
I'm so sorry you fell. That's my fear as well. I can't get up on my knees because I have one replacement knee; and the other one needs to be replaced. I keep thinking that the fire department would have to come to get me off the floor! :-)
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Same here with the knees, if I call the fire dept, they better bring lots of help to get this larda** off the floor. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
2 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 You too!
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@Hannihar (129894)
• Israel
31 Jul 20
@gr8nana6 That is not good. I am so glad they could get you up. Please take care.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Yeah me too, I would never gotten up on my own. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@Hannihar (129894)
• Israel
2 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 I am glad they were there to help you up.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
2 Aug 20
@Hannihar Yes me too.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
31 Jul 20
Ow! You are one tough cookie. I'd probably need help getting up to. Glad you didn't get hurt worse.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Thanks I am glad too, I'll be ok though. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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• United States
31 Jul 20
Oh no I'm sorry to hear that you fell and are in pain today. Good thing your daughter and son in law were there to help you up. Embarrassing or not it was good you didn't get seriously hurt.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
I don't like to depend too much on anybody, but sometimes I have to and I don't like it. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@sallypup (58487)
• Centralia, Washington
31 Jul 20
You poor dear. Knees and backs are sometimes the worst things to endure. I have bad knees so I have had too many scares- once I went down in the driveway. It took my husband and I over twenty minutes figuring how we would get me up. We were on the verge of calling paramedics but we live about twenty minutes out of town. I just can't stand the pain of kneeling on my knees so if I go down, I am in big, big trouble. I hope you start to feel better soon.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Thank you, I'm sure it will be ok in a few days.Thankfully I haven't fallen that often since we moved here, this is the second fall I had here since november. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
31 Jul 20
Oh, how awful! I’m so sorry and can only imagine how you felt. So glad family was there to help. Rest and feel better soon.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Thanks, me too Dianne. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
1 Aug 20
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@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Aug 20
I know exactly what you are talking about. I live in fear of falling since I did and broke my foot couple yrs back and it took a lot to get me back on my feet Hope neither of us go through that again I always fear I will lay somewhere for hours and no one will hear me or be around
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@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 so far me too. but I do have that fear
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
5 Aug 20
@bunnybon7 I know, that fear lingers with me too, especially if I should fall in the shower.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
4 Aug 20
I know what you mean, at least so far there was always someone right there when I fell.
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@msdivkar (23359)
• India
31 Jul 20
So sorry to hear about your fall. To say, It must be painful, has to be an understatement. Wish you a very speedy recovery.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Thanks I will survive, always do. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@msdivkar (23359)
• India
1 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 You are welcome and you too enjoy your weekend.
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@BelleStarr (61047)
• United States
31 Jul 20
That is exactly the reason I don't want knee replacements, my own knees hurt if I kneel on them but I can bear it. It is awful to need someone to help you get up.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
I know but I didn't have a choice at that time, I tore my ACL and Meniscus when I fell off my deck in 2011. Everything was good with it until I started falling a lot and hurting it. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@LadyDuck (461464)
• Switzerland
31 Jul 20
I am so sorry Maria, at least your daughter was there to help you immediately.
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@LadyDuck (461464)
• Switzerland
2 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 We also have a phone with the alert button installed, better safe than sorry.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
2 Aug 20
@LadyDuck The funny thing about my alert button is, it goes off while I am sitting saying "Fall detected" but when I fell it didn't. So much for that, lol.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Thank god otherwise I would have had to push my alert button. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@wolfgirl569 (97021)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Aug 20
Hope you start feeling better real fast. Hope nothing is too seriously bruised
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@wolfgirl569 (97021)
• Marion, Ohio
2 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 Its not something a daughter wants to see. But sometimes is necessary.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
2 Aug 20
@wolfgirl569 I know, my Donna would have she is a lot more helpful and compassionate then this daughter here.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Not that I can see, daughter won't look. Guess she is embarrassed to see her mother bare, lol. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@moffittjc (118923)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Aug 20
I'm sorry that you fell, and I hope you will be okay once the aches and pains go away. I'm praying that you did not injure yourself in any way.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Guess I'll find out down the road. I didn't have any signs of being badly injured when I fell off my deck several years ago. Didn't show any signs of injury only severe bruising until several months later when we found out about my torn ACL and Meniscus and I ended up having a knee replacement. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
@moffittjc That is great hopefully you won't need a replacement anytime soon.
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@moffittjc (118923)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 I had a torn meniscus and MCL last year and had to have surgery on my knee. My surgeon said that I was eventually going to need a knee replacement, but he wanted to try and wait at least 10 more years since he considers me too young right now for a replacement. So far my knee is holding up well.
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@just4him (309659)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jul 20
I'm so sorry you ended up on the floor like that. How long ago did you get the knee replacement? Take care of yourself.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
I had my knee replacement in 2012. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
@just4him It felt really good until I started falling a lot and mostly to the front on my knees.
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@just4him (309659)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Aug 20
@gr8nana6 And it still hurts that much? I thought it was supposed to feel better, not worse.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Goodness that had to be painful. Hope you’re better by tomorrow.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
It is still painful to walk, but I'll be ok. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
@jstory07 (135484)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Aug 20
I hope you will feel no pain when you wake up in the morning.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Thanks I wish, but it'll be ok. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
@marlina (154165)
• Canada
4 Aug 20
Maria, I am so very sorry that it happened to you! I hope that the bones hurting will not last too long, Very well described! Thinking of you,
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
4 Aug 20
Thanks, yes it is getting a bit better day by day. Thank you for visiting and reading, have a great Tuesday!
@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Aug 20
I am so sorry that you fell. That had to hurt. I can't be on my knees either but I haven't had a knee replacement. I have fallen so many times and hurt my knees. The last time, my knees swelled up so bad and hurt for days. I probably should have gone to the doctor but I didn't. I'm glad your daughter and son-in-law were there to help you. I hope you are feeling better today.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
2 Aug 20
Thanks I am feeling a little better today, can walk without too many problems. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a pleasant Sunday!
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@thelme55 (76585)
• Germany
31 Jul 20
OMG! I am glad nothing is broken. You have to be careful next time.
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
1 Aug 20
Thanks me too.I know my kids always tell me to stand up from the chair before bending down to get something. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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