I just slipped in the bathroom and fell.

@marguicha (171584)
Chile
April 17, 2021 8:46am CST
Dear lotters, I stayed trembling on the floor while I thought of how and if I could get up. There are no apparent big bruises, but my body is a bit sore all over and I´m still terrified. I had cleaned and mopped the bathroom floor and then decided to take a shower. Then, in the wet floor, one of my feet slipped. Dumb me, I should have waited until it was dry. We never stop learning I was there, on the floor, for what it seemed like age, trying to get up in several ways. I used the mop, I dried the floor with the towel I use for my feet, but mostly I was full of dread. I could not even reach my cellphone to tell Claudia to come. Not that it ocurred to me then. Finally, I turned a bit and could hold to the wash basin to help me up. My knees hurt and I´m still trembling even after the shower. I don´t like to live alone, friends
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@LindaOHio (64522)
• United States
17 Apr
I'm so glad you're not seriously hurt. I fear falling all the time.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
My worst fear was how I was going to get up. I should start doing more workouts.
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@LindaOHio (64522)
• United States
17 Apr
@marguicha I would not be able to get up by myself. Take care!
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
@LindaOHio It took me a longwhile to get up and I was terrified all the while.
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@Janet357 (72195)
17 Apr
am sorry:(. Take care next time. Old people's bones ae brittle. Wish one of your children lives with you.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
My children call me every day but I don´t think that they would like to live with me.
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@TheHorse (129467)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Apr
Or that she lived in their "Grandma apartment."
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
@TheHorse My daughters have their own houses.
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@wolfgirl569 (40250)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Apr
Very glad you dont seem to have anything serious hurt.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
I will probably have some pain tomorrow
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@wolfgirl569 (40250)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Apr
@marguicha It is always worse the next day.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
@wolfgirl569 I am not injured, but I should get someone to help me. It is not good to live alone at my age.
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17 Apr
U r nice
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@sjvg1976 (19685)
• Delhi, India
17 Apr
And what about me?
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18 Apr
@sjvg1976 u r good
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@sjvg1976 (19685)
• Delhi, India
18 Apr
@rakski (89842)
• Philippines
17 Apr
oh my, I hope you are alright. puts some ice packs on areas that are sore. please be careful
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
There´s no especific sore place. We´ll see tomorrow. But I thought I would not ever get up. That was the worst.
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@rakski (89842)
• Philippines
18 Apr
@marguicha sorry to know that. Hope it will be better soon
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
@rakski I am more sore
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• United States
17 Apr
That's pretty scary and I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt. That's the one thing I'm most afraid of is falling and not being able to get up. Hope you aren't bruised too badly
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
I wasn´t bruised although I ache a bit all over. Tomorrow it will be worse. The fear of not being able to get up was the worst.
@snowy22315 (112960)
• United States
17 Apr
Oh no, so glad you are OK. Could you get a boarder so you don't have to be there alone?
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
It is not easy. And now it is worse.
@kanuck1 (3387)
17 Apr
I'm glad you are ok. I also live alone and am in my old age and have similar concerns. Sometimes, we reach a point when it is no longer safe to live alone and we must seek other arrangements. Please do what it would take to stay safe.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
I´ll have to think about that.
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@kanuck1 (3387)
17 Apr
@marguicha Of course! Can one of your family members or relatives move in with you? That's another thing one can do.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
@kanuck1 Nobody is interested.
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@porwest (43832)
• United States
17 Apr
Gosh. Very sorry to hear it. Falls are never a good thing, especially when you are older. Good thing you did not break anything that you know of. Take a rest and hope you are not too sore for too long. Poor you. lol
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
I´m sure I wasn´t really hurt. But I was terrified while I was on the floor with noone to help me.
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@porwest (43832)
• United States
18 Apr
@marguicha I can only imagine.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
@porwest I guess that the feeling of being helpless is part of the problem. When I finally got up, I felt that I had taken hold of my life again.
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@CarolDM (131101)
• United States
17 Apr
So glad you are ok. Falling can be very dangerous. I wish someone could come and stay with you.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
Nobody can do it. Much less now
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@CarolDM (131101)
• United States
17 Apr
@marguicha Please stay safe.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
@CarolDM I´ll try.
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@LadyDuck (337401)
• Switzerland
17 Apr
I am so sorry! How do you feel, I hope there is nothing broken. Take a rest and drink something warm, try to calm down now.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
Nothing is broken. But I will have to rest a bit.
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@LadyDuck (337401)
• Switzerland
18 Apr
@marguicha You will find out the day after if you have bruises. I hope you could rest.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
@LadyDuck I will.
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@much2say (48199)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
Oh my, are you ok??? Those falls are scary - thank goodness you were able to find a way to get up on your own. Do you have those bar things around the bathroom so you have something to grab onto? Please be careful, marguicha!
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
I have bars in the shower but not in other places. Still, after a while, I could turn around enough so that I could hold to the wash basis and get up
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@much2say (48199)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Apr
@marguicha I am truly glad you were able to get out of the situation as well as you did. How are you feeling today?
@marlina (122949)
• Canada
17 Apr
I am so terribly sorry that you fell in the bathroom. Thanks that you found a way to get up. I hope that you won't be sore tomorrow,
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
We´ll see. At least I´m on my feet now.
• United Kingdom
17 Apr
I hope you are okay
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
For the moment yes. I´ll see tomorrow.
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@amadeo (113984)
• United States
17 Apr
oh my you have to be careful.Every time I come out of the shower I am bracing myself.Take it easy today. Take a couple of Aleeve to help the pain.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
Good idea! I wasn´t counting on the slippery floor.
@louievill (27954)
• Philippines
17 Apr
Glad you did not fall on your head friend, simple slips are very dangerous for the elderly since the older we get the longer it takes for our bodies to repair itself. Hope you are okay now
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
It will hurt more tomorrow, I imagine.
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@Shxrubia (2688)
• Indonesia
17 Apr
I'm sorry for what happened to you. You must be very surprised. How are you now? Normally, the pain of your fall will be more painful the next day.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
I know that. We´ll see. I´m worried though because I have to be careful at my age.
@m_audrey6788 (41638)
• Germany
17 Apr
Sorry about what happened. Yes. I know how it is to live alone. I hope you can see a doctor to check if something happened with your bones.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
My bones are fine. Probably I will have some bruises.
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• Germany
17 Apr
@marguicha Oh ok. That`s good. I hope it will not be too painful
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
@m_audrey6788 I hope so too.
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@RebeccasFarm (29694)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Apr
I am so sorry Marguicha
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
Thank you.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Apr
@marguicha Hope you are stabilizing now?
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
17 Apr
@RebeccasFarm Yes. Thank you
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18 Apr
Omg... How are you doing? Please be safe, take it easy.
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@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
Today it hurts in some places that did not hurt yesterday. But I´ll survive.
@marguicha (171584)
• Chile
18 Apr
I´m fine. A bit sore though. Thank you
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18 Apr
@marguicha be careful all the time.