Too Old For This

By Val
@valmnz (17099)
New Zealand
August 20, 2022 4:17pm CST
When will I learn I'm too old to trip and throw myself to the ground? After a silly, avoidable fall this week I've fractured my wrist. This is the first time in my life I've received such an injury. At least I'm not in a plaster cast. The injuries are not too serious and I need to wear a wrist splint for a couple of weeks. I'm trying to learn to do daily things with one hand, inluding writing away here at the keyboard. Maybe this is a reminder to me that I need to slow down a little at times!
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@JudyEv (325654)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Aug 22
That is such a shame and don't you have swimming competitions coming up soon? It's good it's not in a cast.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
yes, swimming meet a month away. the hand therapist said to wait and see what happens, not to make decisions yet!
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@wolfgirl569 (95082)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Aug 22
Hope it heals fast. I have learned I dont bounce as good as I used to also.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
The fall certainly shook me!
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@RebeccasFarm (86732)
• United States
20 Aug 22
Oh dear Val I am so sorry to know this happened. Fast healing to you now. Did you go to the doc?
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
20 Aug 22
Yes, and had an xray. I have a couple of small avulsion fractures - you'll have to look that up for yourself!
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• United States
20 Aug 22
@valmnz I see Val well good they caught them anyway. I hope it heals quickly for you.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
@RebeccasFarm thanks, im in an even more restrictive wrist splint now.
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@LadyDuck (457973)
• Switzerland
21 Aug 22
OH NO! I am so sorry Val, I had my wrist in a wrist splint for a couple of weeks and I had a very hard time typing. Be careful and take care.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
i can type one handed Anna, but there are so many things proving difficult to do.
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@LadyDuck (457973)
• Switzerland
28 Aug 22
@valmnz I remember, also when I badly burnt my left hand and I could not use it for 4 weeks.
• United States
20 Aug 22
Ouch Val I'm so sorry you fractured your wrist. I hope it heals quickly so you can get back to using it again. I think we all need to slow down a little
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
It's certainly making me pace my day.
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@aninditasen (15732)
• Raurkela, India
21 Aug 22
Yes, if you are old you need to slow down. Take care.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Thank you, Im learning how to cope
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@aninditasen (15732)
• Raurkela, India
28 Aug 22
@valmnz You are welcome. You'll soon have both hands to use.
@kaylachan (57599)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Aug 22
I can't say I don't disagree. We all need to slow down from time to time, but it's easy to forget. I hope you heal quickly.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Thank you. I'm learning to be patient.
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@kaylachan (57599)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Aug 22
@valmnz It's not easy. I often find myself very impatient at times, too.
• China
21 Aug 22
Sorry to hear about it ! The fracture in your wrist may prevent you from swimming for some time.Hope it will be healed soon !
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Thanks. Yes, swimming certainly out of the question for now.
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@marlina (154166)
• Canada
21 Aug 22
It will heal but it is not easy to go through this.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
It's definitely been a shock to my system.
@RasmaSandra (73368)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Aug 22
So sorry this happened to you, and I hope your wrist heals quickly, Meantime do be careful and don't use it too much, I know it can be painful I have sprained my wrist a couple of times at least in my life,
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
At first I thought this was only sprained, but unfortunately no.
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@RasmaSandra (73368)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Aug 22
@valmnz well many blessings to you and I hope it heals quickly
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@1creekgirl (40506)
• United States
20 Aug 22
Bless your heart. I fall way too easily and way too often. Hope your wrist heals soon.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Thank you. Im definitely more wary now.
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@Deepizzaguy (94475)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 Aug 22
I have the same fear of falling down to the ground and breaking a bone in my body since I am grateful that I did not suffer any serious knee injuries tripping over my late dog a few years ago.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
It has certainly made me more aware of my surroundings.
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@Deepizzaguy (94475)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
28 Aug 22
@valmnz That is true since fear of being injured in a fall is keeping me be more alert in my age.
@RubyHawk (99425)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Aug 22
I’m so sorry that must be painful. I used to sprain my ankle and I remember how painful that was.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Yes, it's still painful, but Im trying to be patient. These things pass, hopefully.
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@RubyHawk (99425)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Aug 22
@valmnz Hopefully your wrist is healing well.
@Beestring (13309)
• Hong Kong
21 Aug 22
Sorry to hear about this. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Thank you.
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@popciclecold (35085)
• United States
20 Aug 22
Yes, that sounds really uncomfortable. Be careful.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Thanks, life has definitely slowed down for me.
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@MALUSE (69413)
• Germany
13 Sep 22
The photo shows your left hand. So I assume that you didn't break your 'good' hand, the one you use to do things.
@sallypup (57836)
• Centralia, Washington
21 Aug 22
I'm really sorry that happened. May your wrist heal soon.
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@valmnz (17099)
• New Zealand
27 Aug 22
Thanks, I'm learning to be patient!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
27 Aug 22
I am glad it wasn't more serious. These falls can happen so quickly.
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