Hmm...BYC has never EVER let me have the AT feature...calling people out. Sorta like running with pointy scissors...never given the pointed ones either...oh well...but I do wonder...does quoting an "@" call out then call out that person because you quoted someone else calling them out...well does it Wisher?
Originally Posted by perchie.girl
I can touch the floor still. Sitting on the floor is a dangerous proposition. the only way I can get up is to go on hands and knees straighten my leggs out and walk backwards with my hands. till my feet are flat on the floor one last shove gets my balance over my feet and I am up.
Standing on one foot with my leg up I cant do. Both ways. Walking heel toe and rollover the ball of the foot to let myself down a step.... cant do. The only way I can walk down a step is to stand on one foot and bend my knee and step back wards to let myself down a curb. I can only do this with my left knee. The reconstructed one.
Right now my balance is off so I cant do any of it well
Getting up and down out of a hard backed and armed chair is good. Couch is nearly impossible. Ours is any way. The furniture in this house is geared for someone who is five foot nothing. I am 5'7" so I have to over bend my knees to sit down. I can lean forward and rock onto myfeet to shift my weight up... but its arthritis painful to my knees. what I can do to get off the couch is a variation of getting off the floor. Lay down straighten out my legs and walk up with my hands.
I dont go into the living room often.
Walking even with my walker is limited to about 1500 steps. smooth ground no "downhill" slopes.
Yet even with my limitations I am good for unloading about six bales of hay.... with the help of rope and a place to sit in my walker and bracing for my feet.... Horse gives me a back rub while i do it too.
Well Deb ...I think there are a tad too many of us older folks that "have fallen and can't get up" but often for entirely different reasons...some self inflicted miseries...
Aug 5, 2015 - "Someone HELP ME! I have fallen down and now...now I can't get up! Help moi!"
So it be a gross me out child sing song competition...sure, sure...don't read this one! I often use it during my COLOUR GENETICS lessons.
Sung to the tune of Old Grey Mare
Yankee Doodle went to town a-ridin’ on a gopher
Bumped into a garbage can and this is what fell over:
Great green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,
Mutilated monkey meat, chopped up baby parakeet.
French-fried eyeballs rolling down the street.
Oops, I forgot my spoon!
So they gave me a split-splat, pus-on-top,
Monkey vomit and camel snot,
All wrapped up in birdie poo,
So eat it, (yer name), it’s good for you!
With vitamin C, and protein too
And don’t forget the doggie doo!
What me...forget the birdy OR doggy doo...NEVER EVER!!!
La la la...oops, there goes my slipper...
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada