I have Multiple Sclerosis with occasional balance issues. Who knew I would have to learn how to fall so that I would not get hurt.
My first public fall occurred while taking a walk with my husband. It was a beautiful early evening stroll walking in our neighborhood. We were walking on the sidewalk enjoying the cool summer breeze when the tip of my foot connected with a slightly raised piece of cement. Well that is all it took to lose my balance. As I start to fall in SLOW MOTION I couldn't recover! I am falling and I know I'm going down! The neighbors gasp! My husband can't help! I need to do this my own way! Don't get stiff! Let yourself become a rag doll! Just let yourself melt into a heap on the ground! Oh please just let me be! I catch my breath! Try to gain some composure and look to see how many people just saw me stumble and fall to the ground.
I am OK! Please just let me get up by myself! I roll onto my side, push myself to a sitting position, make sure I am not hurt (just my pride), slowly straighten myself into a standing position, take a deep breath, brush myself off and continue walking with my husband like nothing even happened!
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