I Fell Today.

It happened again, and I hate when it happens… I FELL… and in my bedroom, of all places! :(

I don’t use my wheelchair in my bedroom because the room is very small, and also because I only have to stand/transfer to basically move around.

Anyway, today my cotton socks didn’t quite grip the laminate flooring in my room very well, and since I have terrible balance/little strength, I slipped and fell onto the floor.

I’m OK though.  Luckily I didn’t hurt myself – just a little bang on my knees – but nothing too serious.

What was hurt was my confidence – my confidence of standing and trying to walk again.  When I fall the psychological pain is much worse than the physical pain because I get so frustrated and extremely sad that I am having such a tough time doing basic human functions.

I know I am fortunate to even have some use of my legs, as many people don’t have any, but to me it’s still frustrating.  It’s all relative, I suppose.

I’ll try not to let this upset me even more than it has, but that will be tough.  With every fall that I have, I get more frightened.  It’s getting to a point where whenever I need to leave my chair (even for a stand/transfer, etc.), I panic.

I’m just very lucky that I didn’t hit my head or break anything – and I should focus on that aspect instead of the negative ones.  And hopefully I will be one of the Plexopathy patients that will regain all of their motor skills.  Positive thinking!

Thank you for reading.  Diane.

  1. 9 years ago

    Im really glad you didnt physically hurt yourself but I understand the frustration/psychological pain =\ be strong and things will get better!


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