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Bloody Mess

I Fell This Afternoon

I was taking my grandson (20 months) for a walk and he fell. I tried to avoid him and fell too and face planted straight on the footpath. He was unhurt, thank goodness but I broke one of the lenses in my glasses and gave one cheekbone an almighty whack against the ground. It was only a few minutes later, when I felt something running down my cheek, that I realised I had cut my face, as well as cuts on both hands.

Phoned the Optician

I phoned the optician about replacing the broken lens but she said it was 6 years since my last eye test, so I needed an eye test first. Six years! Where has the time gone? I was positive it was only 2 or maybe 3 years since the last test!

Black Eye

I am going to have a big shiner!

Things To Be Grateful For

1. The baby wasn't hurt

2. My bones must be strong! LOL

While the picture shows a bleeding hand, it was my face that bled most.

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lookatdesktop wrote on November 15, 2019, 6:19 PM

That is sad to hear. I am so sorry this happened to you. I hope you are better now. I fell once on my face and broke my eye glasses and got glass in one of my eyes but the doctor removed it and I was okay. This happened to me when I was about 4 years of age.

VinceSummers wrote on November 15, 2019, 6:54 PM

I am sorry. As we get older, a simple fall is no longer taken so likely! Did you know that some elderly people are said to have broken a hip in the fall when it is possible the bone broke precipitated the fall? Good bones are very important. I no longer wear my glasses unless I will be driving.

MegL wrote on November 16, 2019, 1:39 AM

The left side of my face is a bit of a mess and my eye is swollen but it will improve. The lenses in my glasses are plastic, so although it broke, no pieces went missing thank goodness. You were lucky not to have damaged your eye when you were 4 years old!

MegL wrote on November 16, 2019, 1:41 AM

No, a simple fall is no longer simple. No I had not heard that the broken bone could have precipitated a fall in elderly people! I only wear my glasses for distance vision, not when reading or around the house.The lenses were plastic, so didn't shatter, thank goodness.