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orbat  ·  273 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 91-year-old Mom Fell on the Ice, and Here's What Happened Next

I was expecting this to go in a much different direction than it did; I'm happy it turned out, well, happy. My maternal grandmother died (back in the 70s) after slipping on ice. My mom's nearly 80 and slipped just a couple of weeks ago, but thankfully only banged up her head and hip a bit, but didn't break anything. I would imagine she had a moment where she thought "this is how I go."




lil  ·  273 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I was expecting this to go in a much different direction than it did;

Because it went the way it did, I thought it might be a story. Thanks for reading.

I hope your mom's okay. Even being super careful doesn't help. Ice is often invisible and brutal.

The emergency room doctor said they were seeing a lot of broken wrists. While sliding across the ice on your nose is no party, my mom was glad she didn't break any bones or her glasses. You'd think at 91, your bones might be easily broken. That's why everyone wanted to get her to the clinic.

  I slipped last year and wrote this while waiting in emergency: