by Curt_Anderson on April 10, 2022 8:08 pm
I am doing much better than I have any right to expect. No pain or stiffness, at least not more than any other 69 year old. I am still running, hiking, bike riding, working in the yard, lifting, exercising, etc. The only concession that I make, rather unconsciously, is that I guard my back. I can bend down, but I tend to avoid it. When I load or unload the dishwasher for example, I spread my legs so I am lower and closer to bottom rack.
On a somber note, one of my running buddies injured himself on his electric three-wheel scooter (the kind you stand on). He's been in an induced coma for week with a traumatic brain injury for the past week. He is a psychiatrist, 59 or 60 years old.
My wife remarked that my fall from the ladder could have easily put me in a similar situation.
by Donna on April 11, 2022 6:37 am
I'm sorry about your psychiatrist friend. Sounds serious. I hope he pulls through.
You're smart to guard your back, being that you fractured it. I'm glad to hear that you've recovered so well. Sheri has a compressed disc which gives her all kinds of problems.