We played a lot of ping pong this past weekend. Perhaps too much. We also ran errands like going to Costco, looked at art galleries and planned a trip to the Musical Instrument Museum.
It was Sunday afternoon when we really got into ping pong and didn’t stop playing. We had completed three matches, where someone needs to win three out of five games. We were pretty much tied on each game and the matches went all five games.
So that was a total of `15 games played when we decided to play a fourth match. All of a sudden the world came crashing down and I was laying on the concrete.
It scared me so badly. My right hand and knee took the brunt of the fall. I literally was trying to return the ball to the right of me when I fell. I think what happened was my shoe got stuck in a space between concrete tiles. The patio is very bumpy and uneven.
Sitting on the sofa with my knee wrapped in a cold compress and my hand clutching a ziploc bag of ice, I was trembling.
If this is what getting old is going to be like, no thank you! I don’t want to be afraid of falling while playing a game of ping pong! I know I need to get back out there and play. But maybe be more aware of my feet or wear different shoes. Do they make ping pong shoes?
Have you ever had an experience where you got injured or fell unexpectantly? What happened? Did you feel unnerved?
It could be worse. You could not get old.
That’s what crossed my mind as I wrote that.
It is very unnerving, not too say painful to fall unexpectedly. I used to fall a lot because of my flat feet and walking like Donald Duck, feet pointing outwards. After my knee replacements I am super careful as falling is just not allowed.
I have flat feet too. I used to fall a lot growing up. Maybe that’s why.
I found out too late to do anything about them. But all my life I’ve fallen almost everywhere.
I have fallen a lot too. So has my son and he has flat feet, too.
Then we can deduct that people with flat feet are prone to falling.
Based on all three of us 😊
I stepped funny off a curb…it was higher than expected…totally screwed up my back…
Ouch. I’m sorry.
But it’s things I wouldn’t have worried about before…😆
I’m sorry- that sounds painful! I can imagine the throbbing at night is terrible. That is always my least favorite part. Praying you heal up quickly!
Thank you. I noticed when I woke up this morning that my neck hurts on the right side. I’m sure it’s related.
I tripped on a step and literally smacked into a door/brick wall. I don’t like steps anymore
Oh my! That sounds painful.
Hit my forehead. It could have been so much worse.
I fell on the ice last weekend and bruised up my leg. That’s always a risk in cold winter climates. But ping pong, that must’ve been awful! I hope you are feeling better.
I’m better. I can see falling on ice.
Missed a step down the deck stairs. Fractured a bone in my already messed up knee and was in a brace for a month. Very frustrating. Speedy recovery.
I don’t like knee injuries! Thank you.
Ouch – that’s not good. Hope you feel better quickly! Yes, to better shoes – not sure about ping pong specific shoes but they do make all the difference.
I’m a little sore today. Thanks for the well wishes.
Ouch. Hope you recover quickly. Yes, it’s happened and it is unnerving. Though it did teach me to move more slowly and stop rushing around. I fell down a flight of stairs while racing around in my flip flops.
I fell off a ladder and broke my hip on the concrete patio a few years ago. The fall itself was completely understandable, but I felt that my older bones couldn’t take the pressure as well as my younger bones could have. Be careful on those tiles. I can see how your shoe could get caught.
Oh my goodness! That’s terrifying. Yes, I don’t heal like I used to.
When I used to walk much more often than I do now, and with a friend, I tripped over some asphalt and landed on my knee. I now think that may have been the root cause of water on my right knee which has been a lingering and perhaps recurring symptom I’ve had to put up with even more so since my right hip was replaced.
That sounds painful!
I see I repeated myself. Not so much painful as just naggingly uncomfortable!
I used to do a lot of walking with a friend. A long time ago I stumbled on some asphalt and fell on my right knee. I think I may have developed water on the knee at that time but heeled up and got past that until I was in rehab/PT for replacement of my right hip. Seems I may have done something to aggravate/revive the water which is now bothering me more than either one of the original injuries/causes.