wow,mom fell... but she is doing well... how many of us have


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 15, 2017 - 10:07pm PT
hey there say... wow, so now that all is well, and things are healing, i can share my feelings... whewww...

how many of us HAVE and yet will, or know loved ones that go through this, at this 'elder time' of life...

she broke the hip, at the joint, and surgery put it back, and no other break, so she can walk soon as she can get back into the 'after therapy' stage...

though, her arm shattered, too, and will take time to heal...
it was fixed in surgery too...

she will be 90, in oct... WHAT an adventure...

hug your moms and dad, you all...

feel free to share any adventure, on this, on
encouragement, or THANKFULNESS, in your family...
i sure hope, and pray the BEST as to any outcomes...
new or old...

oh my...
THANKFULLY, she will not need a walker... :)

and, did not hit her head, oh my...
i am a very thankful, kid, right now... :)

we have a great family-team, in calif, and all do great for her,
at her time of need... :)

The Good Places
Jul 16, 2017 - 07:04am PT
best wishes to you and your fam Neebee, and thank you for the reminder: no now but now, no life without mamas, and to show our appreciation. kind thoughts your way, ST friend!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 16, 2017 - 07:27am PT
Healing vibes to your Mom Neebs.

The day before our last trip to Maine in June, Mo's Mom age 77 fell and broke her hip playing volleyball.
The Dr. did a replacement surgery and she spent 2 weeks in the hospital before she was released.
So we made many trips to the hospital to visit, support and bring her things she needed from home.
She was released the day we left for home.
Physical therapy is important to recovery, she used a walker for a while and is now using a cane.

Wishing your Mom a speedy recovery,
Tad n Mo

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Jul 16, 2017 - 08:12am PT
Hope she's better soon, neeb. Falling gets incrementally worse after about age 50.

san francisco
Jul 16, 2017 - 09:00am PT
Sometimes after hip fractures the length of that leg is changed. Make sure to check to see if the top of her hips are somewhat level once she is up and walking. Under 1/4 inch difference is usually fine, but I have seen up to 2 inches. I think its because they are trying to anchor to non-osteoporotic bone. Anyway, having the leg length discrepancy can cause other back problems like compression fractures and adult acquired scoliosis. Wishing her the best!

Sport climber
Jul 16, 2017 - 09:40am PT


Healing vibes to your Mom. Life at 90 is adventurous for sure. An aunt of mine, also she 90, fell a week ago and is going through the same hip challenge.

Social climber
Jul 16, 2017 - 09:52am PT
My personal thoughts on fall prevention is that it needs to begin when the body is young. I think we all should have a 'wobble board' or similar thing in our kitchen so we can improve our proprioception. If it's in the kitchen, we're more likely to play on it!

neebee I'm wishing your Mom the very best in healing up !

Social climber
Jul 16, 2017 - 10:34am PT
Sorry to hear about your mom Neebee. Hope she heals up nicely.


Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2017 - 11:17am PT
hey there say, ... thank you each-and-every one of you! no matter how well things go, and how long it takes, EVENTUALLY the best thing is:

there is no place like home, for our loved one...

i will be so happy when she can be in her 'spot' with all her family things that she loved...

thank again, so very very kindly...
you climbing, and love-of-greatoutdoors, have been
wonderful, ... sending my greatful friendship, and prayers,
back to you all, as well...

thank you for sharing YOUR stories, too, about you moms, and
any advice, as well...

Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 16, 2017 - 11:29am PT
Thank God she is ok, and sounds like she will be getting around pretty well.

HOWEVER, the statistic are sobering: For those over age 70 who fall and break a hip, 50% are dead within a year. We don't really know why that is, specifically, but I think it has to do with the increasing frailty with age, and the reduction in reserves to deal with things.

Watch her carefully, make sure she is able to access all the therapy recommended, make sure she does not minimize problems that she has as "too minor to bother the doctor"---and turn into major issues. Jump on anything right away. A cold can turn into pneumonia overnight.

Best of luck with her!

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2017 - 11:39am PT
hey there say, ken m... and a thank you to you, too...

just saw your add-on here, ... got to get outside, but wanted to let you know, i saw this, today...

thank you! thank you all so very much!!!


Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Jul 16, 2017 - 11:47am PT
no place like home

Good for you neebee, and for your Mom.

Yes, many of us have, and thanks for your example.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 16, 2017 - 11:49am PT
Best wishes for your momma's slow recovery.
Credit: mouse from merced
I'm learning that nothing heals quickly when we reach an advanced age and it just gets worse after we die. :0)
Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Jul 16, 2017 - 01:52pm PT
My mother, in her late seventies, fell and broke her knee. She also badly sprained her wrist in the fall, so it was off to a nursing home with a rehab facility. She is diabetic, so healing takes longer for her. At 90 days the doctor still had her as non weight bearing on her leg and she still could not bear weight on her wrist.

I had gotten some good advice from the doctor that the wrist would heal well on its own without therapy and medicare would only cover so many physical therapy sessions a year.

I got a phone call that they were discharging her the next day. WTF? No warning from anyone. I spent eight hours on the phone with no luck. Just before five pm I gave a curtesy call to her doctor to let them know what was happening. It turned out that at her last appointment with him he had taken a cautious approach and decided to keep her non weight bearing for another ten days. We were at day seven, so he called and made her weight bearing, allowing her to remain until she was mobile enough to come home.

The facility was amazed and asked me how. It turned out they frequently have to send patients home for 48 hours. In that time the patients have to see their doctor and be readmitted. They keep the patients room intact, but it is a huge hassel for the patient, the families and the facility.

Unfortunatly, a year later she still had to have a knee replacement.

Just a heads up.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2017 - 10:29pm PT
hey there say, Crazy Bat... thanks so much...

i've heard bad stories, after the surgery, too, so i was a bit scared for awhile... things about blood clots, etc... :O

thanks for the other heads, up, too... as to the 'discharge' and the
situation as to how you handled it, too...

good job...

note: thank you to MH2 and mouse, too, :)
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:38am PT
I hate to hear that. Sending thoughts and prayers.
My neighbor just took a spill and she broke both her hips, her husband is a great friend and tough as nails but he had a hard time telling me about it... He did and then just cranked the chainsaw and knocked down a dead tree with the precision of a master logger.

Trad climber
Jul 17, 2017 - 04:06am PT
Hey Now Neebee! wishing your Mom the very best!

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 17, 2017 - 09:26am PT
If you and Chappy are any indication, your mom has the gumption needed to pull thru!
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Jul 17, 2017 - 11:31am PT
My great aunt broke her hip in the basement laundry room when she was around 97. It was a couple of days before the "roomer" (which the family had insisted she take in) came down and found her. She lived until 106.


Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2017 - 01:16pm PT
hey there say, john... wow! oh my... 106... and there you go:

IF something happens at an 'if any time could be best' THIS is it--

it sure makes a huge difference...

that is what happened, in a way, here, too, but
she was found faster:
one of the other grandsons, just HAPPENED TO BE THERE...
everyone else, was gone for the day, and when she
called for help, thankfully HE was there!

also, say, donini... THANK YOU ... and the fact that you mentioned that, well... ONE of my sons just wrote this, in a gift of flowers to her:

Credit: neebee

say, mouse, i finally have a printer again, so i will send a
copy of the CARTOON to my mom, thank you, :))

she loves chicken soup, so she will love this...

thank you all again!!!
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