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Offline itigo

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Managed to fall down the stairs safely!!!
« on: August 16, 2006, 07:29:16 PM »
Well, yesterday morning I was walking down the stairs barefoot with the laundry basket (not my 22 month old luckily!) and my foot did a classic banana skin slip 4 from the bottom. The basket hit my bad knee and my other leg took the brunt, smashing my foot against the stairgate. I have a lovely bruise on big toe and a sore foot but that was pretty much it until today. Today my quad on my bad leg is killing me and behind my bad kneecap is excruciating just when walking down stairs! I guess I was trying to protect that knee by using my quads fully to stop myself. As I fell straight, there was no twisting thank goodness. As we live in a 3 storey house I can't avoid stairs but going even slower now!!

Just pleased haven't done anything drastic - still waiting for my scope appt.

1990 dislocated LK in hockey
1990 arthroscopy - debridement, cartilage removal
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Nov 06 arthroscopy and open LR
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Offline Nettan

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Re: Managed to fall down the stairs safely!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 08:06:14 PM » careful with you. Stairs are tricky. Glad that your fall went well.
Please walk slow up and down !!

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