Last week my mom fell and broke her wrist. Yep, the old distal radial fracture strikes again! It was her left wrist, which is her dominate hand. I won't go into all the things she'll need to learn to do! Been there, done that! Right Barb!!
I told her prior to the accident, you do not need to be putting Santa and the reindeer up on the roof of the house this year! Honestly, the neighbors will understand! You're 70 years old! Do you think she'd listen to me? Oh no! So looks what happens! Kids these days, they just don't listen!
Off to the radiologist and surgeon's office today. For whatever reason, she go lucky, only needed a cast. Of course that will be followed up with another visit in 4 weeks, then physical therapy! Hopefully all goes well.
While I was in the waiting area, I came across an article on the Neanderthals. This got me to thinking about the whole 'evolution' business. With all the wrist fractures going on these days, was it such a good idea for us to be walking on 2 legs? Maybe someone needs to take another look at this! We might be much safer on all 4s! I suppose it could make pushing those grocery carts a bit more challenging.
By the way, if you've gotten this far, mom really fell on a patch of ice while putting her recycle bin away. I just thought my story sounded more exciting!
Be careful out there!!