Learning to Fall Safely
It was a total shock… I got the call early in the morning.
“Mom fell, she’s at the hospital”
You don't expect to hear that. Ever. Especially not in your early 30s. And definitely not about your own mother. Maybe your grandmother, who's in her 90s. But not mom, in her early 60s.
Turns out, mom fell while walking with grandma after morning exercises. Mom turned, to make sure grandma was walking safe and whomp! She slipped on the ice, hit her head, and nothing was the same again.
Dad was worried - he thought he'd lost her. She was non-responsive after the fall.
She ended up in the ICU, her brain swelling. Then the saw the bleeding on her brain. Neurosurgery to stop the bleeding. Because her brain was swelling, they had to cut part of her Occipital Lobe out of the way. That controls your vision, and now she has permanent blind spots.
After surgery, the Neurosurgeon said, "I couldn't find the bleeder. It's in God's hands now."
She was unconscious for 3 weeks.
But then, she started to recover.
From the ICU to the Neurological Step-Down Unit. Then, out of the hospital and into in-patient care at Heartland of Beavercreek.
She fell December 17th, 2007 and wasn't home until a week before Mother's Day 2008.
Then there was the 2 years of follow-up physical therapy.
And the total bill was $500,000.
Learning to Fall Safely Class Information
Learning to fall safely is quick and easy. In just one hour, I’ll take you through a series of simple exercises to improve your confidence around falling, plus give you some easy things to do at home to improve your balance immediately!
I’ve taught this class to students as young as 3 and as experienced as 94. And, NO INJURIES!
Here’s some feedback - from just seeing the story on the local news:
You can come to me, I can come to you, and you can even learn online in the comfort of your own home.
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