Surely I am not old enough to 'take a fall'. I just fell over, three times, months apart. The second time was onto the couch, so no big deal.
The first time was onto my bedroom chair and no injuries aside from the wall being gouged by the back of the aforementioned bedroom chair, since repaired.
The last time, a few days ago, I fell into the lounge room venetian blinds.
There are commonalities to my falling down. I sit on a lounge room chair and watch tv after wine and dinner. I rarely do this, just occasionally. I then fall asleep for 15 to 20 minutes. I stand up and it must be either oxygen to the brain or sugar levels, I fall over. I am not unconscious as I put out my hands out to save myself but still I fall. This last time there was a result of a bent slat of the venetian blinds and a hand injury.
I don't need to see a doctor. I just need to remember to not sit and watch tv, fall asleep and then stand up to do something too quickly.
I don't like looking in a mirror at my body and my face. I see them as required for shaving etc, but I don't really see them. What I do see all the time is my hands and I don't like what I see. It bemuses me to see how in those insert hands downwards hand dryers, the skin of my hands ripples away in the air blast.
My hand will heal. I won't die...not yet.