Originally Posted by Jay911
Up here we call those "gravity storms".
Falls are one of the top medical responses in many communities. I suppose Mrs. Fletcher and LifeAlert didn't help, making people think that a simple tumble was worth 9-1-1.
Before my wife died and my children all graduated from Univesity, got married and moved away, I also used to be mildly amused by the large number of 911/EMS calls from people who had fallen and coujldn't get up since they lived alone they didn't need transport to a medical facility, the simply need someone to 'give the a hand' so they coulld get get back up.
Now, with my advancing age, while I have not yet been reduced to 'making the call', I have had a close call but after 20 minutes I managed to lever myself upright again!
I'm not as amused by these calls as I was previously.
I expect for a Male, it must be a lot like Prostrate trouble, live long enought and you will have it too!