Last week this tri-fold card from Blake Hospital came addressed to my husband.
I opened it to read to my husband and the more I read the more I laughed. It was a list of things he should not do to keep himself safe from falls.
The card said: Prevent falls, read these safety tips...
1. Get Up slowly after you sit or lie down...
(is this before or after he climbs down off the roof with a chain saw in his hands?)
2.Wear shoes inside and outside the house and avoid going barefoot or wearing flip flops.
(in the 30 years together, the only time he wears shoes, is when he gets out of the truck, both trucks have flip flops that live in them so when he gets out he can wear them in public places)
3. Improve lighting in your home by installing brighter bulbs.
(guess how he changes the light bulbs? on a 2 foot ladder standing on the top rung)
4. Put a phone near the floor in case you fall and can't get up.
(if he fell with a phone in his hand he can't hear on it, he could say HELP but would not answer when they asked why)
The card gave us a few moments of laughter and went in the trash.
We have never received Advertisements from the hospital until this year. It reminded us they are 1.6 miles from us and have a NEW TRAUMA CENTER... they even included a MAP...for Pete's sake, they got his name because he has been in that hospital twice, we know where it is. And the helicopters fly over our house daily taking people there....