Needing a little outreach today. As the thread title states, I’m a 27 year type 1 with good sight in only one eye. Last week I fell down in my own livingroom and broke my leg. I will be on crutches for 3 months. The crutches are, quite frankly, frightening. I’m middle aged, maybe a little over weight and have some foot neuropathy. I’m afraid I’m going to fall with them and break my neck. A daily walk was one of my most reliable methods of BS control, but that’s out for at least three months. Throughout this still trying to go to work. I work a full-time desk job and a part-time singing job on weekends (I sing at church, and weddings and funerals).
I’m wondering if the time has come to start thinking about slowing down or out-right retiring. I’m only 52 but I feel so fragile that I’m almost afraid to go out anywhere. This is my third fall and broken bone in a year. I do not have osteoporosis but when I have fallen, I have gone down really hard on either blacktop pavement or a piece of furniture. I believe the falls have been due to the foot neuropathy. Just wondering what others might do in a situation like this Should i think about calling it quits with some aspects of my life or is it better to keep plugging along.