The therapists showed their concern about safety by watching us closely and reminding us not to plop! These efforts stayed with me over the past two years. Due to neuropathy and bilateral foot drop, I have had to adapt my lifestyle to minimize risks that could cause an injury. Today, when I go to sit, I reach for the chair and make sure I am in the right position to sit. I am very conscious when I get up to make sure my feet are in place and I am safe to take that first step.
I do recall one time at the pool. I was talking to someone and went to sit in a lounge chair. I was not paying attention and did not judge the distrance to the chair and 'plopped down'. I did hurt myself and maybe for the first time, truly understood the words, don't plop! Since then I have been more careful.