I cannot tell you how many times I have fallen. I started to "take stock" a few weeks ago and realized that I have been a master of falling down in my lifetime. I fell quite a lot in my early yeas and was not really injured, I believe it was because my mother got me into dancing lessons early. I learned to fall with grace.
The first major fall I can remember is falling down the Mississippi River Bluff (luckily the water was down) when I was on a high school trip. My friends said that our gym teacher would have been so proud of me because I turned a perfect flip before landing on my shoulder. I gouged out quite a bit of flesh from my shoulder, but I had no broken bones.
And the falls continued. I have even had quite a few after 50- falling on my screened porch for no reason or falling off a ladder when putting Christmas lights on an outside tree.
I have fallen since being in Florida these last three years. I missed a step on my neighbor's patio last spring and fell on my back. Nothing broken then either. So I guess was due for this one. And I broke my first bone. I guess after all the practice I was due a broken bone.
I think I am going to wait another 70 years before breaking anything, else. But I think that preventing falls is going to be harder. I will just have to keep my cane with me, even if I do not really need it. And look where I am going.