Yesterday I was out with the dogs cutting dogwood osier stems to plant along my shoreline. On the way back to the vehicle I was carefully and slowly walking on a frozen puddle that covered the whole trail. It was really uneven. I let my feet get to close together and suddenly my feet shot out to the left. I only had time to raise my right arm enough so that I landed straight down on my elbow with a loud crack sound coming from my shoulder. I rolled onto my back and laid still. Then I started to pass out with my vision getting dark and starting to sweat so I forced myself to sit up. My dogs came running up to give me a sniff. They stayed pretty close after that. After a few minutes of calm breathing I was able to stand up next to the trail but then started sweating again so I had to kneel for a while. I made it back to the car with the bucket of dogwood cuttings. About an hour later my upper back muscles got really sore but after taking some ibuprofren and putting some Icy Hot on it the soreness went away. I woke up this morning expecting to be as stiff as could be but I'm not stiff at all and the soreness isn't bad either. So far so good. This morning I ordered some nice ice cleats that slip over boots. $31 with shipping but well worth it considering the cost of broken bones or wrecked joints. Plus I don't have to walk so timidly on ice. I can go more places too. We were on the remnants of shelf ice along the river and it has some slope towards the water so I didn't dare try to get water from the river for the cuttings. With cleats I could have reached the water.