DECATUR, IL—Not wanting to appear old or frail in front of his family, 78-year-old Gordon Isensee did everything in his power Thursday to make his first crippling fall look as cool as possible. "I felt my knees buckle and I knew I had to act quick to try to make it look as smooth as possible," Isensee said. "I crumpled to the kitchen floor but managed to extend my arms out, say 'Ta-da!' and tell everyone who was standing over me that I'd be there all week. I think that really impressed them." Isensee then spent the entire ambulance ride thinking about the perfect catheter joke he could tell his grandchildren when they visited him at the hospital.
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