1/23/2014

Tidbits of the New Year


I am starting the New Year off on the  "RIGHT" foot.....it more ways than one.  Since I can't even bear weight on my left foot that saying is appropriate. For the past ten days this is the view I look at most of the day and often times during the night as well.
Ten months ago I severely sprained my ankle while recovering from my Right foot surgery---yes---a KLUTZ  I am.. No doubt about it.  It took four months of not healing to do further tests and I had damaged my main tendon coming off the ankle. After two surgeries cancelled due to illness I finally was able to have it done successfully on the 15th.
I have a cast on under this ace wrap and cannot bear any weight at all until the cast comes off and the stitches come out on the 30th. The hardest act is actually getting up and down in the chair, the commode or the bed........yikes.                                                                                                            
 
 This is my only mode of transportation.  I am getting to be more of an expert now that I have had it over a week.  I have to admit I have scuffed up the walls a bit.....turning corners has been a little tricky......and am guilty of running over one of our cat's tails.  Poor Callie screeched for her life and I felt like crying.  She insists on lying in front of me when  I am trying to get around.  I think she is worried about me and I have not been giving her her usual amount of daily affection.
Shelka loves to cuddle up on my pillows and won't let the cats near me....she is so jealous.


 The past two days I have been able to wean down off of some of my pain meds and hope to continue to do so.  They make me so sleepy.  I haven't been up to doing much but sleeping and watching a lot of cooking shows on TV.
I have managed to read the HUNGER GAMES series...three books in all...I started the second one right before surgery.  I have had lots of nightmares and 'hallucinations' from my drugs. My daughter pointed out that the books I was reading most likely contributed to a lot of the horror in my dreams.
Ha

I just started this new one Yesterday and love the story telling....The Book Thief.....if you haven't read it....it is worth picking up soon.  I hope the movie is still out in theaters when I am able to walk around.
My goal for this weekend is to start working on some 
repurposed books for the nurses and drs who took care of me.

This is my FAVORITE NURSE----Mr. P.  He waits on me hand and foot and agreeing  with our lovely grandchildren....Opa is the Bestest.  His hairdo here is the result of 'beauty parlor'  treatment here:
I hope your January's have been less stressful and full of family and friends.




4 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my! That does not look like fun. Although my friend had a lot of fun riding her scooter all around campus when she broke her ankle.

Get better soon!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Oh, poor you. I wish you fast healing, and as tiring as it is, rest is best.
I'm just over half through 'The Book Thief', and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Truly a wonderful piece of work.
I also enjoyed the 'Hunger Games' books. And they are making masterpieces of the movies too. I wonder if they'll be able to do the same for 'the Book Thief'. So often, the movies fall short.
I hope you feel better soon. Speedy healing and enjoy the book.

111 LaLa Lane said...

Ahh, CatieAn, feel better soon. Hope all heals well and you're back on your feet before you know it. I've been looking for a good book....think I'll check out your selection, "The Book Thief". Take care!

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear about your injuries. It looks like you have a great group of supporters. Here's wishing you a quick and pain free recovery.
Sharon