Oh to do the things I normally do.
Who would’ve thought that I would miss tasks like loading the washing machine and dryer! However, I’m sure that with a bit of adaptation I could manage to do at least something other than fall down the side of the toilet?
Here’s my wish list. I will cross things off as I achieve them!
Go to the loo – without fearing for my life Make a cup of tea Make myself a sandwich Do some washing up (even if I realise afterwards that I’ve used the sponge that’s used to clean the dog bowls out) Get dressed in something other than tracksuit bottoms Be able to get into my wardrobe and chose what I want to wear without having to plan a military operation Be able to put my knickers on without swearing or pulling a muscle Realise that I’m actually not superhuman and need to rest and not feel guilty about it Load the washing machine
- Drive the car (that’s a long way off)
Tackle a flight of stairs – even if it’s on my bum Learn to tackle the outside steps on my crutches – so husband no longer has to half carry half drag me back into the house Stop feeling envious of my friends leading their normal happy lives Let go of the fear. It’s a bloody plaster cast….not an angry alligator clamped to my leg (although it feels like it at times)
- Cook a meal for the family.
Stop worrying about what will happen financially. Realise that this is a temporary situation. This will pass. I will walk on two legs again. Lay to rest the fact that I may not be able to wear high heels and glamorous shoes again….not that I have in the past 5 years anyway. I’m a Skechers girl though and through! Create another page on this blog listing all the useful tips that are being passed my way by others in the same situation.