Sunday, July 28, 2013

Life is Rolling Along


These are my new wheels.
What time I am out of bed moving around, this is how I roll!  I have 3 weeks over of broken ankle/leg time - 5 weeks to go.  I have good days and bad days.  This past week I had more bad days than good. I am hoping that this coming week will be all good days.

Things I miss being in a wheelchair:
1.  Going into my closet to pick out my own clothes
2.  Being able to take a shower without it being a major ordeal with wrapping up my "boot" in plastic, getting the shower chair in the shower, etc....
3.  Cooking!  You would be surprised how hard it is to cook when you are sitting down in a chair. It takes a lot longer and you need help to get things out of the top cabinets and pantry. Plus, the oven door does not like me in my chair.  I am a little afraid of it when I use the oven.
4.  Driving - I can't drive which is OK since I can't really get out of the house without help.  I still miss that independence.
5.  Going outside.  I can't really go outside any time I want because my door has a drop on the outside.  It's easy when I have help but not so much on my on. 

Things I appreciate about my chair:
1.  It is comfortable since I have to have my leg elevated all the time.
2.  It affords me the ability to get around.  I don't have to just stay in my bed,
3.  People have been very nice opening doors for me and offering to help.
4.  It allows me to go to my many doctor appointments.
5.  It lets me spend more time with my husband since he is the one who rolls me around outside of the house.  We have had many laughs and shared times with my chair - like the day (as he was talking) he rolled me to the trunk to put me in the car!  

So, we are all rolling along here and doing fine!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Broken Ankle and Leg - Oh MY!!

Rain

+
Deck Steps
Not my steps!
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Night time
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Waiting in the yard, with pouring down rain, and resulting in a broken left leg ankle in 3 places and a sprained right ankle!  Emergency surgery was 3 AM on Saturday morning, July 6th.

  8 weeks non-bearing, physical therapy, doctor visits - what a way to spend my summer! 

But, I am blessed.  It could have been a lot worse. 

St. Therese

St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore, and tell Him I will love Him each day, more and more.