Having a broken leg can lead to some interesting changes in one's life. I have not had to rush about to any meetings or service items of late. Of course, "rush" is pretty much a zero probability feat anyway, it takes me several minutes to get to the bathroom!
I am trying to be as laid back as I can about everything, Husband keeps telling me he's sorry about how the kitchen looks (it's a bit cluttered at the moment, what with the stupid fridge dying, and needing to find things in the kitchen), and I want to bawl, making him have to do it. I am perfectly capable, I just CAN'T, because I can't carry anything to speak of, or stand.
Finally got to go outside on my own, my poor dog Rudee was nearly doing backflips in the kennel, and was nearly apoplectic when he wasn't allowed out to see me, reaching through the bars did NOT do it for him, he wanted some personal face time with me, so to speak!
I am getting dressed, which is ok, except that everything is slow. I have to have Husband help with goofy things, like putting on socks, and making sure the shirt actually goes down in the back. Trying to dress yourself while holding yourself upright on a walker is a challenge. But, I am getting dressed.
Our next door neighbor friend, who is a doctor, came over to check on me, (he helped get me to the house the day I broke my leg, and may have even gotten Husband to go get me to the hospital, that was a bit... hazy, I was trying to direct traffic on what was going on IN the house), which lead to me finding out information about my fracture that I either didn't hear, or didn't get in the hospital. (Or the dang drugs just pushed it out of my head...)
But, I had what is called a spiral fracture, if you look at the X-ray, it looks like a spear point where it broke. He went on to explain some of the details of what I should be doing, how best to exercise the muscles so I will not lose mobility (an important fact, since this is break two or three for that leg...), and just making sure that I am comfortable. I then asked him about Kohlrabi, a veggie he dearly loves. Next year's garden is going to have a lot more of those, let me tell you. We also found out he is still somehow connected to the military, he is not active, but if some major event would happen, he would be a doctor on call for burn victims and general doctoring. Things you learn about people. I had also thought he was really smart about arthritis, he was always giving me ideas and thoughts on how to make it easier for me to do things. Turns out, he has arthritis, too, in his shoulders. That, frankly amazed me.
I know that I have been fielding calls and emails to a) let everyone know how it's going and b) make sure people know what I do and don't need. However, if any of you break a leg, you will probably take narcotics. These tend to bind you up. Be aware, your poo becomes a major topic of conversation with lots of people! I think I have talked more about poo in the last week or so, than I believe I have in several months! And ya know, that isn't really my first choice topic of conversation, but I'll deal.
But other than falling asleep at random intervals, and needing to have everyone help with simple stuff, things haven't been too bad. It is a strange perspective, to slow down like this. I don't like the reason why, but you know, learning about how this works and how much I can, and can't do, has been good.
Now if I could just learn more patience...
(Insert laughter here...)