Try these seemingly mundane tasks that I can't do by myself:
- Fixing yourself anything to eat or drink
- Getting into the shower
- Shaving your legs
- Tying your shoe
- Feeding the dogs
- Driving anywhere
Here's the short list of what I can do all by myself:
- Go from the couch to the toilet and back
- Take my brace off and put it back on
- Use my laptop (assuming it's within my reach)
- Use the TV remote (same assumption as above)
- Recline in my new power recliner
- Eat what I can grab with the fridge open
I am starting to go a little bit nutty during the week with the isolation and lack of ability to do anything. I'm having a hard time asking for help. My friends and family have been busy with their own lives. They still have their normal obligations so I understand that they can't be waiting on me hand and foot.
I go see my surgeon tomorrow for the first time since my surgery. Hoping he has some good news in terms of increasing my activity and/or starting PT. I know I'm whining, and this will all have a happy ending. At least that what I'm praying for. Just sucks being in the throes of it right now. The weather has been gorgeous, I'd love to be outside a little and continue to be as active as I'm accustomed to being. Feels like I'm missing out on life but I guess this is my life right now. I need to just deal with it and know that it's temporary. I am thankful for my friends and family that are making this time a little more bearable for me. I know I'm not the most fun to be around lately.
Here's to finding the strength and patience to be OK.