|My bedroom, where I spend most of my days now|
I'm settling into a new routine while my leg heals. I would love to start posting again about my trip to California this past January, which seems so long ago now. But I'm just not in the mood for that frivolity and lightheartedness yet. I hope you can all forgive me.
My new routine consists of a combination of moving around our house here on my walker (my new "friend") and bed rest with my leg elevated.
|My "friend" and lifesaver, The Walker|
Every other day I take a sink bath. This morning was Sink Bath Day. I have to tell you that I'm managing quite well shampooing my head in the sink, something I don't think I ever did before in my life.
Yesterday Bill and I cleaned my wound and changed the dressing. Tomorrow the home health care worker cleans my would and changes the dressing. She also will do that this Thursday and the following week. Bill and I do it on Sunday.
After I take one of these sink baths, I am exhausted and I have to lie down on my bed for at least an hour. I usually just lie there or call a friend on FaceTime (which I did this morning) to talk (not be alone) and gather my strength back.
Today the weather is mild outside. I saw a couple of sparrows checking out my turned over bird baths. I asked Bill to set up the bird baths. This is a springtime chore I usually would do if I didn't have this bum leg.
Last night I watched three episodes of "Downton Abbey." Oh how I love that show. So peaceful and relaxing watching all that class drama. Just what I need at this time of my life, at this time of my convalescence. I have other Netflix DVD's but they contain violence and I am definitely not in the mood for any more violence especially after the violence done to my leg from the fall and subsequent operation. I don't need to see any more limbs damaged.
Yesterday I took advantage of Panera Bread's Rapid Pickup.
I have an app on my phone which I can place an order with Panera Bread and just stop by and pick up the bagged order. Of course I couldn't go out myself so Bill went out and picked it up. I need a lot of protein now for my surgery to heal properly (and fast). This broth bowl of free range chicken, lentils, quinoa and miso broth, kale and other veggie goodies.
|Panera broth bowl as advertised - delicious!!!!!!!|
The broth bowl looked just like the ad and was very easy to order. I just ordered it with my iPhone app, paid for it and Bill picked it up on a shelf at Panera Bread. Didn't have to talk to one human being. Some businesses just know how to operate and Panera Bread is one of them. My body said "Thank you! Thank you!" after eating this delicious broth bowl.
I normally would make something like this myself but it is such an effort for me too cook in the kitchen now. My leg needs exercise but just "walking" from my bedroom to my bathroom and kitchen is more than enough. And I could never make this dish for the $8.69 that it costs. In fact, I'm getting hungry just talking about it. I'm going to order more today, in fact I think I'll order two of the broth bowls and just put them in the refrigerator and heat them up for dinner tonight and tomorrow night.
I won't be getting out of the house until Wednesday when I have my appointment with my orthopedic surgeon doctor. My staples are starting to itch. And I would love to bend my left leg, just once.
Time to catch up on a couple of my favorite bloggers then lunch then my daily afternoon nap.
I'm still here folks, coping. One day, I will be back to normal. And oh will that ever be a happy day for me. I have a new appreciate for normalcy and life in general.