Yesterday I ventured out with my walker. I had an appointment at my V.A. doctor's office. I was hesitant to take my walker (I didn't want to look like I was milking my injury) but my home health care worker said to definitely take my walker when I go out. She said "You don't want to fall and cause another injury which will set you back." Yes, I definitely don't want do that. I have a couple more months to go until my leg heals completely and I sure as hell don't want to go backwards. This healing process is taking long enough as it is.
My visit with my V.A. (Veteran's Administration) doctor went well. He gave me some good information about my injury and orthopedic doctor's in general. He said my leg injury is not uncommon and should heal completely which gave me peace of mind. Sometimes a crazy thought goes through my head that I'll be on a walker the rest of my life and unable to walk down stairs or do a hundred other every day physical activities that most everyone else takes for granted.
After seeing my V.A. doctor, we were on Rt. 113 so I suggested to Bill that we go down to Millsboro and B.J.'s Wholesale so I could stock up on groceries. I didn't want to put Bill through the stress and aggravation of trying to figure out what I wanted. Of course this meant that I would have to hobble around the vast expanse of the B.J.'s Wholesale warehouse on my walker.
Let me tell you folks, that store is BIG when you're shuffling along on a walker. Wow. I was exhausted after we finally finished shopping. What usually takes us about fifteen or twenty minutes took a good hour. Poor Bill, he had to push the cart (I always push the cart) and he had to slow walk behind me. But I got a lot of good shopping done including buying some really good-looking beef for beef stew. My health care worker says I need a lot of protein and I've been hankering for some homemade beef stew, which I make pretty good.
Today, between twelve and one o'clock "Cynthia", my home health care worker of the day, comes by for my twice a week visit. My staples com out today folks! Can a real shower be far behind?