|Bill (with the hat and blue sweater) checking out at Food Lion supermarket this morning|
Off to the local supermarket store again today folks. Usually I go shopping at least three times a week, sometimes more. I always drive. I take Bill with me, he sits in the passenger seat and waits for me in the car while I shop. But now with my healing leg, Bill gets out of the car and pushes a cart.
I had given him a list last night for shopping today. I wanted to go, just to get out of the house (I've been housebound for about five days now), but I didn't want to put Bill through the tiresome ordeal of getting me in the car, then out of the car (he has to lift my leg, I can't). Then follow me around the store while I shuffle along on my walker. However, I do go faster these days but anyone using a walker goes slow as you know because I know most of you have at one time or another been behind someone like me on a walker. And don't tell me that someone like me on a walker hasn't annoyed you. Well, I try to alleviate the pain of regular folks who can walk by going to the store early in the morning, like we did this morning. This works for the most part but there were a couple of shoppers who seemed annoyed with me and my walker. I.DON'T.CARE.
These days I shop for food that has a high protein content. I'm told by my health care workers that eating a lot of protein will enhance my healing process. And folks, I want to heal . . . . fast.
|Getting "Pom" high protein drink. Our local supermarket is starting to reflect it's more health conscious customers. Yes!|
So how am I doing? I still don't trust myself to walk unaided without a walker. I do not want to fall again and set myself back on my healing process.
My home health care worker visited yesterday and said it won't be necessary for them to come back again. I signed the discharge papers. I have to say they were wonderful. Many good things are coming out of this accident I've had with my leg. I've discovered how wonderful home health care is. I've also discovered how vulnerable I am (and you all are) when you lose the use of just one of your legs. You do that folks and you're down and out. You can't drive which means you can't get to the doctor or shop. Luckily for me I can get around on one leg thus I don't have to use the portable toilet that the hospital checked me out with my walker last month. That contraption is up in my attic. Who knows, we may need it in the future. One never knows a this fact is especially true now since what happened to me and how fast my life changed.
I look out the windows and see the daffodils blooming. I won't be able to go out and touch them or take photos of them because my walker doesn't work so well on our grass.
Oh wouldn't I love to take a walk back in the Oyster Rocks development right behind us on a gloriously sunny day like today. However, it is not to be. I am housebound again after a very successful trip to the local supermarket.
It's good to be alive folks.