Good Morning


I dragged myself out of bed, telling my left broken leg to or move smoothly without the usual reminder that the bone was a jigsaw puzzle of steel. It reminded me but it was a short lived problem. The next obstacle was to stand in an upright position. Even that works, although at the third try usually. Depositing my mobile phone and iPad on my walker I arrived at the docking station to feed them with electricity and then I opene the blinds and saw snow. It was not very much, but enough to cast a sprinkling of white on everything. As I am confined to home at the moment, I can watch it develop through the window.

The next chore, being Monday, was to contact my doctor and make an appointment to have the stitches removed from my leg. It has been stitched togther in four parts and I will be glad when they are out. They are covered with a super shower proof plaster. The nurse said I should have them out this week as the longer they stay, the more difficult it is to remove them. On Friday I will be stitch free and the little black threads I can see under the plaster will be gone.

In the meanwhile I am now finishing my pain killing tablets. The next obstacle is to have a normal shower and wash my hair, but I cannot get into the shower and stand at the moment. Today a guy will be becoming with a selection of two chairs for in the shower and bath. Of course washing is not big problem, although complicated, but I have no good alternative to wash my hair.

I know, the only interesting part of my life at the moment is how to recover from a broken leg and all its problems.  I have even begun to watch the TV in the evening as I am too exhausted to read or play with my computer. I have noticed that nothing much has changed on the TV programmes and so I fall asleep whilst watching them.  I am even frustrated because I cannot use the vacuum cleaner or mop. Something is missing in my golden oldie life. Mr. Swiss tells me he will finish the kitchen floor when I am finished with the computer. He will be shopping this morning so I have to construct the menu plan for today and tomorrow

Otherwise I will be watching the snow melt outside to keep myself busy.

And now to hobble on to something else, although I am not sure what exactly. Keep safe, see you around and be careful where you tread.

13 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Wishing you well – just that!
    It’s snowing even here, outside of Paris – winter finally has come and found us. Best to stay inside in the warmth 🙂

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  2. You might have to go surfing the net for some more interesting content than television, maybe Ted Talks to feed the brain and cat videos to make you laugh. I have a handy little gadget that allows me to watch them on my television set so I can enjoy the larger screen. I really enjoy YouTube where I like to watch historic film footage and sometimes find documentaries that I haven’t seen as well as films about dogs, cats, trains, ships and old favourite television shows from the past.

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  3. We’ve had a shower seat since my heart stuff … three years now? I no long sit on it, but I use it when I need to wash my feet and it’s a great place to put all the stuff we use — cleaning gel, shampoo, conditioners, wash clothes. It is good, though when you really want to sit with the shower just pounding on your back for a while.

    Shower seats are a good idea along with a REALLY good slip-free mat. Garry and I have both taken nasty falls in the shower. As the years have gone by, I’ve gotten really paranoid about shower safety. You don’t have to be old to get hurt in the bathroom. It is THE room to break bones, probably because everything is hard. When you fall into the tub, you fall hard. Both Garry and I have torn ligaments and broken finger and toes in there.

    I’m still glad you’re up and around to be worrying about needing a shower chair!

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    • I have a seat in the bath as I can no longer sit in the bath because I cannot stand up again. At the moment I cannot stand without support and if I have a shower chair that problem would be solved, but as you say baths and showers are slippery places and I would still need help to get in and out. At least we have found a solution to wash my hair in the bathroom. I am really having to rethink my life. I did fall out of the bath once, no idea how I managed to do that. Think it was something about balance. The hospital did a check and found no big deal. Just chipped a bone in my back somewhere. Oh the problems of getting older. We used to talk about fashion, pop stars and what are you doing today. Now we compare the state of the body and how to preserve it.


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