|Another Gimpy Update
||[Dec. 19th, 2005|09:35 am]
So I just got off the phone with my favorite nurse at my Doctor's office.
The jist of the phone call: "She said you would be able to walk? Oh dear me no! But you're doing everything right -- these things take time to heal"
To which I say "Oh Good! I was afraid that sitting on my ass was somehow making it worse" and also "Oh phooey. I want to be able to WALK god damn it." Which is more to say "I would like to be mobile enough to bring myself a glass of water from the kitchen to the living room -- not to mention the FOOD problem."
She also agrees that my foot was twisted. How else would you explain yellow curb-marking paint on the INSIDE of the boot for my left foot.
So, um yea. Now to call my car insurance company and call back security at school and my science prof and my advisor. I'm not happy that the online director is NOT working on the school website -- which is preventing me from just e-mailing these people...
This is also an interesting study in accessibility. Too bad I'm missing that "final" right now (It's basically "presentations" and discussion.) Yea.
So, is it too soon to start teasing you about Using Your Parking Brake? Or maybe even Popping Your Transmission Into Park Or Neutral?
No, no it's not...
If nothing else it's a good moral tale about the evils of finals-week sleep deprivation. Next semester I will be getting stuff done EARLY.
Ah, I see. Finals week. This can be equated with Running Into A Gas-Station Concrete Post In My New Car A Week Before My Wedding. Blargh. My mind was officially "Elsewhere."
Heal quickly, and heal well. Crutches suck; you will get used to carrying liquids in bottles in the pockets of your cargo pants, or in a backpack, around the house. :P
get yourself a bottle of water with a small neck; it'll be easier to grip while still holding onto a crutch than a glass will, and if it falls there's no mess.
for food i recommend having someone help you stick things in tupperware containers. again, no mess if you can't hang on.
Thanks for the tips! I was starting to come around to the tupperwear idea on my own, and I'm thinking of emptying out my purse and using it to carry stuff around the apartment in. It's not like I need my keys and wallet in there while I'm just at home...
I usually got some kind of tote bag and put it around my neck to carry stuff in. That way, it stays in front of you and doesn't interfere with the crutches (though it does look silly).
If you don't think you have something appropriate (other than your purse), I could lend you mine for a few days.
I know the idea of rubbing anything on your foot is probably painful. But, we DID just make some cool Wound Healing Salve this weekend. I'd be happy to try to get some to you, if you'd like.