I find myself imaging the worse, or thinking I don’t even need it, what am I doing this. The stress it puts the family under, I feel guilty over.
But then, I’ll do something ordinary, like Hoover a room, and BAM like a bolt of lightening, I will be reminded to why I’m doing it. Why I’m taking a huge leap into the unknown and risking what I have, for what could be…. It’s no easy decision.
This week has passed with ease, finally feeling on the up from a bout of laryngitis. We have rearranged our bedroom for ease, so I can easily get into bed and the bedroom if I have a walker (I’m aiming for crutches, as I’m a whizz on them)
I’m currently writing to do lists, packing lists (weirdly I never end up using most of the stuff though) and thinking ahead of what I need to buy.
So far I already have a grabber, useful for picking things up so you don’t have to bend. As for 6 weeks I will not be able to go past 90 degrees bending. This can dislocate the hip. (To be honest I rarely do now, same reason)
Then I have the life saving perch stool, which moves from bathroom to kitchen (via hubby) as it’s good for drink/food prep in kitchen, and for washing/bathing in bathroom.
And again for washing and bathing I have an over the bath board. So you can progress from perching and washing out the sink, to sitting over the bath and using a shower.
So what else do I need? A shoehorn, and sock machine? I’m not going to get them, as I do have help via husband and daughter, so I’m sure they will assist me.
My packing list is
- Comfortable clothing (sweatpants, loose shirts) – ( I arrive and leave in these)
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Tissues/ baby wipes/ mirror
- Phone and extra long charger
- Eyemask/ ear plugs (I use headphones though)
- Squash/ fizzy pop
- Boiled sweets or mints
- Stash of snack food just in case
And at home I will be trying to prepare some meals to freeze in advance, for hubby. Keep on top of the washing, housework as best as I can. And of course keep going with my exercises I’m doing. You can see them Here
These have helped massively throughout this recovery period, and I will continue to use them.