I feel so predictable, but it’s been almost 4 weeks and I am SICK SICK SICK of my stupid foot and the stupid bandages and the stupid boot. I thought I was going to prepare and be smart and not mind at all, but nooooooooo. I’m just like every other patient
My doctor tricked me, sort of, he told me last week that at my next appointment he might be changing the rules. And I had visions of total recovery, running marathons, and so on. No, he just took out the stitches and said maybe, if I was very good, I could take a sitting down shower without bandages on Sunday night. And then bandage it up again. BOOOO! Of course, now it’s two days later and my foot is starting to really feel itchy and the no-bandage-shower that I was so scornful of is very very appealing. Dumb doctor, predicting how I will feel about things before I know how I will feel.
Okay, positivity practice! 5 good things, and I am publishing them on the blog so they will feel really really true.
- My Mom tucks me in every night! Why did I ever stop letting that happen? I was a fool. Anyway, it’s hard for me to manouver with the stupid surgical boot, and after a day in bed my sheets are in such an uproar I can’t sleep. So every night my mom straightens the sheets and everything and then folds them back and plumps the pillows, and I get into bed, and she pulls them up under my chin and kisses my forehead and turns out the light, and I sleep and sleep and sleep
- I am building spatial reasoning skills. It’s kind of like playing “the floor is lava”, if you weren’t allowed to leave your little bed island, so I have gotten very good at stuff like sliding a book along the floor until it nudges the dropped phone to just within my reach.
- I don’t have to clean up after the dog when he has an accident, because I can’t bend that way
- My parents can’t get frustrated with me for hiding in my room and spending the weekend in bed, because I can’t do anything else.
- And of course, after all of this I will have a fixed foot.
Okay, 5 good things! So it’s not all horrible after all.