I don't mean to complain, honest I don't, but how many of you have ever lived with a cast before? Can I just say how awful, unpleasant, annoying, unbearable, bothersome, and irritating this is. Now don't get me wrong, as I said before I am over the moon with joy about my results but I didn't know it would be this hard!
How about playing a little game with me, won't you? Get in the shower with a very tight cut off any blood flow to your leg plastic bag, (I'm serious it's awful). Remember, you can't put your right foot down and you need to balance on your other foot and try to come up with a way to wash that foot you are standing on, all the while trying to make sure you don't fall over! Wow, I didn't think I would make it! In fact, I'm not sure I will ever shower again until this cast is off, lol!
I'm so glad my Pilates has paid off! You really need to be flexible while donning this hot pink thing. Despite all the hardships my sister and I have experienced this week we have had plenty of laughs. I can't tell you how many times she has walked in on me while both my legs were in the air, trying my damnedest to get my undies on! Oh, and then trying to get pants over the cast, that's been fun! There are more times than I care to count, on how many times my sister has wrenched my leg in doing so! These are some memories we will definitely be talking about for years to come!
Well, I needed to hop up and go to the bathroom and was faced with a toilet a kid forgot to flush. I was a little perturbed to say the least. Naturally I flushed it, right? Well it decided it didn't want to go down and it all started coming up on me. I screamed for my sister to come but she draws the line when it comes to OPP(other people's poop)! I threw my crutches down and bent over to turn off the water and almost went head first into the toilet! Oh, why me! Thank God I can find humor in most things and had quite an ab workout with our giggling!
I have to say that I don't use the "F" word, but this week my evil twin has been trying to get the best of me and tried so hard for me to say it. Now did you really think I meant that "F" word? Of course not, what kind of an Aunt would I be with Vivienne always around? I am referring to these "F" words.... Oh Fragglerock, Frito's, Fooseywhatsit, flapjacks, Farkle, Fig Newtons, firecracker and Floozy! Yep, just call me a sailor!
Yesterday we had to get out of the house before we lost it! And I'm pretty sure it was a toss up as to which one of us was worse. Yes, even Vivienne was included in that. We decided to drop off some bags at the goodwill and then run to the grocery store. My sister was just going to pop in and grab a few things but could tell by my expression that I needed to just get out and be around people. I said I'd just hobble slowly in there but to our surprise look what we found?
Never in a million years did I ever think I would be driving one of those! Here I am in all my glory! Amy and I have never laughed so hard! You know, you can't drive that thing and be inconspicuous! Every time you back up it makes this horrible beep beep sound. I had to put my leg up over the handle bars because of all the throbbing I was having. I noticed there were quite a few stares and several smirks and then it donned on me that I had forgotten that my husband wrote, "Tell Me I'm Hot" on the bottom of my cast. I had been driving all over that dam store with my foot in everyone's face. When we realized that I about died and almost fell off the scooter and Amy crashed into a little display shelf! No, don't worry we didn't attract any more attention to us with that, lol!
Wow, what an experience this all has been. Next week the kids get out of school on Tuesday and my in-laws are coming to pick them up and take them back to Nebraska. They will alternate between my family and Jim's family! Yippee for everyone!
They have been good helpers during all this but since Amy is leaving today, I think it will be much easier for me not to have to figure out places for them to go and ways to entertain them!
Well, my rear is beginning to get numb, so I better stand a bit!