This is my view from my side of the bed for the next six weeks. The clip on part comes off the sole of the boot when it’s time for bed at night.
My tiredness after the 9.5hr drive came out as tears when I lay in bed to sleep. The boot feels heavier when I’m tired and all I wanted was to lay on my side and sleep. I managed to turn, but it’s little things that will take getting used to.
Even our loo - I have no railings like I did in the hospital to assist me. Washing up yesterday, I used my left knee to rest against the cabinet under the sink to help balance as I stood and washed my face.
I’ve been looking up exercises I can do to strengthen my body (not only legs, but upper too) and have been watching YouTube videos about tips for crutches. I always used to wonder how people move around with them.
I need to also realize that what used to take me a few seconds to walk to the kitchen will take a bit longer now - as I build energy to move better.
Also, it was one thing having my hubby help me wash up in the hospital, but now that we’re at home - territory that I know well and I am myself in, it was a bit hard last night having to rely on him to bring me odds and ends I needed as I was in the bathroom.
I can hear my Mum’s voice telling me not to be stubborn.
Being independent, it’s hard for me to accept help but my Mum has urged me that this is the time to let my guard down and accept when people want to help - whether it be my hubby or our neighbours who have offered assistance.
Reminder to self: Rest & patience. 🙏🏼