This week I went outside three times and two of those times I was by myself. I know it sounds silly but it’s a big deal for me. I’m aware that I’m going to be back to work soon and I need to adjust to a new (much slower!) walking speed and to what exactly I can and can’t do!
So Ma and I did my food shopping on Friday. It was quite tiring even though we got the bus. It seems utterly ridiculous to be getting the bus to and from the shops instead of walking but I think this is how it’s going to be at least until the New Year!
On Saturday and Sunday, I went into Ealing to do a small bit of shopping and to go to the library. Which leads me to the ‘people are terrible’ portion of the week. I have a crutch and a special shoe but the number of people pushing, sitting in the seats assigned to those less able to walk and generally being terrible was a shock to me. When I’m fit, I always make for the back or top deck of the bus and offer my seat to people who need it more than I do. Not in Ealing over the weekend. People are terrible!
I’m getting back to normal, I haven’t yet resumed ironing (thanks Ma!) but I’m back to laundry duty, I changed my bed at the weekend with assistance and my foot and my balance is improved enough that I am back to showering every day. I even cleaned the bath this week. I never, ever thought that I’d be happy that I can do housework, but here I am!
This week also marked the return of Friday Night Pizza…
And a nice relaxed Sunday breakfast with MaI hesitate to say it but the only bad thing about this week was the dawning realisation that very soon, I’m going to be well enough to go back to work….