I have to say that I am done with the ankle. I think of myself as a strong person and I can take pain (heck, I deal with my back pain on a daily basis). But not being able to accomplish anything this week is driving me nuts. Not to mention the hobbling is creating all kinds of new muscle aches.
Everything I have done is an adventure this week and it takes me twice as long. Heck, just picking up milk from the grocery store yesterday was a 15 minute process. Yes, I eyed the motorized cart, but decided the regular shopping cart would hold me up just fine. Yes, I am stubborn. I have a hard time asking for help and letting my guard down. This week has been a lesson in gratitude.
I have also been thankful for everyone that held a door open for me, never knew how challenging a door can be. The kindness of strangers is amazing. I am glad this is a temporary bump in the road but one I will remember when I see a person on crutches or anyone that needs a little extra help.
My husband and children have been wonderful this week and I am lucky to have them in my life. My husband deserves a medal this week! I am usually a stoic patient, but this week I have been cranky…yes people I do have a cranky side…LOL! My husband has gone the extra mile and I am lucky to have had him by my side for 20 years. We are hitting our 15th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks and he is a fantastic husband, father and friend.
So a big thank you to everyone from my family, friends and co-workers for helping me out this week.
Hope to see you back on the running side real soon!