I've given the new cast a test, and disobeyed orders by putting weight on it *before* seeing the physio (OK OK I know, but I'll explain myself in a moment). Whereas yesterday using the crutches hurt as much as using the ankle, now it has evened up and both hurt equally. I had no idea how hard crutches are to use, my arms kill, and my other leg is getting a *lot* of work compensating for not being able to get up/down from chairs using both sides equally lol.
The things we take for granted. I now REALLY appreciate my health. And my ankles - I have a newfound respect for ankles. They are clever things, and very useful, and I am really glad mine don't have to be anything more than temporarily supplemented by these grey metal things.The children seem to be taking things in their stride I guess. It is very funny, and lovely, watching Daddy being Mummy. I am making a concerted effort not to "help" (um, interfere) and to let him do things his way. He is such a fantastic parent, and he is taking good care of me. I even got discounted flowers from the shops when he went to get food (yes, he is managing children, and shopping, and food, and all those things I take over automatically without anyone ever thinking about it).
Oh this baby, and these lovely little ones. They might not be very careful of my foot, but they are happy funny little souls and it's a joy to have them near me.I feel so blessed too, as friends have made sure my stay on the sofa is as comfortable as possible and relieved by some crafting. The post brought wool, a crochet book (and hook), a knitting booklet, knitting needles, more wool, a half bottle of comfrey and a beeswax candle. Love and wellwishes, prayers and support. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart, all of you.I have spent most of the day getting to grips with basic crochet, while Martin took the girls out to the park. Then Chris came and fixed up wireless so I can use the computer from the sofa - though it is slow and clumsy. So I am feeling, mostly, very grateful for friends. :)