OMG! This house is quiet!!!
Elly has now resigned from nursing duties and returned to her Love Nest in Dublin. I was down there from Sunday to Wednesday afternoon. It worked well for several reasons… she had a couple of training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, it gave me the opportunity to try a long journey in the car with one stop for coffee and a walk before getting back in for the final hour. I was a little stiff when we arrived, but still had no pain. The area around Elly’s house is very flat and all roads and pavements are new (no pot holes!) I managed plenty of walking without the crutches and I also practised walking up and down her stairs PROPERLY.
Yesterday I went for my review at the Hospital. I walked in sans crutches and everyone was really pleased and amazed with my progress. I now have permission to start driving my car once more. Since it has a manual stick-shift, I need to practice a few exercises on the pedals first. The plan was to take the car out of the garage when we came home but the rain had other ideas. It is also Mid-Term holiday for the schools so very wet weather, hyper kids and harassed mothers are enough to put off the first run in the car for a day or two.
Next week. I will try it next week!
Everyone seems amazed at how quickly I got back on my feet. I think that knowing Elly had only a limited time available to help me, was the reason. If there was somebody calling everyday to help, then the need to push forward and try harder would not have been there. So Great credit must go to Nurse Hitler Elly, George, Niamh, Darragh and Lesley for the part you played in my recovery.
So what restrictions are still in place? I am not allowed to vacuum for another three weeks, never to cross my knees again or do any silly twisting.
But the good news is: I can ditch the pillow and have a toyboy between my knees if I want! 🙄
Now I will see you at 5pm…. if i can tear myself away. 😉