I am stuck at home with a wannabe-but-I-won’t-let-it-be cold. Days like this are what I have to look forward to for the first few weeks after surgery. Staying at home because I won’t be able to drive yet, and having to be very careful not to do anything that could cause a dislocation, so I will have to keep myself busy. Physical therapy and exercises of course, but mental exercise too.
Reading, puzzles, TV and movies…those are mainstays. Maybe it will be a good time to finally work on some of the photo albums I’ve had good intentions about. Or maybe I will resurrect the novel I once started. It could be a great time to go through every single one of my knitting magazines and choose patterns I’d like to try.
Whatever I do, it can’t involve bending. Or cross-body movement. No crossing my legs….not at the knee, and not at the ankle. That one will be very difficult.
I’ll have an assistive tool to use for retrieving dropped items from the floor. It occurred to me today as I dropped an ice cube, that it might not work on everything. I picture me watching as the ice cube turns into a puddle and then throwing a towel down to sop up the water. Then my picker-upper tool could pick up the towel. Solutions to everything!