It’s not all bad

Today is Friday 4th November. 9 days since it happened. Now that I’ve made a decision about how to treat this horrible injury I feel a lot better. I’m getting my head around the situation and accepting it. I mean, what can you do? No point in crying over split milk, it’s done now and time to make plans and figure out logistics.

It’s also when you find out who your friends are.  I’m a very lucky girl that’s for sure. Friends have helped by taking my daughter to school for me every morning, bringing home made food round, a beautiful basked of yummy healthy snacks and magazines and beautiful shampoo and hand creme, flowers have arrived and cards….and I’ve actually had time to chat to friends. I’ve felt looked after and loved by those around me.

You can’t do much to begin with when you are NWB. So I’ve decided to jump in and enjoy this time. Books to read, Netflicks to catch up on, I’ve discovered Amazon drive, did you know you have unlimited storage with Prime membership!  Amazing!!!  I’m now uploading about 20 years of photographs to the cloud. So chuffed to have found free cloud storage. Got a recurring online shopping list, written linked in recommendations, designing a family photo album (I’m 2 years behind on this!!!)  I’m browsing vegan blogs and am totally sorting out my crappy diet. I’ve always been fairly healthy, vegetarian, but loved cheese and dairy and wine very much, but have also topped up my diet with lots of processed junk, crisps and pizza and that kind of thing. But now, all I want to do is heal my body, so I’m honestly craving fresh ginger, turmeric and green smoothies. It’s weird - something has changed.

I want to get better and as fast as possible. But I don’t mean I want to rush, I just want to give my body the BEST chance of getting everything it needs to repair and mend.  Sleep and good food and as little stress as possible. SO I’ll be patient, I’ll wait as long as it takes to heal.

Oh and Spotify - that’s great too.

I’m going to count the silver lings each day. Check out the great stuff that each day brings that I wouldn’t have even noticed in my normal life cos I was too busy rushing round.

This week my silver lings have been:

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tabithaguernsey  |  November 11th, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for post - I was so frustrated at first but as you say, I am beginning to appreciate so many more things that I simply did not have the time to before ATR. Where are you? UK? Tabitha

  • 2. vietzy101  |  November 11th, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Hello Tabitha, I’m in Reading, UK. Guessing Guernsey? What stage are you at?

  • 3. tabithaguernsey  |  November 12th, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Hello Heidi
    Yes I am in Guernsey. I am about 4 weeks post rupture, in a Vacoped boot. I’m unsure how much I should be doing/walking etc. I won’t be having physio until at least week 9.

  • 4. Stuart  |  November 13th, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Tabitha - weight bear as tolerated. Rest when and elevate when you need. It will hurt more at first so take it slower but then you body will adapt and it will hurt less. Use your crutches at first and increase the weight over a week or two until you do not need them. You can also stand at a table or bench and while holding on put more weight onto your leg. This is often better done first so you have and idea of how much before you try movement.

  • 5. tabithaguernsey  |  November 13th, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you Stuart. I may have overdone the walking with crutches over the last few days as very sore tonight - but will take your advice - take it slowly and build up.

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