The past 2 weeks…

The past two weeks have been…..surreal

After my fall and my right foot got swollen (which turned out to be NOT JUST a sprain but a bone fracture instead), moving around and doing everyday things have been THAT MUCH HARDER

The first week was the hardest…

Coming to terms with my current condition was…….difficult…….

Tears were no strangers the first few days when I’m stuck in bed/in my room/indoors NOT being able to go outside, NOT being able to walk the dog, NOT BEING ABLE TO WALK

Forget walking, even STANDING is no longer something I can easily do… All thanks to my cast…

Although it is possible to balance on one foot…It’s not easy…Especially when you have to support your whole body weight on just one foot. Damn Tiring!

Thankfully, I’m not that heavy to start with…

ANOTHER thing that is even MORE tiring is to HOP on one foot when I have to move around…so here comes in the crutches…

Trust me…Crutches are NO FUN when you actually NEED them…

So while Left-Foot Right-Foot Left-Foot Right-Foot is how we normally walk, I’ve had to adapt to Left-Foot Crutches Left-Foot Cructhes

And since both my hands are used to hold onto the crutches-that-supports-my-weight-and-allows-me-to-move, my hands are unavailable to do much else…That means I can’t even carry my own glass of water when I’m leaving the dining room to the get to the kitchen…

I hate that.

So I thought, maybe I can just use one crutch? That way at least ONE hand is available…

Again, NOT THAT EASY!

With just one crutch, it’s not much different than no-crutch-at-all…all the weight will be supported on my good foot and I am off-balance…which has caused me to almost topple over a few times…like one time when I tried to carry some dishes to the dining room. Thankfully I caught my balance in time, else I’d have been soaked with CURRY!

So basically, yea, I can’t move without my crutches…

The only way my hands are free (like when I’m typing this post) is when I’m sitting down with my right foot propped up on a chair or something cos I’m not allowed to “step” on it…

Also, the cast MUST NOT get wet…so how I manage to bath everyday (which I do! so no wise-cracks on how I haven’t bathe in 2 weeks), I leave to your imagination…

The second week was the most challenging…

I finally went back to work after my extended medical leave the whole first week after my diagnosis…

One, it was a challenge to go up/down the stairs to work…It was personally my BIGGEST challenge…I could not imagine how I could possibly go up THREE flights of steps ON MY OWN without any help from anyone…Just me and my crutches…This was why, last Monday, on the way to work for the first-time in my current state, I was overwhelmed and if it weren’t for the make-up, tears would have been shed…

But on that day, I learnt that your family will always be there for you even when the rest of the world has abandoned you

Together, after almost toppling over once, my bro and I found a way to maneuver the stairs…and although I’d have been A LOT HAPPIER if I didn’t need anyone’s help and can walk up/down the stairs ON MY OWN TWO FEET…I’ve had to realize that that is NOT possible

Two, facing my colleagues after a long break and not exactly feeling my best then or looking it either, was another challenge…It was my first appearance in public

I’ve had to brave the staring eyes and smile even though what I really felt like doing was to yell at them to STOP STARING!!!!

I’ve had to entertain the “what happened to you?” “how are you?” “does it hurt?” questions they throw at me when what I really wanted to do was tell them “NO comment so SHUT UP…”

Yes, people, I do not enjoy the Q&A sessions especially when they are just curious questions and not actually asked cos they actually cared!

But my colleagues weren’t all THAT bad…I have to give them credit…some have been pretty helpful…without their help to carry things around for me, I’d probably never have been able to get any work done…and as of the end of the week, I have successfully completed all work on two clients’ accounts…so Thanks Colleagues…=)

And last Wednesday, if you guys remember, was my appointment at the Specialist Unit…The one where I’d hoped that the doc would let me go home WITHOUT needing a cast anymore…

Well, I got good news and bad news

The bad news is that there has not been any change to my condition…
My bone is still fractured

So I still have to wear a cast…
For the next five weeks!!!!
The next appointment is 18th JULY!
That’s one month away…

*Sigh*

And the good news?

Well, not exactly good news FOR ME but since Arch and May and AmoiDewa and some others have requested to sign my cast two weeks ago, to which I told them was not possible since it was a semi-cast…

i.e. Only the bottom part is cement and then wrapped up in bandage or whatever-you-call-that-thing

Guess what?

My cast has been “upgraded” to this.

FULLY CEMENT CAST!!! &^$#%^&^%#@!!!!!!

So…

You guys still wanna sign?

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25 responses to “The past 2 weeks…

  1. take heart…. means u dun need to work! gaji buta! hehe…

    ahhh… i was in one of those when my bone crack while trying to return a smash. 3 months no running.

  2. mar, maybe you can try guling guling to the place you want to go.. (at home la) hehe.. ok.. lame and stupid joke, my bad. think you have no choice but get a good rest nursing your leg la 🙂 stop thinking about work 1st. priority is your leg.

  3. look! mar got new foot case! Yeay! ehehehe… relax la mar. i think u shud stop wearing shorts 4 the time being…or else after 5 weeks, u`ll face another problem..”KAKI BERBELANG”

  4. Zewt,not gaji buta leh…I still go to work maa…U mean AFTER the cast is taken off still can’t run/do “heavy” stuff with my feet?…*sigh*…I have this whole plan in mind to celebrate my “freedom”…involves walking much…hmm…

    M,huhuhuhu…ya lor…no futsal…=((((

    Bong,correction,its my foot,not my leg…well,I’m trying…not going anywhere this 5wks except home-work-home…can’t exactly not think abt work since I am employed…heh.

    AmoiDewa,I only wear shorts at home…so no sunshine…no prob.;p Actually,maybe aft 5wks,I’m gonna get me a pair of those stilleto boots…my foot kinda used to the boot concept. LOL. =p

  5. Y dont u upgrade ur current foot cast into “stilleto foot cast”? cool wat? atleast u can hobble in style..!eheks! huhuhuhuh

  6. Bong,why? x believe ah?
    Haha…its a thought…wonder if I will go thru wit it…hmm…

    Amoi,haha…I’ll pass…thanks anyways.LOL….

  7. Well…can’t expect to have MC for one whole month ++ maa…is that possible? I mean,is that really possible?

    Well,no more futsal…huhuhuhuhuhuhuhu….

  8. hey cool blog…its me d’fish (Malaysian Mind), oledi change to new site now.. (Shaky Fish)…hehe change of wind la…. time to go global now..

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    cheerz n keep blogging!

  9. oh no Mar.. it sucks being handicapped.. i’m really sorry to hear what you have to go through.

    Stay Strong girl, just like you said to me.

    Really hope and pray you get better soon. Take care!

  10. d’fish,
    Thanks…and thanks for droppin by! =)

    drumsticks,
    yea…does suck…TOTALLY…and i jz realised that next month is no guarantee that it’ll be “cast-off” either…it will all depend on how the xray goes then…pls pray that my foot will be totally ok then and can “cast-off” then k? Thanks…=)

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