Friday, November 16, 2012

Cabin fever

It's been just over 4 weeks and I have severe cabin fever. I had been extending my walks but on the day I was supposed to start weaning off two crutches I ended up in severe pain despite not even venturing up the steep driveway so I haven't been up since apart from a sort walk.

I have possibly left the house 7 times since the op, possibly less. I am certainly developing sympathy for my tropical fish but at least they have company. It's a sad day when someone is complaining about work and you envy them. My sister has been my chauffeur to take me and A to get the groceries three times and we have coffee while he shops so yay for her. I've been out for brunch twice and to Mega Mitre 10 once (coffee was involved) and two dog walks so I was wrong, I've been out 8 whole times.

The evening walks in Cornwall Park haven't eventuated because S has been working late so by the time he's had dinner it's too dark. The dog gets out more than me!

I burst in to tears today because there wasn't enough time to go and collect some plants before S left for a long run in the Coromandel. It's a bit tragic when the proposed highlight of your day is a drive over the harbour bridge. It's even more tragic when missing out on it feels akin to missing a trip to Disneyland.

So my advice to anyone post THJR would be a) don't live down a steep driveway and b) make sure you have plenty of people available to help you get around.

There was nearly a disaster the other day when the fish heater seemed to be not working. Normally it would be a quick trip to the pet store but not when you're becalmed. It means hoping someone will get home in time to get to the store before it closes. In the end the heater was fixed thanks to Dr Google but I've got everything crossed that we don't have a repeat over the next three days, that none of the boys get sick and that the gas doesn't run out on the stove and that no other minor inconvenience occurs that becomes a major when you're not mobile.

Right time for a change of scenery. I'll move from the sofa in the lounge to my bedroom.

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