Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Adjusting to life with a cast...
Rescheduled for later in the day then went home to work (and be hungry, lol). At one pm I was back and ready to go. Went through the whole test, was red faced, sweating like a pig and puffing on my inhaler, then the guy informed me that the test didn't read my data. Arghhhh!! We rescheduled, again, and I dashed home to clean up before my doctor appointment.
My wrist has steadily gotten worse and frankly, I got tired of hearing my hubby ask, "shouldn't you see the doctor for that?", so I finally made an appointment. I arrive at the doctor's office and am ushered to a room to wait. When he finally came in, he poked and prodded then sent me down the hall for x-rays.
Who gets the idiot award??? ME!! I've been running around for three months with a broken wrist, BROKEN. Ugh! I've been working, cooking, lifting weights, etc... with a busted Ulna. Way to go, Chelle. So I am now safely ensconced in a cast. And hating it. Lol. If you know me at all, you know that I am fiercely independent. A broken wrist and independence are not mutually compatible.
I'm having to not only accept help, but ask for it, too. Oy! My daughter helped me the first couple days get it wrapped so I could take a shower... that's an adventure, lol. By the way, grocery bags are a bad choice. Lesson learned, lol.
Since I can't work in the kitchen, I've undertaken the daunting task of culling through my magazine collection... cutting out recipes and important articles then tossing the magazine. Sadie, however, had other ideas. She lays on my legs and bats the magazines out of my hand. Lol! It's been... fun. Hahaha.
One thing I've learned in this process is that my list of real resources has narrowed over the years and I have a much smaller pool of magazines I'll be subscribing to in the future (to my husband's relief, lol). What publications made the cut? Oxygen and Clean Eating (of course, lol), Muscle & Fitness hers, and Food Network. I'll pick up others off the stand as they appeal to me.
I'm also scrambling to get ready for the baby shower this weekend, Thankfully I've got Bethany to help. My big job today (other than to finish the magazines) is to create a timeline and accompanying lists so we can get everything done. I'm very excited that my backsplash will be ready! Bill and Jordan have been hard at work, and now it's just awaiting grout and sealing! Isn't it pretty?! Wooohooo!!!
Oh, and that metabolic test? Boooo! Went back Friday to do it again, and same results. It just won't read my breath. Bummer.
This week, I've got two sessions with Kayla. I really am loving Pilates, though it's incredibly challenging for me. It's like relearning your body and movement. But it's terrific at creating balance and proper motion. I can already feel changes in the way I stand, walk, and move. I'm hooked! Lol!
Ok... It's now taken me longer than I want to admit to, to type this post, lol. I've got to get back to my tasks... and hopefully I won't wack myself in the head with the broom today. Oy!
Posted by Chelle Stafford at 12:53 PM