... To crutch or not to crutch -- that is the question!!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Ok -- so here's the deal ... My surgery is scheduled for Monday the 14th and the time is clicking away rapidly... The o/v with the doc was uneventful with the exception of the discussion of "crutches" -- and how I was going to utilize them -- dare I say benefit --- from their use as I recuperate since I am advised that there will be no weight bearing for at least 6 weeks (-12 total) -- on the left foot. So, I make a pact with my brother, Dave, before we go for the o/v to have the doctor put me in a cast or something (note to self: stupid idea as they were going to do that anyway, we find out) thereby effectively eliminating the need for crutches since I am somewhat (ok -- a lot!!) klutzy!!! Naahhhhhhhh -- that didn't happen... Dave begins to request something other than crutches as per our "pact" when the doc recommends a walker instead of crutches..... Deafening silence enters the room .... A WALKER????????????? LIKE OLD FOLKS USE????? ??? Oh my GOD!!!!!!! I quickly regroup and tell Dave I'll take the doc's suggestion and meet with the physical therapist and learn how to walk on crutches properly -- "cool I say" with a mouthy grin!! "Great idea!!! Shoulda thought of this myself!!! " Dave looks at me quizically -- because this is not going according to the pact!! Here's the blessing: it's amazing what constitutes as a great motivator -- especially when vanity and a woman --- is involved!!
Besides, as I think of it, I'm too young to use a walker!! lol CRUTCHES IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!