Being housebound, crutchbound and mastering the flamingo fighting stance has led me to discover a few things.
One, I MISS STUFF. I miss having two legs. I miss balance. I miss sleeping without the brace, where waking up to pee at night is a whole new bag of tricks… I miss not having to watch the floor to make sure that my crutch won’t slide on something and send me flying. I miss going outside, but as mentioned before, I live up in a second story apt and it’s winter in Ottawa, hence… ICE. The second floor apt doesn’t freak me out, the stairs leading in and out of it do. I have braved it with others but never alone. Me leaving the apt now would be dumb anyways, as I am not a fan of ice and snow. Looking outside I see… Ice and snow. So I wait inside, for me to heal… or spring to come, whichever is first.
Two, I start thinking of things that I can do on one leg. I bet anyone that I would be a master hopscotch”er” for sure. I can imitate a flamingo pretty good. *(I wish it was summer, I would wear all pink and go out and stand on the front lawn.😀 Hehehe!) I can make chili, learned that yesterday, and I can wash dishes. (Both of those require some balance from the other leg, or a counter, whichever I find first.) I do a lot of hopping, and smashing of the floor with the crutches. I’m sure the boys in the apartment below HATE me right now. Ha!
Three, I am very concerned with what my body will look like at the end of this stint. For starters, I’m not using my right leg, but am overly compensating with the other. I don’t walk as much as I do cart myself around on crutches. I still eat as much but am moving a lot less… I figure that if I don’t do something, I’ll have one little hanging and deformed, weak right leg, a giant over developed left leg, giant chest and arm muscles and be able to walk around on my hands. Mmmm, that sounds hot!!! *(At least I’ll be able to do push-ups… Haha.)
Four, I am resourceful with crutches, like a monkey with a stick.😀 I have learned to think outside the box when it comes to turning off lights and grabbing things from far away. *(I think this is a bad thing though, although it does make my life easier, it’s leading me to be even more inactive. Great, I’ll be deformed and round… :P)
Five, what do I do with the Goodlife gym pass? I watch my bank account get lower by 30$ every two weeks. Do I keep the membership? Can I cancel it? I figure maybe I’ll use it when I start seeing a physio, or will I? (However keeping the membership would allow me to fix the freakish look my body will have after being on crutches for so long. Lol!) On a funnier note, I can’t even really get into my gym as it has a giant flight of stairs to get down to it… Yup, I should call them.
… and that’s about it for now… I am sure I’ll think of other things, I don’t have much else to do but think at the moment.
Oooh, maybe I’ll make a hopscotch thing in the dining room…