Today, Grumpy Trousers has gone out to the dentist so joy of joys, the very efficient desktop computer is free. Apart from the cat who was enthroned on the office chair. With a little encouragement she moved to alternative accommodation. Ok, the reality was ....."Gerroff that chair!" With a filthy look cast in my direction she yawned, stretched, stuck her nose and tail in the air and wandered off to the spare bedroom. In her own time. Cats!
So this is the before pic.........
and this is the after pic.......she looks much more comfortable don't you think?
Anyway, I digress. So, days 3 to 7 have been pretty much of a muchness to be honest. Waaaay to much sitting around waiting for painkillers to kick in, but it's necessary. Working through pain in the hope that it would just bugger off of its own accord doesn't work does it? It seems patience wins the day. Combined with Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. So if I'm planning an outing, I dose myself up, wait around half an hour then seemingly I'm good to go. My limitations of standing and walking about seem to be around 10 - 15 minutes for now. Not much, but better than this time last week.
Today, I'm having a lunch outing with my close friend B who is also a neighbour. She's also retired and we enjoy the occasional lunch and shopping trip. Seeing as she's just arrived to pick me up, I'll finish this posting later!
We had such a nice day! I haven't been very far for almost 8 weeks, and last weeks outing to the mall was really tiring and had to be cut short. Today, I survived much better so clearly I'm getting stronger. We paid a visit to The Range, which if you live outside the UK is one of those shops full of everything you didn't know you wanted! I came away with a bunch of silk flowers and some wallpaper samples. Bizarre combination of purchases I know, but I have eclectic tastes that are reflected in my shopping habits!
I'll do a separate posting about why I
I bought the silk flowers as my gift flower supplies have now stopped. I've kind of missed having flowers around so for the price of a fancy bunch from the supermarket that will last around 2 weeks, I got these from The Range. I wanted the big Hydrangea heads, and B helped me choose the rest. Looks rather cottage garden doesn't it?
So that was that. I got back in the car with my foot throbbing and my shoe feeling very tight, and off we went to a Farm Shop for lunch. I love farm shops; all the veg is tastier than the overpriced crap you get in supermarkets. The meat is straight off the farm so it's not full of hormones, antibiotics and water. It's all as it should be. B and I sat chatting, and generally having a great indulgent time over lunch for an hour, giving my foot a well earned rest, then spent a small fortune on farm shop goodies.
I have to admit I was glad to get home. I just wanted an ice pack on my foot but I had a great time and (almost) forgot my pain.