As the regular readers of this blog will already know, this is kind of a big week in my imperfect little world. I was scheduled for the pulling of a failed tooth and an upcoming surgery I talked about in THIS post.
So while I’ve been fussing and worrying and preparing and trying to forget about everything upcoming by watching a little too much TV late into the night, (anyone else watching The Bachelor?) my dear friend Breida from the blog Breida with a B read thee post, and shot me a private message.
She included a picture of this weird little scooter thing and suggested I get one ‘just in case’.
At first glance from my phone, it resembled a motorized scooter you’d take downtown.
I imagined a little roof with a horn and flag and everything else that could possibly draw attention to the fact that I could no longer walk.
And then my imagination went into overdrive and pictured a kerchief on my head tied at the neck… complete with a cane to shake while yelling out a big hello to my son in front of his place with a big, toothless grin! Oh he’d so appreciate that.
Can one get banned from street sidewalks? Guess that’s one way to find out.
Then I gave the scooter a 30 second glance of real time and noticed one big difference. It was a KNEE scooter that enabled you to coast around freely without hobbling around on crutches.
And then I worried I may actually need it. So I investigated and found a used medical rental place in my own town, and rented this baby for a month the very next day.
Practising was a must of course. Once it was home, I hopped on that bad boy, plopping my phone into the basket (to feel more authentic) and sped circles around the kitchen island entertaining the cats.
As you can see, they were thrilled…
Sorry to interrupt your naps guys. I eventually got tired and dizzy and joined you.
It’s a cool little gadget! Although I’m not sure I will need it, and I really hope I don’t, at least I feel prepared in case I do! And I can even scoot over for my own mail down the road.
Not quite as cool as the bike trails but it may do in a pinch, EH? Time to look for a kerchief and cane for provided neighbourhood entertainment at the very least…
Yesterday was the big dental day. While the extraction went flawlessly (thank goodness!), the healing is the most challenging part. Nothing a little over the counter tylenol and advil isn’t helping with though.
Being that my foot surgery is on Friday, and I don’t really know what to expect afterwards, today will be the last food stocking day for a bit. Yesterday I picked up some local homemade soup as well as a few other instant things and soft things to munch on over the next little while. I’m also making a big batch of homemade chicken soup too.
Anyway, life is certainly not Pinterest-worthy these days
So rarely is my life perfect anyway, and I’ve found I’ve quieted myself from the blog when I didn’t have anything beautiful to show or profound to say.
Perhaps real life as it transpires, journal style may be worth trying during this healing time… would that interest you?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a few last minute things to tend to.
…. so I can take in one of these to help calm down my jaw.
I love the way these guys think.
Any advice on any of this? Things to help get around? Meds that work but don’t do demolition on your system?