The Life of a Cripple
Since my surgery on Wednesday, I have received lots of support from all y'all out in the blogging world! Comments, tweets, and messages have been sent and they've been greatly appreciated on myu end :)
These past few days have been spent on the couch with my let propped up on the mountain of pillows lining the cushions. Ice has been on my leg constantly, and so has the iPad.
Honestly, I've been so bored. The highlight of my day yesterday was getting to go sit outside for a few minutes. I'm in a prison where I can only use crutches and wheelchairs and can't do anything without assistance. I have to have help going upstairs. I have to have help going downstairs. I have to have help to go outside. I need people to get my ice and drugs for me. It's so frustrating not being able to do things for myself.
I wanted to take a shower today, but we weren't up for the challenge. Instead, my dad created a salon-like experience with the kitchen sink. I wheeled my wheelchair up to the sink and laid my head back as he shampooed and conditioned my hair. It felt so good to have clean hair!
And, today my wonderful friend came over! We were only allowed to stay in the front room because my whole family has the flu, but it was great. We ate soup and drank chocolate milk while looking at hairstyles on Pinterest. I curled and waterfall-braided her hair and she french braided mine. We listened to music and took pictures of each other.
We had a jolly good time playing around. It was sad to see her go, cause that meant back to the couch for me.
And that's how I will be for four months.