Two weeks ago tomorrow my life changed. The Man and I went from a totally independent, active couple to two people that sit around watching TV and trying to coordinate when our son will be home so he can help the Man get me up the 5 stairs that go from our laundry room to the outside landing. Today was one of the days we were able to get outside. Usually we are out for an hour or so. Today was different The Man pushed me in my "kayak" several blocks to Walgreen's to buy of all things heavy duty pads so I don't pee down my legs several times a day. I've been told frequent urination is common after surgery to rid your body of all of the built up fluids. Frequent is one thing, 5 times a night on a walker is a totally different story. I will say this is finally starting to subside but I take no steps with out my Wonder Woman pee shields!!!!!
As a treat we were going to stop at a local restaurant and have a drink and sandwich on the patio. I was pretty excited since this was my first outing. But, disappointment was right around the corner as we discovered they were closed for the holiday.
Back at home I had a glass of wine and some chilled grapes and watermelon (much better for me than the Rum and diet with a club sandwich and fries I had my heart set on. Finally, it was time to come in and honest to goodness I had to take a nap! A nap I tell you! In the lazy boy propped up with pillows and covered with a quilt. Now come on! This was at 330 this afternoon. So here we are at 630 on Labor Day watching Wheel of Fortune! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I want my life back!
I am feeling better and make an effort to get dressed and put on make up everyday. Most days it's must my Mom and the Man around but it does make me feel better. I made a deal with my Mom. She is going to polish my toe nails (I still can't bend down that far and the Man said he drew a line on that one) and I'll do her finger nails. Sounds like a win-win to me.
I am trying to get my creative juices flowing. I think besides manicures this week will also hold some sewing. A bit of up-cycling if you will. I'll let you know how that works out.
Have a good week and make sure you put each foot on solid ground. You can totally trust me when I tell you that a foot in mid air = a solid thud on the ground!
My picture was taken today so I thought I'd share it with you. Remember Shhhhhhh!! I'm really in my shiny red kayak cruising on the lake.
Because I had a nap and I'm feeling a little adventurous I thought I would try linking up to Visible Monday and Monday Mingle