Who am I kidding the wildest thing is my life if my cheetah scarf or leopard shoes. Yep, here I am with my new best friend Mr. Walker. He is trusted to get me to the bathroom umpteen times a day and where ever I can manage to wander in my confined space. He also now has his own fashion pouch attached to the side. It has become extremely handy since I have to put all of my pressure on the walker to lift my weight up and off my leg so that makes carrying anything in my hands impossible.
What do you guys think should I jazz him up with a little leopard duck tape?
Yesterday we were invited to a Patriot Day pig roast. I wasn't sure if I would be able to handle it but decided to try as this was my first official outing in almost 3 weeks. It was held at my best friends house so I knew I would be surrounded by friends as close as family. I got through for a couple of hours and that was all she wrote. I meant to have the Man take some pics while we were there but, I guess I got so tired I forgot. After we came home and I sat in my much loved recliner I asked the Man to take some shots.
The reason I wanted pictures was not to show my glamorous self but, to show you this awesome sweater that I up-cycled earlier in the week. Every time I click on Pinterest I see the most wonderful long sweaters paired with leggings or skinny jeans. When I try to find out where to purchase these gems I find that they start at about $75.00 and rapidly go up. I found this sweater for $2.50 in the plus size department at the thrift. This is actually a great section to look for long tops and sweaters. I tried it on and decided that 3" would need to be removed from each side and almost two from the width of the sleeves. (I always forget to take the before photo so you'll just have to trust me!) 30 minutes later and wallah! I love it! I am sure it will be one of my favorite pieces through fall and winter. I have a few more packed away in storage that will be getting the same nip and tuck. My only regret is that I can't wear any of my boots. Not that any of them have spike heels, maybe 2" or so but, I'm only supposed to wear flats until I'm 100%. That's especially frustrating since I bought a beautiful pair of black, leather knee highs during the summer. What the heck $140.00 full price which ended up being $28.00 clearance and coupons at Carson's.
I still look at them and whisper sweet things so hopefully they will be as patient with me and not run off.
Now a bit about my recovery. So you can skip this part if you are already bored. I went to the Dr. on Thursday. Due to the conversations I had with my physical therapists I was sure he would put me on more pressure on the injured limb and would be starting on stairs Friday. To my amazement he was adamant that I was to stay away from stairs for at least another month. When I explained that my PT thought I would be starting stairs the next day he just shook his head and told me that she was used to dealing with people in their 80's and being to aggressive in her thoughts. He said that I had many years ahead of me and as healthy as I am he didn't want to risk anything going wrong or not healing properly (ie shortened leg and a life long limp) I just replied yes sir! He is a wonderful, young doctor. I have faith in him so I will do my part and obey his orders. The issue is that nobody believes me when I tell him what he said. You don't know how many times somebody mentioned how "old" people must heal much quicker than someone my age. I don't know if I was being overly sensitive or they were really just being highly sarcastic. I pick sarcastic! I finally gave up and plugged my little speaker into my I phone and listened to some Adele to keep me sane and relaxed. I really appreciate the care he is giving me and I think if it were up to him I would not be returning to work for another 8 weeks. As this is just not possible in my world he promised he would reconsider and to call him in 2 weeks for an updated return date.
Oh my, I am rambling. I guess when I write it vs. talking about it a lot more comes out. After all I did warn you that I would be using my blog as a healing tool!
So have a good week my fashionista friends and if you stop by leave me a comment. Now more than ever they mean so much to me.
I know I look tired in the photo. Do you know why? Not the lightening, not the photographer, simply put I am exhausted! There, no excuses. I feel better already!