Packing and moving sure is a lot of work. You get it all packed up, knowing soon you will be unpacking and sorting it all out.
It’s been a hectic few days. On Thursday about 4 p.m. I decided I couldn’t take what I thought was a bladder infection any longer. I went to the Urgent Care clinic. As I was taken back, after hours of waiting, I saw they had boots stacked up on a shelf.
I asked them if they had a boot I could buy. Mine are just worn out and not sufficiently supporting my ankle any longer.
The doctor said she wanted to x-ray my ankle, which hasn’t been x-rayed for well over a year. Everything was fine. Hardware was still in place. But this led to my getting a new boot! This one doesn’t go all the way to the knee, so it is easier to get around in.
I’m prefacing this so I can tell you the following story: When the assistant came in with the new boot, she knelt down and started strapping it on. Then she turned something and I heard what sounded like air being pumped. I asked her what she was doing.
She said I’m pumping up the boot. I looked at her in astonishment. My other boot has this same little dial on it, but I didn’t know it did that. I’ve worn it off and on for a year and a half, and not one person in medical personnel told me about this.
You pump it up and it stays taut around your leg. Hello, it’s got a magic button. But it doesn’t help you much if you don’t know what it is.
So here I’ve been walking in something like a wading boot that flopped around, and I should have had it pumped up and strapped around the top to hold it taut to my leg.
The girl said: “Don’t tell me they didn’t show you this.” Um, no.
Not one person; the surgeon, physician’s assistants I’ve seen, physical therapists. Not one person showed me this. They strapped it on for the first time about a year and a half or so ago, and did not pump it up to hold it in place. And I was nary the wiser.
It sure does make you wonder if I might have had more healing had I had the stupid thing strapped taut to my leg with the use of the pumping device. Instead of it slipping up and down with each step I took.
I just had a bit of time and wanted to let you know where we are on this. I’ve changed decorating/placing furniture strategies I don’t know how many times, and the furniture isn’t even there yet.
When you’re dealing with a small space, you’ve got to place priorities on every single thing you bring in.
And of course those priorities have a way of changing.
It’s stopped raining, so back to work for me.
I’ll get back to you when I can. Might be Thursday.