I don’t have any big news for you this morning that isn’t pain-related, so I will discuss what I’m watching and reading.
This morning has been a trial. I put my coffee in the red insulated cup and started walking slowly with it while on my scooter. The lid came loose and coffee flew all over me.
I tried it again and the same thing happened. So I made my coffee in a coffee mug and walked very, very slowly to my chair.
The new red insulated cup worked fine yesterday.
Trying To Get The Pain Under Control:
I haven’t been outside at all. Not on the patio. Or out in front. I’m having enough trouble getting this scooter around as it is. After a while, you’re arms grow weary of having to pick it up to go around corners.
I’m having the most trouble easing down to clean the litter box. It’s in the closet, but once I’m down on the garden cart, I just have a hard time getting back up.
So I roll the scooter over to my desk while I’m on my garden cart. And try to get up that way by holding onto the heavy desk.
My arms are strained from trying to lift myself. My ankle inevitably gets knocked about because the bathroom just doesn’t have enough room to maneuver in there.
I lift the scooter up and turn it around to face the door, but then it often gets hung up on the door as I’m trying to get out of the bathroom.
Right now I’m just weary, tired of the pain, and frustrated with trying to get the scooter in and out of rooms.
Yesterday when the housekeeper was here, she told me there were tiny red bugs (ants?) all over Ivy’s food and water bowls. So she washed them out and I told her to bring Ivy’s bowls into the living room.
Which meant something had to be moved so I could fit her plastic container of food nearby.
Then the trash can had to come out of the kitchen because I was afraid the bugs would get into there. It’s also now in the dining space.
But I keep forgetting about the new changes and go for the kitchen every time because that’s where it’s always been. Then I see it’s not there and have to turn my scooter around and try again.
The other two times I had ankle surgery, I had hardwood floors. Getting around on carpet isn’t nearly as easy. It’s tiring.
Out Of Sorts:
So yes, I’m definitely out of sorts today. The pain is pretty constant right now and I can barely make it until time for the next pain pill. It wasn’t so bad the first few days, but now all that they gave me during surgery has worn off.
The pain pills aren’t being very effective.
What I’m Watching & Reading:
To change the subject from my bitching and moaning, I’m watching “Shooter” with Ryan Philippe.
The Lovely Bones:
I’m reading “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold. I read it years ago. But I wanted to check out how the writer segued from one character to another. I like to see what methods a writer uses to flesh out his/her books.
If a book sticks in my mind many years later, there is a reason for that. So I re-ordered this book to see if I could figure out why.
Another one I re-ordered after having read it years ago is “Defending Jacob.” So I’ll probably read it next.
I don’t read books just for entertainment. The way the books are written are important to me too.