Thursday, 12 May 2016

I want my life back!!

I want  my normal life back, I want to garden, cook, and even do housework. I can dust but that's about it. When I try to use the vacuum, I can't guide it properly and I hate it bumping into the legs of our furniture.  Although I clean the bathroom I haven't got enough strength in my left hand to clean the shower screen properly. I have an appointment with the surgeon next week, I am dreading what he will say, in the meantime 'lefty' life goes on and on. I have tried knitting again, I can just about manage, so I decided to knit socks for my youngest GS who starts his GCSEs next Monday. I thought they would be nice for him to put on when he got in from school and kicks off his shoes. I always tuck 'note' in each sock, so he could buy some chocs or what ever.. he'll need the sugar to help him study.
DH is still looking after me but I oh so want to do things myself.
We are presently having our kitchen tarted up, new cupboard doors, new work surfaces and a new sink unit. It is looking very nice and nearly finished.. we are camping out in the lounge, the dining room is full of all the kitchen stuff, I had no idea we had so much stuff. It is piled on the table, sideboard, and on the  floor and even on the piano! (will I ever play again?)
It will be fantastic when it is finished I will post some pics as soon as the last bit is finished. I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself lately and weepy. It's now 1 year and 4 weeks since I broke my arm!


Jacqueline Morris said...

I hear you!! You have had and are still having a pretty rough time right now.... Hang in there!! I know exactly what your going through... A few years back I had to turn lefty! I miss judged a glass door and put my right hand and arm through it! Severed tendons and nerves and my house looked like a scene from CSI! My right arm and hand was heavily bandaged and out of action for the best part of half a year before I even started any rehabilitation on it. I know how frustrating it can be, your doing ok!! Good for you for trying knitting and bringing some normality back! All I can say is that it does get better eventually... Honest!
I too want my life back again! Lol for very very different circumstances now! Not my arm, it's my knee! Ha ha
Sending big smiles your way with some happy thoughts 😊😊 xx

Lynda said...

Oh my - - - over a year. I would be beyond frustrated, too! I have not had time to read everything written this past year. There were two grandchildren to watch this school year so my free time has been more than limited. However school is out in two weeks and I will have time to keep current for a couple of months. I will definitely make a point to read what is going on with you.
Have you been able to do any physical therapy or is the break still there?
Again - - - so so sorry for you to have to be experiencing this. I can tell you are an active person who enjoys every minute of life and does NOT like to be slowed down. I will keep you in prayer.

Joanne Noragon said...

Chris, I am so sorry, and can only commiserate. My own arm is not mending properly; I wonder what's going on. I'll see what the doctor says on Tuesday.

Poppypatchwork said...

Chris I feel for you, so much frustration, I am hoping for good news for you.

mamasmercantile said...

Hope all goes well with the surgeon and that they manage to find some form of treatment plan that will work. Stay strong, you are in my thoughts.

Vickie said...

Keep us posted on what the surgeon has to say Chris.I am praying for you Chris.

Winifred said...

What a long time it's taking but hopefully it's going to get better. Keep your chin up & know you're in our prayers. God Bless.

Katya said...

Hang in there, Chris... Hopefully, the surgeon will have some good news. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

Julie said...

I hope the surgeon can bring good news to your appointment this week.
Blessings to you and DH

gracie said...

I am sure you are tired of people saying "I am sorry" so I will not. I will tell you that many of us are thinking of you and keep hoping that one of these days you will be feeling so much better.