Monday, 26 September 2011

Wiggle those toes!!

Good evening

Hurrah - we've just passed the half-way point in this plaster cast wearing phase of my life :) A trip to the hospital was made this morning and my plaster has been modified again - this time with the aid of something that was a cross between an angle grinder and a pizza cutter! It proved to be a bit of a battle to remove the section of plaster as it was so thick - there was talk of taking it all off and starting again but eventually brute force won and a piece about 4" square and about 1/2" thick was removed from the front of my cast.

I  can now start to try to move my foot upwards - very carefully. It is apparently very vulnerable at the moment to knocks and could easily tear again - nothing like making me even more scared of walking then!!

After leaving the hospital there was quick trip around one of the massive supermarkets in my wheelchair- where else can you get birthday cards, a slotted spoon, slippers for teenagers and new magazine all under one roof??

This afternoon I've been following instructions and taking it very easy!

Reading;


More reading (this weeks pile of books);


And starting a new crochet project - just a little one. A scarf for me - we picked up these colours at the weekend - the photo isn't great but the colours are - denimy blue, mulberry and a green;


I think that lot should keep me busy this week - trying to take my mind off another treat that's had to be cancelled. We were supposed to go away next weekend for our Wedding Anniversary - that's now been postponed until the spring :( 

I am getting frustrated at not being able to do things - you know it must be bad when I even start to wish I could do the dusting or even clean a bathroom! Am sure that will pass soon though!

Right - off to call my Mum - I promised to let her know how I got on today.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx





29 comments:

Catherine said...

You are going to be very busy with all that reading! "The House at Riverton" is very good!
I love the wool choice! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Glad the foot is progressing. Cx

Vix said...

I've got The House At Riverton on my reading pile, too.
Glad you're halfway through the ordeal. x

andamento said...

Glad to hear you've passed half way. I'd be soooo frustrated, you seem to be coping very well. Love the new wool selection, wonder what you'll be doing with it...

Pretty at Heart said...

Wish I had a bit of time to myself - but I know what you mean...........the novelty would soon wear off!

Your poor swollen foot looks so uncomfortable though!

Happy reading - all the Nov (Xmas) mags will be out soon!!!!
-x-

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Good to hear that it's all healing well, slightly concerned that your wishing you could clean a bathroom! :) The House at Riverton is a fab read, had me reading non stop one long weekend xxx

vintage girl said...

Wonderful to know your on the home stretch! love the colours of your wool very autumnal will make a lovely scarf I'm sure. Lisaxx

lemonade kitty said...

Glad you're at the half way stage with the cast your poor foot looks all swolen. Love the colours of the wools and it will soon be scarf weather, lucey x

two bones and a bagle said...

Glad its on the mend. I know how you feel though when I had an op on my back I was desparate to clean the house - WHAT - I hate cleaning, it's the same old wanting something/doing something you can't. Enjoy the books,mags and happy hooking!

crafts@home said...

Ooooh, I bet it was nice to get out and about again.... Enjoy your reading, and crocheting :) you will probably need the scarf by the time your foot is out of plaster.... You should be thinking of all the places you will be visiting when your foot is out of plaster.... not about cleaning the house :)
Sue Xxx

Serenata said...

Glad to hear you are making progress...small steps at a time ;-) Okay, well no steps at the moment, but you know what I mean.

Happy reading and crocheting.

Saphy said...

well done on making progress. just take your time. the cleaning will still be there when you are able (unless the family get there first)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Glad you are 'getting there' if very slowly! I know we all wish sometimes for a bit of time doing nothing, but I know from past experience that even that gets boring after a while. You'll be able to set up as a book reviewer by the time you've finished!
I am currently reading the Kate Mosse too, great so far.

SG said...

Looking forward to seeing the scarf! x

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Well, as you say my lovely, you're half way there now :o) YAY!!

It must feel good to have that little bit of plaster off, although I agree, it's a tad scarey now you have to be extra careful.

Take care my lovely,
Have a good week,
Love Donna xx

Claire said...

ooo my Country Homes mag came to my door this morning, i cant wait to read it!
I hope you have a good anniversary whatever you do x

**Anne** said...

So glad you are half way through plaster wearing. I'm sure that is making you feel just a little better.
Your wool looks gorgeous, have fun with that and also reading that lovely magazine.
Take care,
Anne xx

Josie-Mary said...

Yes it must be bad if you want to clean the bathroom! Make the most of resting :) x

Isobel said...

I'm glad to hear that you are on the mend. Seems that you are surrounded by lovely books, magazine and (the best in my opinion) lovely yarns.
Can't wait to see your scarf done. I just finished one for me. :)
xx

moleymakes said...

Ooooh I think I'd be climbing the walls by now, as much as I love to read and knit or crochet.

I'm glad you're on the mend. Foot still looks at bit sore though, just don't overdo it :)

Kath said...

Glad you're on the mend. I just read the Kate Mosse book. I'll be interested to know what you thought of it.

Lisa said...

Another PG book I spy there. The House at Riverton is supposed to be very good.
Love the new wool colours.
Keep those tootsies safe.
Lisa x

Kashi said...

You know I keep my eye on your progress via your blog. I had my first day back at work today and I am knackered. It felt really good to be out doing something productive. You will get very antsy to do things. The chance of a set back in your recovery is not worth it. I had two major set backs and really don't want that to happen to you. You will get better and your poor foot is still so swollen. Read those great books. I read all of them this summer, and crochet to your hearts content. Please take care of yourself.

Penelope said...

Hi Vicky
Thanks for popping by, I am very bad at being unwell, impatient and frustrated as being so yuck I can do very little. I can see from this post that you too are having to be very patient, I hope you are healing quickly!
Don't you just love the Clippy bag idea, funky fun!

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Poor you....
I often wish for a day filled with sitting and reading but I fear you are proof of that old adage 'you should be careful what you wish for'. Love a Kate Morton book. Just read her latest and like the previous two, it was fab!
Hugely disappointed with The Winter Ghosts, almost want to tell you not to bother.
Hope you don't go too doolally!
Ali x

Scarlett said...

Pleased your on the mend, and magazine reading, crochet and books sound bliss. Scarlett x

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Cybèle said...

Crikey Vicki, I've not been very good at keeping up with blog reading, didn't realise you were so immobile! Hope things get better for you soon but sounds like it could be quite a long recovery process. I'm afraid I did have to laugh at your eldest pushing you in the wheelchair - not sure I'd trust any of the menfolk in my life!

Pomona said...

Hope it all goes well, and you manage to make progress. You will have read so many books by the time you are better! And maybe even crocheted a huge blanket . . .

Pomona x

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