It is now nearly three weeks since my leg surgery and I am recovering well. The operation itself went smoothly and after a short stay in hospital I was sent home with the dreaded plaster-cast and crutches.
I say dreaded as this is about my fifth time in 8 years to be in a plaster cast and on crutches, although at this stage I have learned how to cope I can’t say I was looking forward to it.
Being unable to carry out basic tasks is frustrating and being a ‘patient’ requires a lot of patience. My husband and friends have been a great source of support and I have no idea how I would have coped without them – ever tried walking a lively little terrier dog whilst clinging to crutches for dear life? Thankfully friends called in and walked Eppie and let her out for me.
The plaster cast came off last week and was replaced by a reinforced medical boot. This was a great step forward for me (sorry for the pun) as it means I am allowed to place my bad foot down on the floor and together with the crutches it is so much easier to walk.
So where does this leave my writing? Well for the first couple of weeks I just needed to rest. I had ideas – lots of them but I was too tired to focus and concentrate on writing so I mostly just caught on some reading and watched lots of gardening shows on YouTube.
I hope to be back to full-steam ahead in the next couple of weeks and in the mean time if you are stuck for ideas try some writing exercises.
Best of luck with your writing.