Grind n Bind – Boot Camp

Posted: July 8, 2022 in Uncategorized

And so life continues with my very own snug single leg warmer. Could be needed as the temps drop for some typical glorious QLD winter days . Darool Darool

Moonboot was a pain to wear while sleeping and so as support is still required we fell back on the old tried and true crepe bandage. Only wear boot for about 4-5 hrs max a day when at home. Always have it on when moving around or leaving the house but it’s been a quiet week . Time then to start drying out the wound so can start wetting it and maybe have a shower or two . Sun, do your magic big fella

CLP is having a lot of landscaping done around the pool area and starting to look a treat. Does mean there are workers here most days but no drama . I love to watch someone else work as much as the next man . I’ll drink to that . Suck on that Riccardo

CLP headed to Brisvegas for Saturday night to see da girls . I suggested having two cuties to look after she didn’t need an old fart as well so I stayed home alone. What could go wrong ?

We set up the house as best we could , sort of opposite of child proofing it was Flash Foolproofing. Everything in easy reach and the only issue I could see would be when it comes to afternoon drinkies . Turned out wasn’t a problem at all but alas did raise another problem 😏

On Thursday we headed to Low Security Twilight Home at Carseldine to see Ferguson Matriach on occasion of her 96 th Birthday . The homes are very careful of course and in current climate we had to have a negative RAT to see Mum so tacked on an unexpected 15 min delay – when they are 96 every moment delay could be dangerous 🤓. We passed. Here’s two I prepared earlier, saves time.

As luck would have it that 15 min delay had us arriving just in time for a special morning tea the staff had arranged for the birthday girl . At this place I imagine they order their birthday candles in bulk 🎂. Even got to join in the singalong. M

Mum was looking rather good for 96 . Quiet an amazing woman and one tough lady. We spent some time in her room , just a couple of cripples hanging together while we gave her some flowers and choccies. I was going to save some money and play the old dementia trick of “ No Mum we gave you your present yesterday” but that seemed cruel even to me 🤔

Due to current restrictions only two visitors per day so we had arranged to meet my sister Anne up in the cafe for lunch. This meant we needed a wheelchair and Mum and I played Rock,Paper, Scissors to see who got wheeled up to the cafe . Damn that bloody paper 🤦🏻‍♂️

It was a lovely day although a little wind chill but we found a nice table with sunlight streaming through. Who knew you could reserve a table and a mother both at the same time

Very nice lunch actually and very reasonably priced. Maybe they gave me a discount thinking I would be shifting in next week too 🤔 Smartasses

Then it was time to head home to Flashman Inc and hopefully some quiet time with no workers around. Bit like last couple of years in Maryhole Pathology Lab 😅 They have done a great job but will be nice to get my solarium back tomorrow.

To wrap up first week of camp then it’s the first Physio appointment today . Will be interesting as ankle feels ok but odd at the same time. Luckily only just up the road at Mapleton . Sadly I don’t have extras cover anymore . According to surgeon I can drive now but don’t let CLP know 🤓 Personally I wouldn’t want to be a passenger in a car I would be driving at present. I have heard of lead foot drivers but dead foot drivers are a whole different problem.

So, the Physio was a bit of a bummer or to be more specific a reality check. Everything is progressing as expected it’s just the time frame suggested by Surgeon and Physio are somewhat divergent by a few weeks and not in a good way. Surgeons do a great job but not really big on the post op period once the cheque clears 😏 It looks like another 4 weeks before 100% weight bearing so plans to be home in Maryhole by August 1st are not looking good. And of course some stage I have to tell CLP I guess 🙇‍♀️Then have to make a tougher call and call Billy Bobs Bootique and cancel my lessons next week 😰

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