Friday, 16 November 2012

Moment-ous (November edition)

11:08am on Friday 16th November.

The house is quiet today. I'm home alone - The Doctor has been trying to work at home on Fridays, but that wasn't possible this week. Yesterday The Tomboy was home with me as her school had an INSET day, but today it's just me. The only noise from inside the house is the quiet whirr of my laptop and the clicking of the keys. Outside though I can hear the regular hum and swish of passing traffic, and a strange chugging that I assume is in some way related to the houses being built across the road. The first four are nearly finished now. I wonder when people will start moving in?

It's nice to have a quiet day. Until yesterday I'd had a busy week, and my foot and ankle were telling me all about it! On Wednesday evening my ankle was really quite swollen again, but that's gone down a lot now, and I want to keep it that way. There's still some swelling around the joint but I suspect that will be the case until I can get properly moving again and get the circulation going.

I'm disappointed that I'm still in some pain though. It's been 6 weeks now since the accident. I know my expectations were rather unrealistic at the start and I have been trying to adjust them and revise them downwards, but it is disappointing to still require so much pain relief and to need to rely so heavily on the crutches. When I think back to October's 'Moment', I do wonder just how much progress I've actually made since then. But that way frustration lies, so with an effort I turn my thoughts instead to happier reflections.

The memory of my group's presentation yesterday evening to the rest of our TA course has the power to lift my spirits :) We achieved all that we wanted - we communicated the main points about the educationalists Friedrich Frobel and Ivan Pavlov, we brought in just enough humour to make the process more enjoyable for us and the audience, and we provided chocolate for all. Yes, it was a success! And our feedback was excellent. I feel pleased and proud of our work as a team.

I'm also looking forward to this evening's blog hop. My post is all set and ready to go. I wonder what ideas everyone else will be sharing? I can't wait to see them!

Yes, these are more positive thoughts. I need to be careful not to sink under the negative feelings that well up every so often. There is, after all, so much to be thankful for.

This post was brought to you by Alexa's 'Simply A Moment'.

15 comments:

Ruth said...

I love that I can now see you in your living room. Good to here that you've been able to get out to your TA training and that it's going well.
And I hate to add further doom and gloom, but after I cracked the bone in my foot, the area around the crack used to swell for about 6 months. Flat shoes will be the way to go.

alexa said...

I can really feel your determination, Mel, welling up in your wonderful swords, to keep looking at things as positively as you can, despite the tug toward downheartedness. I'm glad your evening was so uplifting - you've clearly not allowed that foot to get in the way! I'm so delighted you joined in again :). Hoping for some feelings of real and lasting progress soon!

K said...

((((big hugs))))

Melissa said...

Oh Mel, you've done such a wonderful job through this all - despite the sinking feelings at times, you continue to pull yourself up & find the many positives! Hope you have the loveliest of weekends!!

Cheri said...

Honestly, I was surprised they took your cast off already. Around here, if you get a cast on you can expect to wear it for at least 6 weeks and they xray through to cast to check your healing before they take it off. When Rachel broke her wrist, it took several months after getting the cast off for the pain to completely subside. Hang in there!

debs14 said...

I can understand how you must be frustrated with the healing process and it isn't always easy too see the positives.
Pleased to hear that the meeting was successful, good to know your hard work is paying off.
Relax, enjoy having enforced time to rest, and remember that the more you rest your foot now, the sooner you will be back on the road to recovery.

Missus Wookie said...

Always frustrating when things don't go the way you want - wish there was an easy answer. BUT chocolate and Pavlov?? Sounds good to me :)

Hope you feel better soon.

Louise said...

a thoughtful post Mel x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I'm sorry you are still in pain. Like Cheri I was a little surprised they took your cast off already too. They keep us in casts for ever around here it seems like. I'm glad you are having some good times though

Maria Ontiveros said...

Ice is definitely your friend.
Rinda

Irene said...

Enjoyed reading your Moment, the highs and the lows.
You have been on such a journey with your foot, I can sense your frustration. Hang in there; soon it will be better!

Karen said...

Well, I can certainly understand why you might be getting a bit frustrated. It's very hard to be immobile when there is so much you want to do. Keep your chin up!

dogmatix said...

Inspiring words I have to say. A good thing to remember the positives even if the the negatives are outweighing them...a timely reminder thankyou.

Jo said...

Your quiet time sounds lovely. It must be so frustrating to not be running about but I think, from your posts, that you are doing really well with your recovery x

Linda said...

Sorry to hear that your ankle is still painful Mel. But glad to hear your presentation went well:)