One minute you're fine...
Interviewing for a Dog Walking Position
[Why not? It's a good workout, and decent extra pay -
Without a heavy commitment to saving human lives]
These are (maybe) the 3 Dogs that knocked me down
And fractured my Tibial Plateau!
I fell over the top of a 4th Pit Bull...
The next minute you can't walk
Or even stand up -
Hours of waiting- literally
I had to hold my own plates at the VA Hospital -
Not complaining, though...
Missed Diagnosis and Very Little Pain control....
lol - the Internet wins today!
This is the day I fell on the floor,
And had to Google "How to get up off the floor"
Going to the store takes Super-Human Effort
And a little help from your friends
Then eventually, a Cane -
And Trekking Poles
Now - 6 months to the date of my injury,
I can finally walk without a brace or cane.
I can carry a fairly heavy load (in a bag)
AND I can walk up the steps in a normal fashion
NOT baby stepping it!
One or the other.. can't carry something heavy
AND take the steps ... yet!
OH- and the other day, I changed the sheets
By myself. A milestone!
So all my research on PUFA's
And Inflammation, Cox2 Inhibitors -
Gelatin, Protein, Carb Reduction / Sparing...
The patient I helped the most -- was me!
So thanks! To Pete, Cher -
All who checked on me -
Offered to help - and just were being good friends!
I would still be sitting on a bench in the rain...
If not for my BFF - Sherri!
Thanks for helping me get back on my feet -
Here's to another 40 years of having out
And being there for each other!