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Day 26, and I'll never win Patient Of The Year Award. Ever since the pain levels in my ankle went from zomgwtfbbq!!1! down to manageable, I have had a problem with the concept of taking it easy, i.e., I fail to see why it should mean 'sit on your arse all day'. I just cannot sit still, I want to go out, do things, or else I'll go completely mad.

In a quest for new books to read, I took the bus into town this afternoon. Spent about an hour browsing the shelves in my favourite bookshop (standing room only, no comfy seats). The ankle started playing up after 10 minutes or so. In the end, I cut my visit short, selected only three books and went home to a pile of laundry which I've just hung out to dry. I've done the cooking, the hoovering and the ironing; I wanted to do the windows as well, but...I'm pooped. And the ankle's started to hurt some more.

This has not gone the way I planned it. I thought that after the initial two weeks of enforced rest, I'd be able to have some quality time off work before I had to go back there. Seems I was wrong.

Still, three more weeks to go and then the cast gets removed! That is something to look forward to, I suppose.

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enigmaticblues
Aug. 3rd, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I get cranky after I've been sick for a while, too. The worst time is when you're feeling well enough not to want to say in bed, but not well enough to be out and about.
gamiila
Aug. 4th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Exactly. We understand one another. ;-)
curiouswombat
Aug. 3rd, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Sadly when they say take it easy they mean do not put weight on your ankle.....

This is an icon for how you feel - not how you make me feel!
gamiila
Aug. 4th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
It's a question of semantics, really. I think I prefer clear instructions to advice that's open to interpretation in situations such as this.

And the icon is most appropriate! ;-)
bogwitch
Aug. 3rd, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
That is why it's sick leave...
gamiila
Aug. 4th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Hee. True.
quietlychaotic
Aug. 4th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
Being a patient, patient is an overrated thing!
gamiila
Aug. 4th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Amen.
__kali__
Aug. 4th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
I've done the cooking, the hoovering and the ironing; I wanted to do the windows as well, but...I'm pooped. And the ankle's started to hurt some more.

You are the most active person in a cast I've known.
gamiila
Aug. 4th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I think I should have warned my specialists, that if they really wanted me to stay off it, they should have put both my legs in plaster.
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