First of all, I apologize for not having a post up yesterday. I did receive one official complaint from a faithful follower (you know who you are) and I promised to post something today, even if it wasn't very exciting. You see, being laid up in bed all week has kind of put a damper on getting anything done and that means I don't have much to blog about.
But today is your lucky day, because even though I have done nothing exciting this past week, I have decided to blog about crutches!
Yes, you read that right, crutches. You're thrilled, right?
motorcycle accident last Saturday night and I sprained my ankle. It's just a minor sprain and I can hobble around the house alright, using the walls, counters, chairs, etc, as support. Especially since I really don't move around that much, it's mostly moving from the bed to the bathroom to the couch to the kitchen and then repeat.
So initially, I didn't think I needed crutches. But the more I thought about it, the more I decided they would come in handy. I would be able to go out to the garden, go into town with Dan and run the few errands we had to do. So a nice couple from our church lent me a pair and I was introduced to the fun of using crutches.
Getting back to the crutches, I decided to do a pros and cons list.
Pros to using crutches:
- I can go further distances
- It keeps weight off my foot
- People give me sympathetic looks and move out of the way, hold doors open and are just generally more friendly
- I'm working on my arm muscles
Cons to using crutches:
- You go a lot slower
- They hurt your hands, arms, ribcage, etc (although this could also be more of a complaint since my whole body already aches)
- Everybody stares at you
- They make me a lot more clumsy and more of a tripping hazard
- It's more of a workout to use them and so you get a lot more sweaty than normal (especially in this heat)
That's all I can think of this morning. Have any of you had to use crutches before? Do you have any pros or cons to add to my list? Tips, advice, sympathy?
And to think that when I was little I thought it would be awesome to need crutches. I remember using an old pair we had around the house and pretending I had a broken foot, hobbling around and thinking I was so cool. Ugh.