Tuesday, January 22, 2013

No time for vanity.

It is impossible to wear a boot or shoe with any kind of heel anymore. I must wear the most sensuble ones or twist my ankle every other step I take. I have taken to just wearing my hiking boots and that seems to be the most sensible solution for now. I think the days of wearing pretty high heeled shoes are behind me. When the snow is gone, I will be wearing my cowboy boots again with their flat heels and I am going to have to invest in some new shoes. It is a darn shame but there is no other choice.

The walking stick I ordered finally got here yesterday morning and it is a great help, but I really can not use it when I walk Tyke because it just is not handy. I have my hands filled with his leash and his full poop baggy and get off balance too easily. I will be able to use it when I go some place on my own and have my hands free.

There is a constant ache in my lower leg and my ankle hurts. I suppose I want to complain about that and I should not. I had rather be glad that I can still walk on my own two legs and get around. 

I had to go back with the form that the GP gave me for the insurance company because they will not pay for the ankle/foot brace if I do not need it longer than six months. The assistant took the form to him while he was seeing patients and came back with it and he had written "chronic" on it. I guess that seals my fate. 

When the domestic help is here on Monday afternoon, it is my job to dust the whole apartment and I must say that I do a thorough and good job. That is because I had proper traning when I was a child. It was one of the first jobs I had when I started helping in the household and I learned to dust every nook and cranny. My mother was very strict and would not let me get away with a job badly done. It does pay off now. 

We also changed the bed so I slept between clean sheets last night. I can not tell you enough how much I like that and I want a clean bed at least once a week. The hormones are screaming though my body and I do perspire an awful lot at night so clean sheets are not a luxury.  I wash the used sheets right away and they only take two days to dry on the clothing rack. It will be great when I will be able to dry them outside again because they will smell so good. 

It has stopped snowing and yesterday it actually was a little bit above freezing so some of the snow started to thaw. It is said that by next week all of it will be gone and that is fine with me because I will get around much easier. 

Today I have to go to work and I am looking forward to tjat. I hope I can make myself useful again but that I do not have problems with my ankle riding my bike to get there. Oh, this is dominating my life too much.


Odette said...

there are many low heeled shoes that look fashionable yet comfortable. i bet you can find one that fits your need.

Maggie May said...

I've not been able to wear fashion shoes for years and years. You can get reasonably nice sensible ones though and in the end, comfort is the most important thing.
We are having a bit of a thaw but more snow is expected and its bitterly cold.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Wisewebwoman said...

You see those models and starlets that totter across the red carpet on 6" spikes, Irene?

they only wear them to walk across in front of the cameras.

I gave up high heels a long time ago and I am so glad I don't have a permanent disability from them.

We tutut at the bindings in China but we do it to ourselves.

I hope your brace helps.