Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Accident - Part XIII

It has been almost five months now and I am healing nicely. I know one thing is very important to do and that is keep up with any exercises that are given to you by therapy. I could see the difference as the weeks pass especially how my left leg got stronger to carry me since I was non-weight bearing on the right leg. You need to set up a regiment as to when you will do your exercises and stick to it. I use my clicker counter from my crafts for my exercise periods so that I can keep track of where I was in my count. Another use for that handy tool.

Eating properly causes for a much speedier recovery. Less salt in the diet can help with swelling and add more green leafy vegetables to your diet if they were not there already and taking vitamins. Drinking a good amount of water and cutting down the sugars would help also. My focus was all about healing properly. When I first came home I didn’t feel like eating but then as time went by I started eating more and snacking more. The snacking I try to keep under control

I am able to get out now without worrying about falling as much because I can put weight on both feet. What a wonderful thing. I can go to the supermarket with a friend and shop. What I have been enjoying is riding around the store in one of those electronic carts you drive. The stores Walmart and the supermarket Shoprite both have them. But at Walmart they are right at the door when you come in which is very convenient. But at Shoprite I didn't even know they had them. The first time I went to the store I hopped around which was not a good thing and it took so long to shop. when I got to the register the girl said that they have the electronic carts. I didn't know because they were way in back of the store where you couldn't see them. The next time I went and every time after you better believe I had one of the workers bring me a cart. What a huge difference that made and it helped in cutting the time down for the person that was helping me. So don't just assume that the store doesn't have one - ask. You might also be surprised.

1 comment:

  1. I think the store having them in the back was interesting. There are so many kids and none deserving people that get on the carts that don't need to be. But they should have been aware of who came in though and made sure you received the chair.