- reaching to turn on the wall light
- pulling 'mousie' closer when Raven drops it too far away while playing fetch
- adjusting the shower head in the shower
- acting as a propeller of sorts when I use my pseudo-wheelchair
- grabbing the handle of the door of the garage leading to the laundry area to pull it closed
- lifting the bath towel off the hook in the bathroom when I forgot to get it close enough to the shower
Tuesday night I took my first test drive using my injured foot, and then yesterday afternoon I drove with Marty riding shot-gun "just in case" while we went to get Nick from school. It went well, so I have now officially taken over Nick's transportation duties - which means: I get to get out of the house every day! I am so very thankful for that. I never thought I'd get tired of being 'at home' until I realized I had to totally depend on others to take me somewhere - and that happened only one day per week.
Also, this morning was my follow-up appointment to find out how well the foot is healing. Doc said "it's healing well" :) Well enough that, while he said to still use the crutches I could start doing what he called 'toe taps' - not to be confused with tap dancing - where I could start by putting my toes down first with a little weight on them. He said probably not full weight yet for at least the next week to 10 days, the toe taps are a progression. And as it further heals and becomes more comfortable then go from there. It doesn't hurt to put weight on my heal either, so today I am especially thankful that I am no longer housebound, and that I'm making good progress.
So I thank any and all who have prayed for me, please continue to do so, and give God the glory for designing our bodies with the healing mechanisms they have - fearfully and wonderfully made !!! I am also thankful for friends that listened to my rants and complaints, some of which were about my husband - oh dear - but I am truly thankful I have him and that he has helped to the best of his abilities. I'm thankful too, that he will soon be out of my kitchen - we are very different in our cooking & cleaning styles ;p I'm sure he will likewise be happy and thankful to leave the kitchen behind, lol.
Oh, and you know what? If I can use my foot on my car's accelerator...that means I should be able to use my foot on my sewing machine peddle, how cool is that? Now I just have to manage to get that table cleared off and get a project down there to be worked on! Where there's a will, there's a way right? (Lesson learned with crutches multiple uses, lol)