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I have a confession.
I tend to be a little high strung.
I move quickly, you can normally find my husband 4 steps behind me.
I talk fast.
I’m kinda awesome at multi-tasking.
I ‘m a time saver, I utilize every moment to its full potential.
By the end-of-day, my lists…are normally all crossed off.
I’ve been this way my whole life.
I don’t think I was prepared for my after – surgery life.
I knew there would be pain…a lot of pain.
I knew there would be mobility issues…
BUT
I was not mentally prepared for the exhaustion I would feel for doing simple tasks.
I cannot put any weight on my cast foot (right), at all.
So, I balance on my left leg to do everything.

For example:
Wake up – hop on left foot to bathroom – dangerous, but I’m getting better at it.
(if that doesn’t count 2 horrible falls)
Reach bathroom and sit down due to tiredness – this is my cardio.
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Stand up at sink on only left leg, holding rt leg up behind me, because it’s throbbing.
Brush my teeth – sit down – hold right leg above head for a minute to stop throbbing.
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Wash my face – balance – finish, left leg shaking, sit down.
Make the decision to wash hair while sitting on tub edge.
This is been quite the challenge.
I have to balance w/only my left arm & left leg – rt leg being held up at 45 degree angle from my hip.
A while later, I finish.
Thankfully, this morning I didn’t not lose my balance and fall in tub w/clothes on.
(that happened Christmas Eve)
Now, I’m exhausted, with wet hair.
Damn.
I remember that the blow dryer and brush are upstairs & since I now have short hair…
I must get up there, before it dries all crazy.
Muster up energy to crutch my way up 14 stairs, into the bathroom.
Sit on floor wondering if I can stand on left leg long enough to do this, while holding rt leg up behind me.
Decide to suck it up and do it.
About 10 minutes later…
I make the decision that it looks good enough & people should be nice because I have a cast on anyways…
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I crutch to the couch and put my foot up & feel like dying.

That was my morning…

Guess how long that process took?

100 minutes

Seriously?
My Sonic Care toothbrush runs for 2 min.
My new, Clarisonic face brush, runs for a minute. <—which I love BTW
A quick hair wash…probably 5 minutes.
Blow drying 2 inches of hair…maybe 7 minutes.
Total = 15 minutes

So, just call me sloth….

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Please don’t think I’m complaining…I’m not.
I am a happy sloth…
Happy, because I know I’m on the road to recovery.
I’m that much closer to running again.
I’m “Learning Patience”…one day at a time!

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A couple nights ago, we hit up the Houston’s Zoo ’s Lights display.
My friend Ann went with us…
It was our 1st time viewing the lights & definitely my 1st time doing it in a wheel chair.
I have to say…it was a crazy experience.
Out of the 300 people we ran across that evening…
No one cared, that I was in a wheel chair.
In fact, it went unnoticed that my leg was being held up with a 2X4  <—classy, I know Smile
I got bumped, smacked and almost pushed over…
I was amazed.
Maybe, I was one of those people who accidentally hit, bumped into or almost knocked over, a wheelchair bound individual.
wow
#realitysuckssometimes

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OK
Enough about me talking about being injured or eye-opening experiences…
I guess, I just feel like you can’t understand someone’s circumstance, until you have tried it.
Before I issue you a challenge….
Check out the super cool zoo lights!

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This post is all over the place…
But isn’t that what the holiday’s are all about?!?!
We plan on relaxing, but really we run from thing to thing..event to event…
Hoping to squeeze everything memory into a week or a couple days…
STOP
Trust me when I say…you don’t have forever.
Unplug, Relax and Enjoy

What does you #URE look like today?

Mine involved..
Sleeping till 10am, driving a scooter through Whole foods & testing out a new eatery in H Town.

Tell Me how You Unpluged, Relaxed & Enjoyed your Holiday!
The Challenge – Go to a grocery store, ride a scooter…
See how it feels, the looks, the uncomfortableness, etc..
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I can’t wait to see how it goes!

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