Today’s accomplishments (so far)….

Walking on crutches will strengthen your core muscles. Isn’t that amazing? I would rather strengthen them at the gym, though. Breaking a bone is likely not the most efficient way to do this.

Yesterday I figured out how to take a shower. That was not too hard. It felt amazing! I hope I can get the blood stains off the shirt I was wearing when I fell.

I have now successfully washed and dried two shirts.

I have mastered making coffee while on crutches.

I realized my homemade water filter was clogged. I opened it up and rinsed out the charcoal using a strainer. I rinsed out the inside of the filter container. I put it all back together. At first, all the water was coming out black. I had to re-filter the water when I noticed the filter was leaking. I then tightened the filter and removed some of the “grit” that was causing the leaks. Now it is coming out fine. Yes, I did that on crutches!

My walker is arriving in a couple of hours. I’m going to be sooooo happy! I figured out that at the ER, they gave me the wrong size crutches which accounts for why the crutches hurt me too much.

About a week ago I emptied out a shelf assuming that I would have no trouble picking up the extraneous papers. Instead, those papers have been sitting there gathering grit and dog paw prints. Today I picked them up and now they’re in a box. I was able to sort through my tax papers also.

Yesterday I managed to get a package into the house, a three-pound bag of cashews. Today I got a ten-pound box of garbanzo beans into here.

5 thoughts on “Today’s accomplishments (so far)….”

    1. Great to see you! That amusing story was in a previous post. Hold on…I’ll find it! Yup, here it is: http://juliemadblogger.com/wp/2019/05/20/oops-humpty-dumpty-had-a-great-fall-but-were-not-eggs-are-we/ Later, I actually bit the bullet and called an ambulance for myself…but that was tough. My naturopath says that Western Medicine is good for removing bullets, setting bones, and nothing else. As time goes by I am realizing just how much truth there is to this statement.

      1. “My naturopath says that Western Medicine is good for removing bullets, setting bones, and nothing else.”

        I agree that “Western Medicine” can be a really rough ride with more than unexpected twists, to be polite. But I still do not trust naturopaths more than doctors.

        In my opinion, there should be distinction of medical issues based on the goals you want to achieve.

        Medicine should deal with mild to severe illness, and do it as scientifically as possible (which does NOT mean that either their science or practice shouldn’t be above criticism, far from it).

        For other matters, less pressing ones, I do believe that there should be room for other kind of non-medical therapists, but that we nevertheless should rein them in when it comes to them claiming more than they know.

        That’s a personal perspective. I expect people to disagree. I really do.

        In essence, I believe we should strive at stopping the mission creep of medicine.

        1. I agree! There are plenty of quacks out there. I lucked out with the naturopaths I have found. None of them claim to cure everything. Anything I don’t agree with, I just ignore. A good naturopath will tell you to make your own decisions. The ones who are quacks will invariably tell you that any failure is your failure to adhere to their instructions. Of course, plenty of dubious medical doctors do the exact same thing.

        2. “The ones who are quacks will invariably tell you that any failure is your failure to adhere to their instructions. Of course, plenty of dubious medical doctors do the exact same thing.”

          This last part I absolutely agree. The rest would be up to discussion in my opinion.

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