Dependent

It is a pretty weird feeling to be almost completely dependent on others. Even when I broke my hand in May I adapted, and figured out how to do most things by myself.  In this case, I have no other choice. There are so many things that I simply cannot do.  Many of these things are so simple and not thought about when you are healthy and able, become giant time consuming obstacles.

I do fight it on occasion, and try to do more things than I should…maybe more than occasionally. I am aware that the worst possible thing for me at this time would be a fall, so I am working on being more compliant, and accepting help. It is truly amazing how many things people have offered to help with. I hope I have been gracious enough to everyone who has contributed. I have had my hair washed, my back massaged, my fingernails have been painted.  My house is being cleaned as I am typing. The housekeeping was funded by donations from friends and family. My bike is stored away, somewhere.  I think it is at Cate and Doug’s house but I am really not sure. Wonderful meals upon meals are brought to my house. I have been taught how to knit. I have had errands run for me, and my brace changed every morning and every night. Work! My job is being picked up every day by the 5 radiologists that I work for. I could go on and on about the tasks, favors, time spent, and energy spent by my friends and family.  People are truly amazing.  I feel like I could never repay everyone for what has been done for me.

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Awkwardly learning how to knit… or pearl.

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Tracy sewing me some modified shirts that are easier to change under my brace

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More awkward knitting

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