23 April 2013

One- Legged Bath.

I'm presently undertaking one-legged baths.  There's a first for everything and this is definitely one for me.

At last, the knee operation to remove torn cartilage has been done, but the dressing of my wounds (ahem) must remain dry for a fortnight.

Most of us can't go without a shower for two days, let alone two weeks, so lazing about in hot soapy suds avoiding two tiny little keyhole points on an extremely stiff joint is the way to go.

It could be worse.  Someone could be watching.   It is not an elegant picture.

However the palaver is worth it.  I haven't been so lazy in a long time and I'm loving it.

The kids are carted off to school and nursery by a myriad of mums, I go back to bed, I get up, make coffee, consider this, consider that, have to sit down for a while, send the students on errands, the kids are brought home, I make dinner on one leg and everyone's awfully nice to me.

Even the children are keeping themselves in check with these KiddyCharts sent by one of my blogging chums, Helen, who also kindly sent some credits for them along with some lovely flowers which I mixed among some from another friend, Sarah -




And my boys brought me these -

Shame about the pint glass they're in! 

Also, Lisa Pearson from Mummy Whisperer put me onto these apps which we bought for under a quid each - A couple of Mr Bean ones for the youngest and Math Superheroes, for the eldest.- which means mainly that the kids are obliged to sit close and give me cuddles for as long as I force them to they like.   

So all is not lost.  Despites still feeling a bit dozy and a tad out of sorts, it's got me wondering whether it would be worth getting the other leg done one day, for all the fuss and fun to be had.  However that would mean sitting at the end of the bath where the taps are and that just wouldn't do, would it?  

As I said, things could be worse.  

What sort of compromising positions have you inadvertently found yourself in after an operation? Do share!

26 comments:

  1. I'm sooooo glad you are taking care of yourself. I think that there are times when we all need to just slow down and rest for a bit. Don't rush back to full speed!

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    1. No more #numpty stuff here! Have taken your advice and am healing well :)

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  2. Hi my lovely - so glad you liked the flowers, and more importantly, the kids like the charts! ;-) I am loving the new lifestyle as well, Anya...might just pop on over for a cuppa (if only!)

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    1. All is well. I would LOVE to see you for a cuppa :)

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  3. Happy to hear that you're taking a well-deserved rest and letting everyone take care of you for a change.

    No real compromising positions after an operation, but I did fracture my elbow a couple of years back. The novelty of helping out lasted approximately 24 hours and then I was largely ignored and neglected!!

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    1. Oh no - poor you, I had a friend looking after me, which is undoubtedly the reason I am making a good recovery. The moment she left, things went rapidly downhill! Am writing about her next though :)

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  4. Oh goodness :( Feel better soon, lovely you. Although do enjoy those baths while you can! What a wonderful relaxing thing they are, even if you do have to pose inelegantly at the moment! All my undignified moments of hobbling around came post-birth, so forgive me for not sharing those with you ;-) xxx

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    1. thank you for your good wishes, but especially for NOT sharing! ;)

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  5. I've had to do the one legged bath which was very interesting indeed! Glad that you are being well looked after!

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    1. Poor you - yes, it's best private! Thank you :)

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  6. Very sad to hear of your latest health worry.

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    1. Ah you're very kind, but it's been a long time since my anaemia one and I am fine :)

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  7. Very wise to take it easy, hope all will be well. Gorgeous flowers, pint glass or not!
    I broke my left arm last year after a bike fall and had a cast for ten days... I hated every minute of it! xx

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    1. Thank you. Poor you re the arm - can't imagine how frustrating that must be. I've got off lightly really. :)

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  8. Having spent many many months with legs in plaster/bandages the issue of washing became less of an issue and more of an art. Mainly involving bin bags and elastic bands. With the more recent op, the shower with one arm in the double layered binbag was becoming a matter of course and the children didn't bat an eyelid at binbags hanging in the bathroom. For hand ops - plastic gloves and electrical tape... is that too much information?

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    1. I am a mere amateur in comparison and, as you rightly point out, are a true artist!

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  9. Those flowers are just gorgeous. I really hope you are on the mend now - you have been through a lot physically over the last year (not to mention the other roller coaster)- love that you want the same for your other leg. Also very glad that you are resting and taking good care of yourself lovely, lovely lady (and good friend). X.

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  10. Lovely flowers!! I think we deserve some respite from time to time and if it means an op to get it, then so be it and make sure you enjoy it!!

    Take care, CJ x

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  11. I thought I'd already commented but it's vanished! I had an accident with boiling water when we lived in a caravan in the garden (house renovation)and couldn't stand on one foot for a while - however my back was already bad from the dreadful mattress so couldn't lay down for long either! Spent a good deal of time leaning against a wall!!
    Glad to hear you're on the mend, enjoy the lazing about! x

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    1. I thought I'd replied to this but it's also vanished! How spooky. I'm so sorry to see that Jay - can't imagine not being able to lie down either. Poor you. So glad you're ok now :) xx

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  12. Alex has just had to have his toe cut open and he can't get that wet (quite tricky when living on a boat) so you have our sympathy. I haven't bought him flowers though... perhaps I should. Hope you're healing nicely (don't get well too soon as it sounds pretty luxurious!) x

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    1. Oh dear - poor thing. Hope he heals quickly. I am doing very well, thank you Michelle and looking forward to reading about your adventures :)

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  13. Sorry I have only just caught up with this - I do hope you are ok now and have enjoyed the relaxing at least x

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    1. I have made a brilliant recovery thank you - the general anaesthetic left me squiffy for ages, but otherwise, am fine now! :)

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