Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Plan A or is it B

News not so good. Have now dislocated the joint next to the broken bone in foot and that too requires an operation. Plus surgeon has now extended my hospital stay from 2 days to 3 and possibly 4 because I may need a bone graft and they will take this from my hip (another operation within an operation) and this will actually be more painful than the foot operation and I think he said will take longer to heal. I am now looking at 6 weeks on crutches.

But to look on the bright side, my hip measurement might be marginally smaller and I might have to resort to a granny bike to terrorise the neighbourhood.

Starting to really not look forward to this.

Here I go again - sooking. It is really nothing compared with other peoples problems and woes.

Going home soon to catch up on housework.

Prep for end of financial year seems to be progressing well - tomorrow is rollover day. Not worried just tired.

Which brings me to another observation: For most of this term have been getting by on 6 hours sleep a night. Dont seem to be able to turn the light off until around 11 especially since daylight saving started and then up again at 5.30. Am really going to have to start trying to get into bed by 9:30 pm. Trouble is Mark is usually so late home from work we end up having dinner late and that seems to throw the whole night out.

I think I am going to have to start serving dinner at 7 for whoever is there. It apparently is not good when you are trying to lose weight to eat after 7:30 pm. And another thing, and this relates only to me - you all know how I love my wine (or is it whine) well, Ive noticed that the next morning after I have had wine (whether it is one or two or three small glasses) I am extra tired. After 21st on Saturday am going to conduct a little experiment next week.

1. In bed by 9:30 pm if possible
2. No alcohol (except on Saturday nights when I can sleep in the next day)
3. Dinner at 7 pm at latest

That mice and men plan quote comes to mind again but I will try. I have been reading others plans for December/January and I am enthused which is the really great thing about this forum. It keeps re-invigorating me.

I feel better already - Sorry I was such a downer at the beginning.
Was going to be an unhappy face but I feel better now so signing off....


  1. I don't blame you for being a bit down - doesn't sound like fun at all. I broke my ankle a couple of years ago (while walking?!) luckily no op - but any injury does take a bit out of you. Your life sounds a bit like mine - 7.15pm and we have just started cooking dinner - early tonight!! Not good really but just too busy earlier on to get it done.

  2. What a bugger about that op news! At least you'll have all of us willing you to get better fast! I just can't do the dinner by 7 thing - ours is usually some time between 8 and 9. My training takes precedence in the evening, anyway!

  3. That sounds awful Julie - I don't blame you for wanting to have a whinge about it! Get better soon :)

    Life is hard when you're busy, just do the best you can xx

  4. I think that's fine to sook about that. I know I certainly would and if you can't do it on your blog, where can you. Glad you were feeling better by the end of your post.

  5. I certainly don't blame you for being a little on the down side. So sorry to hear about your foot! Ouch!! Hopefully all goes very smoothly. When does it look like the op will take place? Sooner rather than later would be a lot better by the sounds of it!

    Thanks for looking in on me. I have now bookmarked your blog so I can keep an eye on you and see how you are travelling. XX

  6. It is so great that by having this journal, you can put down your thoughts and you feel better at the end of it.

    The operation will be a bugger but with your new found exercise skills I am sure you will find a way to work the crutches into some sort of a routine. Weights perhaps?

    And you are not sooky. Just worried.

    Have a good weekend :)

  7. So sorry to hear about your foot. Don't blame you for not looking forward to it all.

  8. Hope the party went well for you Julie!