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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #180 on: September 07, 2010, 02:00:35 am »
Thank goodness for the internet helps to keep you sane - At least I was mobile - well could get to the kitchen to make coffee  :)
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #181 on: September 07, 2010, 04:31:20 am »
Hi Misty

Well if you can't put weight on the leg, I hope you've got a pair of crutches at least?

One of the worst things I remember about crutches is the fact that you can't carry anything. I used to make a cup of coffee, then I'd have to move it one crutch - hop at a time to wherever I wanted to be. So get yourself a cup that can seal (Ask CG to show you her AT cup, I think that will work great if you can get something like it), then you can carry stuff in a bag around your shoulder.

Oh ja, the bag is the other vital thing. I think my standard woolworths bag grew on to me after a few weeks  :biggrin:
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #182 on: September 07, 2010, 10:18:31 am »
Moet nie bekommer nie Duster, ek is nog nie naby aan my polse af kou nie :biggrin: positief wees is beter verseker :)

Yup I do have crutches, although Dakota offered to bring me Mark's, cause they're orange and apparently faster  :D

A bag, well now there's a good idea! As well as the sealed cup, I had one somewhere... hmm ja as I had the same prob with the tea, got a kettle and all up here, then realised I cant carry it and standing and drinking not much of an option either
« Last Edit: September 07, 2010, 10:18:59 am by Misty »
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #183 on: September 11, 2010, 10:39:58 am »
A little update... (pic not for the faint hearted) ;) had the stitches out on Wed, the leg feeling much better, less pulling and the wound looking good. Just a numbness still in foot every now and then, but that should get better.

Docter's orders still to take it very easy, next check up with X-rays in 4 weeks, will determine progress then.

Finally had my first proper bath this morning (the things we take for granted!) and I feel a lot more human now, apart from the hairy legs  :D

I'm confident the scar will heal 90% - will bio-oil as soon as I can!  :)

First outing will be to Blue Bulls talk yea!!  :ricky: (another thing we take for granted, mobility...)
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #184 on: September 12, 2010, 11:01:51 am »
Misty that is the spirit.  I broke my leg in two places.  In three weeks instead of four the cast was off and I went back to riding since.  :thumleft:
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #185 on: September 12, 2010, 12:04:38 pm »
Hey Leon / Misty. I also had that problem with carrying things around. My daughter lent me a big thing I could hag around my neck. I would make tea or coffee downstairs in the kitchen in a 500 or 1000ml bottle. screw the "prop" on tight. In the bag, over the head, around the neck and up I went. Soon I was pretty well independent except for the driving.

Soooooooo. That's where buddies come into it. Just shout if you know you need to go to this or that appointment, and need a lift. I'm here till Friday then off to PE again until the 2nd Oct. No problem, any time - just shout, you got my cell no too. DONT feel shit about asking other either. We've been there, done it, and survived. lastly , just don't get the DEPS, about you situation. I know the worst thing is being dependent on others, until you can drive a cage again. Get the DEPS is NOT going to help. Having an open mind, and accepting help where required and offered goes far further than anything else.

Just ASK. We cant smell, when you want to just get out of the flat and go have coffee, buy new clothes at your favorite boutique etc, or go do shopping at Woolies,  or just go talk shit somewhere other than home. So the offer stands, just shout. Any time, I'm here at my house /office most of the time, when not down in PE. From tie to time I go to Randburg / Florida for business, so I can come by almost any time. 
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #186 on: September 13, 2010, 08:43:37 am »
Thanks Tweets, but not too worry all, I'm not the depro kind at all!!  ;)
And it's not that I dont have the means to get around, more docs order that I'm not allowed to move around a lot, so it's rather frustration at times, but that will pass - I'm halfway there  :)
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #187 on: September 14, 2010, 07:18:47 am »
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #188 on: September 14, 2010, 09:06:59 am »
Hang in there, soon we can share "battle stories".  My cast comes off Friday afternoon, then I will know what the arm can do and cannot do yet AND I CAN START DOING DISHES AGAIN - Yihaaaaa!
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #189 on: September 14, 2010, 09:14:26 am »
Hang in there, soon we can share "battle stories".  My cast comes off Friday afternoon, then I will know what the arm can do and cannot do yet AND I CAN START DOING DISHES AGAIN - Yihaaaaa!
What's the Dish's name?
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #190 on: September 14, 2010, 12:49:31 pm »
 :laughing4:  :imaposer:

I'm sure Puddles will be happy about that!!  :mwink: I wont be doing dishes still anytime soon.... and yes, you do need your legs too for that! :D

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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #191 on: September 14, 2010, 02:13:46 pm »
:laughing4:  :imaposer:

I'm sure Puddles will be happy about that!!  :mwink: I wont be doing dishes still anytime soon.... and yes, you do need your legs too for that! :D



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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #192 on: September 14, 2010, 04:43:15 pm »
Mmmm LD there was an S on the end of that no wonder he chose to ignore you  :D though have to say with someone as cute as Puddles around no wonder he is sticking to the breakable glass type  :imaposer:
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #193 on: September 14, 2010, 05:30:33 pm »
Mmmm LD there was an S on the end of that no wonder he chose to ignore you  :D though have to say with someone as cute as Puddles around no wonder he is sticking to the breakable glass type  :imaposer:
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #194 on: September 14, 2010, 06:15:59 pm »
Hang in there, soon we can share "battle stories".  My cast comes off Friday afternoon, then I will know what the arm can do and cannot do yet AND I CAN START DOING DISHES AGAIN - Yihaaaaa!

What led to your state of affairs??
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #195 on: September 15, 2010, 07:39:07 am »
Hang in there, soon we can share "battle stories".  My cast comes off Friday afternoon, then I will know what the arm can do and cannot do yet AND I CAN START DOING DISHES AGAIN - Yihaaaaa!

What led to your state of affairs??

Well ... ummm ... he just wouldn't listen ... so "I broke his arm"  :biggrin:  ........... nooooooooooo not really  :pot:

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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #196 on: September 15, 2010, 07:59:14 am »
 :imaposer: @ Puddles... see dynamite does come in small packages so beware!! ;)

Thanks Laurika, appreciate the thoughts :)
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #197 on: September 15, 2010, 11:03:48 am »
Glad you are sort-of-up and semi-about, Misty!
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #198 on: September 16, 2010, 06:24:55 am »
Hi Misty, ja stem met Laurika, elke keer as ek 'n thread sien wat verwys na 'n downed dog, dan dink ons aan jou.  Staan sterk..... sorry, wees sterk en geduldig en ons dink gedurig aan jou.  P & M :thumleft:
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Re: Misty Down - But OK
« Reply #199 on: October 08, 2010, 11:37:14 am »
The 6 week update already, can you believe!

Saw the doc yesterday and he is very impressed (4 weeks of lying in bed paid off!), the ligaments and bone healing very nicely, and the cut too, would be able to wear those mini skirts still  :D Now the hard work starts, starting to walk again. In 3 weeks I need to be off the crutches  :o  ;D nah I'm ready for it - and then life can finally get back to normal - well as normal as can be without a bike for a long while still...

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« Last Edit: October 08, 2010, 11:39:47 am by Misty »
... “There might be a few bumps ahead in the road, but luckily you are well trained in off road riding!” ... PS: for sure, I'm a lot tougher than I look!! ;)