Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
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If we were having coffee I’d invite you to sit outside with me and enjoy the sunshine. Spring is definitely here now, and it’s even getting kind of overly-warm some days.
I can’t believe we’re already into May. April vanished into a fog of surgery and recovery for me. Foot surgery and gallbladder removal both went smoothly, and I’m recovering well. It is hard for me to be having to stay off my foot for so long, but Monday I’ll be going back to work for the first time since the first week of April! While it will be really nice to get back to my routine and back to work, I’m anticipating that it isn’t going to be terribly easy.
I’m fortunate to have family, and co-workers, who are going to do what they can to help make the transition smooth while still facilitating my continued healing — but it’s still going to be a lot more time on my feet (and walking) than I am use to at this point. I’ll be icing the foot whenever I’m sitting down, and will figure out some way to elevate it a bit when I’m sitting as well — but there is still standing and walking required to get the job done. Thankfully the gallbladder surgery recovery will have a minimal impact on my returning to work at this point so I’ll primarily just be having to worry about the foot!
These past two weeks I’ve been able to start the first steps of physical therapy for the foot. I can wiggle my big toe again (okay, more like slowly move it but… that’s something, right?). Next week I upgrade to careful pushing my toe a little bit more, and then in a few weeks I’ll add weight-bearing movement!
I’m looking forward to slowly working my way up to being able to do more walking, and maybe even starting in on dancing again. While I enjoy my time being able to sit and relax, read and write and crochet, I also miss being able to be active – especially as it’s warming up out there. I’ve been reflecting a bit this past month, and realized that my foot has been holding me back from activities for about two years now, so my eagerness to get moving again has just increased. I’ll be fixing up my bike and working on building my stamina to ride that more, increasing my walking, maybe getting a membership to use the local pool….
Of course, all of that has to wait until I can, you know, walk without wearing the surgical boot.
Well, I should probably get going on some of the other things that need to be done. I had a very extended to-do list for my surgery recovery time. Thankfully I also knew that it was entirely possible that none of it would get completed, because very little of it did. I did, however, get some reading done and need to write up my mini-reviews about those books. I’ve also set some solid goals for myself for this month in regards to my writing/editing, so it’s time to get moving on that as well. As I mentioned during my IWSG post on Wednesday, the longer I let this chapter’s revisions to sit and wait, the more needlessly daunting it sounds.
I also want to make sure to get some blog-visiting done this weekend. It’s been rough for me to keep on-top of anything online this month since most of my activity has been restricted to my phone, while lying on my back. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone!
What have you been up to lately? Do you have any plans for the coming weeks?