“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein
  1. Those motorized carts in the stores aren’t nearly as fun or as fast as they look, nor do they come close to fitting in a dressing room or between clothing racks.
  2. I will never again take for granted immersing my entire body in a bathtub.  Or carrying my own coffee cup down a hall.
  3. Armpits bruise rather easily.
  4. Being unable to drive in rural America is a serious personal independence issue.
  5. So is having control of the TV remote.
  6. My next house will have no stairs at all.  I swear it by all that is holy.
  7. I am eternally grateful that I am not a single parent.
  8. When you are crying from pain, hearing “It will be okay, Mommy, don’t worry” makes you cry more.  But not from pain.  And kisses from three-year-old boys are great analgesics.
  9. I was not born to sit still; it’s simply not a part of the programming.
July 22nd, 2008 at 12:34 pm
5 Responses to “Casual observations from the newly crippled”
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    Cinnkitty Says:

    Holy Moly! This is interfering with your coffee consumption?? By all that’s holy — NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! 😉

    Take care of yourself, at least you went out with a bang, right?

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    Pink Pelican Says:

    Well, that just sucks all around. Take care and get better soon!

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    OS Says:

    i am so sorry that you are hurting! completely sucks. hope you get the hang of getting around soon and feel better fast!

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    b*babbler Says:

    (Sorry for the long delay in commenting lately. I’ve been reading, but commenting – well, that’s been at a minimum these days). However, I thought I’d pop into pass along my get well wishes.

    At least try to milk it for something spectacular – preferably electronic?

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    Edrei Says:

    You forgot #10:
    It is nearly impossible to eat out by yourself. Buffet-style places are right out. Places where you have to go through a line to pay (certain steakhouses)won’t even think about carrying your tray unless you beg them to.

    I agree with #1, though. It’s even worse when the battery dies while you’re on the other end of the store from the entrance.