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   Posted 6/1/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I've gotta say that when the doctor first told me that I would be off work for 3 1/2 weeks following my foot surgery, it sounded so wonderful to have that much time off.  Just gotta vent and say I'M GOING BONKERS.  Ahhhhhh I feel better now.  I never realized how frustrating being laid up could be.  I now realize more than before how hard it must be on others with much more serious illnesses that are homebound for long time.  I'm grateful it is just my feet but going stir crazy to the point of crying last night cause I was regretting having the surgery.  I have lost all my patience - if anyone finds it, let me know.  Needless to say, I have upped my dosage of Xanax today, hoping to keep myself at an even level of emotion.
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   Posted 6/1/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I am looking for your patience (is it behind the couch?) Diane sweetie.  We think that time off will be fun...oh wrong!  When I had my concussion and had to lie around being sensible..I went nutto. I have no advice, but to care for you and (try) not to take it too seriously. hugs.
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   Posted 6/1/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Maybe your patience snuck into the empty house when my cat was released and is trapped there now itself? I'll check.

Hang in there, my friend. Soon you'll be up and around again, and I hope you'll think wistfully of how uneventfu days off work are.

Take us outside on the laptop and vent away!


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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I know how frustrating it is to be unable to do anything, especially since the surgery was on both feet.  I did the same thing about 20 years ago and it was driving me mad because I couldn't do anything.  This too shall pass and you will be up and about very soon.  In the meantime, just do the best you can to keep yourself occupied and not think about being couped up.
Get well soon and keep posting, we'll help you through this.
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   Posted 6/2/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   


I found your patience, all you have to do is come here to get it.  I truly do understand your frustration  as back a few years ago I had foot surgery and had to wear a surgical shoe for 4-6 weeks...........I was to keep it elevated.  Well fine but I had to go to work and it was winter time.  Of course getting around was a pain in the patoot and keeping it elevated when working on puter and desk work was a challenge.  So the foot hurt and the swelling increased from not keeping it up.  Back to the Dr.s and he put me in a Cam Walker.........still have it, never know when I may need one LOL.

 I would have to change into the Cam  Walker when I got to work as I could not drive with it on.  I got a Handicap Permit to park by front door.  Yup, they sure did, the crew plowed in my car one day and I had snow as high as the bottom of my car doors.........Now what.  Well I lost my patience and was so frustrated.  I had to call Plant Op and someone had to come and shovel out my car.

I understand how you feel and also how handicapped people feel. I went home and cried...............I could only wear tennis shoes for almost a year as every other shoe hurt my foot. 

Just for you:

A Prayer for Patience 

Dear God, please give me patience and I need it RIGHT NOW !

Hugs to you
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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