Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

Summer has arrived with a bang here in Brittany - don't know what happened to Spring, but since I've been back home the temperatures have been soaring , up to 34 degrees yesterday and heading in the same direction today!! Not that I am complaining, it is just so lovely to have some sunshine at last!!

Its been a funny few days I have to admit - I know its some 20+ years since I last had surgery and that healing takes longer as you get older (!!) but I have no memory of feeling so tearful all the time and so very, very tired. The last 2 days have been better, so maybe the anaesthetics have cleared my body now or maybe its because I can loose the PJ trousers at last and get into some real clothes !!!! Once the daily wrestling with the 'stockings' is over, I 'm managing to get some short walks in before it gets too hot, so at least I am getting out of doors!!

I swear it must have been a man who thought up elastic support stockings though - no woman would have put herself through the daily frustration trying to put them (anyone got any tips on how to pull up {very tight} stockings lying down ??????) let alone wear such items of torture !!!!

Thanks to everyone who's left messages on the Blog - I will answer them all in time if I haven't already done so !!!


Wil Opio Oguta said...

LOL, I know how you feel with those stockings. I had to wear them when I had thrombosis (twice), but now I only wear them when I have a long flight.

Kathie said...

I couldnt find your email address sorry!
but I just had to thank you for my package...
what a wonderful surprise that was!
thanks again...

Mad about Craft said...

Even as a nurse I struggle to put these b£$%^& things on. Try turing them inside out and pushing the foot back inside up to the heel. Put your foot in and then work the leg over the foot and up the leg. Not fulproof but maybe slightly easier!