Saturday, 2 May 2020

Good People, Hill Repeats๐Ÿ˜ท and Pilates ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผ‍♀️

My hand has reduced in size as the swelling has gone down, the bruising has all but disappeared, and I can now wiggle my fingers. Progress in deed! 

Walking has been quite therapeutic even in the rain ๐ŸŒฆ.  

I have to say a big thank you to my Pilates Instructor, at Lutterworth Pilates and Therapy Centre; Nikki has been superb with her advice, especially when I have been a bit down, she suggested that as the ribs started healing, speed walking and hill repeats would be good. 

As I heal more, squats and lunges can be added. Unbelievably, she has also offered to come running with me, as and when I can start again - not likely to be for a good few months, it is something I am very nervous about, so her support is much appreciated. 



I have discovered there are a lot of things that are challenging with one arm, “things” have become “things” that I never considered or knew existed....equally amazingly, it is surprising how quickly your body adjusts to deal with “ things”. 

Chopping Radishes (of course) ๐ŸŽ
Squeezing a toothpaste tube AND getting the toothpaste on the tooth brush! ๐Ÿ˜‚
Doing up the laces on my trainers.๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
Filing finger nails! ๐Ÿ’…
Opening tins! ๐Ÿฅซ
Blow drying my hair - although because of lockdown, I am starting to look like a yeti ๐Ÿ˜†
Washing hands! ✋Hand gel and wipes are my new best friends! 
Doing up zips........

The list is long, and I do find myself tittering to myself, which I know is sad, but it is quite funny. 

My OH stands looking at me, we both know he is happy to help, but being the independent, "I can manage on my own sort of person" struggling for 10 minutes is of course preferable to saying, can you do this for me, or can you help me with this.๐Ÿคฆ‍♀️

I have said in a couple of posts, how I’m lucky to know such good people, and to have such supportive friends. I owe a lot of people for keeping me positive and supporting me. A HUGE Thank you xxx

11 comments:

  1. Well done Wendy, keep going hun, you will get better and be able to do more. Nikki will keep you going..

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  2. Love your blog. Interesting story -
    Couple of decades ago a good friend on holiday in Cornwall fell off her horse and broke both wrists! Problem on way back at M5 service station with only husband to help her go to the ladies!!! Only had trousers on holiday.

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    1. I can only imagine how your friend coped at the service station, must remember to take skirt when I go on holiday :-)

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  3. Awww my darling girl, I love reading your blog! You were always an independent person who aimed high and you'll soon be back doing your triathlons! Once this madness is over we will have to meet for lunch! Speak soon Karen (Morbey)

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    1. Thank you Karen, hope you are well and staying safe xx

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  4. Thank you Karen, hope you are well and staying safe xx

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  5. Of course youd take the hardest route, why wouldn't you??!! Keep up the progress, slow and steady to get back to training as safe as possible

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    1. Thank you Dawn, if its not a challenge then we are not being stretched :-) Stay safe, see you soon xx

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  6. Well done Wendy, love the posts,
    Keep up the good work and positively, you are an inspiration.
    Stay safe, Hightx

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    1. Thank you Hight, you are being too kind. Hope Spain is OK and you are well. Stay safe xx

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