One face in 30,000 with CF

One face in 30,000 with CF
One of the many faces of Cystic Fibrosis

Monday, May 21, 2012

Organization and Pain

   I have been doing a lot of nothing recently. 4 weeks ago I had pretty major foot surgery. 13 years ago I worked at Wal-Mart in Logan Utah. I was on a ladder trying to prove that I did not need a man to lift a stereo I had sold. Well guess what, I could lift the stereo but I put my ladder to close so when I pulled the stereo down there was no more room for me and down I went. I broke my foot and dislocated my shoulder. Now you would think that I would have been mad at the injury but I was more mad that the customer decided not to buy the stereo, and I was really embarrassed.   Anyway the doctor that took care of me should have put a pin in my foot then, and didn't so 4 weeks ago I had 13 years of damage that needed to be repaired. The first four weeks I could not use my foot. That was hard when I have so many things I need to do in a day to keep Zoey healthy. I was lucky, my mother in law stayed with us for four weeks. Zoey kept her very busy.
I am now walking in a walking boot but I am actually in more pain than the week of the surgery. A lot of that has to do with the fact I did not use my muscles for four weeks, well, and because I have a bunch of screws in my foot. I have also been going to physical therapy for a few weeks and he has to stretch my foot, and the exercises or working my muscles that got lazy on me. :). I am hoping I will be back on my feet at 100% soon. Even now that I am walking I still have to sit more than moving. If I over do it I pay for it by being up all night in pain. I know I just need to take a break and let my bones heal but I am so anxious to get back to my normal activities.

Speaking of normal activities, I am trying to get better at it. Everything I have read says kids need to be on a schedule. Well, what kind of schedule do I put her on when she is not in school other than 2 days of pre-school. I also feel like I am always 2 steps behind on everything. Well, I have started reading another blog at www.wannabebalanced.com. Crystal is the person that runs this blog. Crystal seems to have about as much OCD as I have about organization and schedules. The problem is, I have never been able to get organized with my OCD. Crystal has great ideas on how to schedule and get control of daily life. I have just ordered a super cute planner from her that she designed and makes. She is also sending me one for Zoey. It is a way to get our life balanced and I am hoping it will start getting Zoey excited about keeping track of her own treatments and so on. I have designed a check of list for her that she can check off every time she gets a task done. At the end of the week if she get's all of her check marks I am going to take her to the dollar store to pick out a prize. This check list is going to go into her planner that we get next week and it looks just like mommy's. The planner for mommy will help me keep track of meal plans, grocery lists, a work out schedule, and even a cleaning schedule. I hope it will give me a more balanced life. I always feel like I am rushing to get cleaning done at the last minute. I can also put in an activity that I will do with Zoey every day. If you are like me and want to get your life under control and you are into schedules and lists, I recommend you look into this planner, they are really cute and they make sense to me, they are not like the regular planners, this one is actually for a mom with a busy life. Here is the link to find them.  http://www.wannabebalanced.com/home-making/lists-and-schedules/52-weeks-of-balance/52-weeks-of-balance.html

I will keep you updated on how it works for me.

Here are a few pictures. I am working with Zoey on a different color a week. This week is blue week. We made an ocean on a Gram cracker, and also a picture of Zoey putting her foot up. She decided she has an owie on her foot just like Mommy and puts it up on a pillow like mommy.





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