"He showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut,...
I thought: What can this be? I was amazed that it could last,...I thought because of its littleness, it would suddenly have fallen into nothing. ,...
It lasts and always will, because God loves it; and thus everything has being through the love of God."
Julian of Norwich
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Keeping Fit My Way
You may not be familiar with the articles on the left.
They are a pair of anti embolism socks, and they are issued when you have surgery here in the U.K.
You put these on before surgery,
and have an anticoagulant injection
every day you are in hospital
after your operation and keep the stockings on for some ten days.
This is to reduce the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.
All well and good,
but to be effective these stockings have to fit
closer than a second skin
and are very difficult to get on.
A handy hint from the hospital
is to slide them on over a plastic bag
and then remove the plastic bag
through the open hole under the foot.
Today, because hubby can't shower or get into a bath post op.
because the wound in his back has to be kept dry,
in addition to his usual ablutions we thought
it would feel refreshing to let his feet have a nice soak
in a bowl of water, so off came the socks.
Along with the other restrictions
he isn't supposed to bend, twist, or reach too much,
so of course I had to put the socks back on him.
Although we used the plastic bag trick I would say that,
even though I don't have much experience wrestling pigs,
getting those socks back on him was something along those lines.
By the time I got them back on him I not only felt
as though I'd wrestled a pig,
but that the pig had won!
Still, hubby's a nice clean boy now,
and I don't need to go to the gym!
If you want a blast from the past try this video of Olivia Newton John singing "Let's Get Physical" with positively no pig wrestling involved.