Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 267

Ever start to feel intimidated by what you see on the internet?

I've been spending a lot of my time hanging out on scrapbooking communities and looking at other people's scrapbook blogs.
I'm blown away by the pieces, and slightly freaking out.  The stuff is just gorgeous. 
I've go so many project ideas of my own cramming around in my brain, but unable to do any of them because all my craft stuff is still at my apartment while I'm still stuck on my mom's sofa. 

9 weeks since I broke my leg.  The pep talks from my physio therapist are not helping.  He means well, just... lest he's not yelling at me like some of the other therapists do to their patients.
I think in the three week's I've been going in, I've had one day where I did not cry.  I just can't get over the pain of it. I don't remember there being this much pain with my last injury.

The movie challenge movie de jour is up. Day 144  
If I can get my hands on some of my crafting supplies soon, I have a few ideas to incorporate for the movie challenge. 

Don't even ask me about book club.   I've already missed 2 of my own book club meetings -had to cancel them- because of my knee.  Will be on crutches for a few more months. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 266

It's been slow and extremely painful in physio therapy, but today showed some major progress. I had to use this rowing-bike machine to help with both my knee movement and for strengthening my muscles.
Hurt like hell for the first few minutes, but then got into the rhythm of it.  The result was me being able to - with my brace- bend my knee enough to touch my toes to the floor. 
Not standing on tip toes but a similar style of movement.

In other words, I've reached the point of bending my knee with the brace to a 55 degree point. 
Two weeks ago I was only at 15 degree. 

Still need to take the pain meds before a session, which after an hour today nearly knocked me out.  I don't like taking these pills.  They knock me out. Barely made it home before I fell asleep.  Almost did on the ride home from physio.

The movie de jour was posted this morning. Day 140.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 265

So I did a bonus post yesterday once the issues seemed to straighten out.
Today's movie de jour was posted this morning. Day 139

We hit +17c today here.  Nice. 

I know this blog is suppose to be a place that is drama free, but I'm sitting here right now trying not to throw stuff at my mother.   Oh my god! I remember why I moved out to begin with. 
According to my doctor and my physio therapist, I'm looking at another 6 months before I'm anywhere near what they consider fine. 
6 months!  I am not sure I can handle another six weeks let alone 6 months of having to share space with my mother.
And it was a total mess this morning with my physio therapist when he found out whomever it was that signed my original hospital release forms after the surgery, put down on that I was fully able to do stairs.
I can not.  If I was even slightly able to do stairs I would be home not on my mother's sofa. 

okay now that I got that out...

Sunday, April 22, 2012


The movie de jour is up.  Day 138

Been having some issues this morning with the 'save' button on the blogs.  Why is it, just when it seems Blogger fixes one thing, we've got another issue?

I was trying to work on the post for today over on the movie blog, but it wasn't letting me save.  I warn you, I barely got a few sentences done on the film and it was so not a decent comment/post. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

day 263

The movie de jour is up.  Day 137

Been a rough few days.  Had my doctor's appointment on Thursday, it did not go well.
Have been in a major amount of pain for the last two days.  Nothing seems to work.

Have been watching season one of Farscape the last few days.  Think I'm on episode 13. Other then that, need to get around to doing the wrestling reviews for the weekend. 
All my craft projects are on hold since doing this to my leg.  Because all my crafting stuff is at my own apartment and I'm still stuck on my mother's sofa. 
My physio therapist said the way things are going, I'm going to be at lest another month before I'm able to get down to using just one crutch therefore being able to carry stuff myself.  Both he and my doctor keep using the word "horrendous" when they talk about my injury.  Doesn't put much faith in me hearing that.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Had another doctor's appointment today.  Was okay.  Doctor says everything has healed well.  Now, it's just a matter of getting my flexibility and strength back.  After that happens then they can take  out the wires.
Pretty much the same thing he's told me the last two weeks in a row. 

Movie challenge... yes I posted the movie de jour this morning. Day 135

Short post tonight

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 261

The movie de jour is up.  Day 133

Just got back from physio therapy.  Dude made me snot and cry again.  But, it's going to be worth it when I can walk again.

It will be nice to see the inside of my own apartment too... whenever that might be. I know it won't be until I can handle the stairs, but at this point, I can't even stand long enough to do much more then brush my teeth.
It's going to be a long haul with this knee. And I still have to have a second surgery at some point in the next two or three months to remove the wires.  Dreading that.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Day 260

The movie de jour is up.  Day 131 plus my post for the movie blogathon.
No, I didn't get the bonus post I wanted for yesterday done.  I'll have to rethink it for another time.

Tonight, big pay-per-view for wrestling.  Hoping to do the review for it. Should be interesting.
So it will be an extremely late night with a very early morning tomorrow for physio therapy. 

Not much else to talk about at the moment, not much going on when you're stuck on a sofa with a broken leg.

Okay, check out my blogathon post, check out the dude who's hosting it, check out the other bloggers. I've been jumping around the group this morning already and some of their posts are pretty interesting.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 259

The movie de jour is up. Day 130
Getting up there eh?  I'm working on an extra post for later too.
And for those who are interested, I'm going to be part of the blogathon tomorrow on the movie blog.  You can catch the details here

Spent my afternoon yesterday on the wrestling reviews.  You know you've been away from something for a really long time when you start blanking out on terms. One of the wrestlers used an arm-bar and my mind totally blanked on thinking what it was called. 

Switching gears on you for a second here.  The tv show Grimm... loving the way that one is evolving. It's like the best of Buffy/Angel and Charmed mixed with the best of Law and Order.  Fabulous!
Loved the little twist in the show that aired last night. 
This was a good year for television.  There were a few years where television died, but this turned out to be a year where the shows; showed some real power.

I have to wonder if that has anything to do with the fact a few soap operas were cancelled this year?  The writers/actors/producers etc who worked on the old soaps would have needed places to go right... right.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 258

Long day.  Early physio therapy session, then had to sit around for four hours in the doctor's just to get a refill on my pain pills.

The movie de jour was posted this morning early. day 128

That's about all for today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 257

Movie de jour was posted few hours ago.  Day 127

Day 2 of physio therapy.  Went much better then yesterday did.  Actually got some nice movement on my leg.  Still had a few tears from the pain but I handled myself much more ladylike then yesterday.
I did nearly pass out but that's another story.

And got the brace finally! It took a lot of calling and harassing the insurance place,  both from myself and the orthopedic place for them to understand I needed this. 
This brace has been the only thing anyone around me has been talking about for the last two weeks.

One step closer to recovery.   No puns intended.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 256

Physio therapy was this morning. 
It did not go well.   I'm suppose to be able to have 60% range of motion before I go back to see the doctor next week.   I have 15%.   That's like nothing. I might as well be at zero.
The therapist was a total babe, too bad I ended up crying like one.  I'm in for a really long year trying to get back to where my body was before the accident.

And I'm still waiting to hear about the range of motion brace.  I should have had this thing weeks ago.  At lest the therapist took the time to explain why it's so important, unlike my doctor who just yelled for ten minutes. 
Then he snickered sort of because he's never had a patient at such a disadvantage as me with my mobility.

anyways, that's the health update for today.  I head back into therapy tomorrow morning.  I hope it goes a bit better.  

And the movie de jour.   I posted day 126 this morning.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 255

Tomorrow is going to suck.
I have to start physio therapy tomorrow morning, and I still do not have the new brace.  I still have not been approved by my insurance. aka disability.
I was suppose to have this new brace two weeks ago. 

Today's movie de jour was posted this morning.  Day 125

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Day 254

Boom, today's movie de jour is up, Day 124 plus an extra post.  I'm going to be part of a large community thingie on the net next week.  A blogathon, where movie fans/bloggers talk about our favourite years in movies.
I plan on totally being my dorky self so it should be fun.

Yesterday, I spent a nice chunk of the afternoon - over four hours actually- working on a wrestling review.

Yes you read right, over 4 hours on one blog post.
This was the first time my mother ever witnessed my doing a wrestling review and she kept asking "are you finished yet?".  Put me in mind of a little kid always asking "are we there yet?" 
She never believed me before on how long it takes to do a review.  Now she knows.  It takes hours to cover a 2hour show.
And yes, I was rusty.  I know I spelled one of the newer wrestler's name wrong, and when I saw my post after it was posted and way too late to fix, I spotted more typos then I want to admit to.  

But still it's the best thing I posted all week.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Day 253

The movie de jour was up few hours ago. Day 121

And about my leg...  I got back from my doctor's appointment about half hour ago.  It went well. Pretty much what I expected.  Got yelled at because I didn't have the new brace yet, I haven't been approved yet by my insurance... which sucks.  And the doctor wants me to start physio therapy next week.   When we went to the physio therapist, she shook her head and said that there was no way to fit me in that soon. 

So, health wise things are looking up.  Feeling just totally drained now emotionally. Dude!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 252

End of the night.  Not much to talk about.   Only had the movie de jour today, nothing extra. Day 119
There have been a few planets going in a retrograde motion for the last few months, and tomorrow they turn back to a direct motion.   This will help clear up some of the complications everyone's been feeling the last while. There is also a Full Moon this weekend.

If you're a tv junkie, then you know most of the shows are winding down for the season. And the new line up of mid-season replacements are all starting. 
I'm a recovering television addict.  Okay, so I've fallen off the wagon, but that's only been the last few months.
My tv addiction used to be so bad that when I lived at home a billion years ago, I always had two vcrs going non-stop plus did the switching back and forth between other channels.  So at any given time, I would be watching four or five shows in one hour.   And our house had something like 6 tvs and vcrs. That made one in each bedroom of the house, the livingroom and the rec room in our basement.  My whole family were tv addicts. 
I was 6 years without cable.  Made my life easier, the only thing I couldn't break myself of was wrestling, and now... this winter since I've been at mom's I've become addicted again.  
Mom's a massive CSI fan.  Anything that's a cop/medical drama. She got me hooked on Body of Proof, which has it's season finale next week.
Dude, this is bad really bad.   When my leg is healed enough for me to get home again, I'm going to end up having a few days of uberbordom from no cable.  That's the one downfall of the new DVRs compared to old VCRs.  You can't just tape something and then take the tape home to watch later. You are stuck with the recording on the digital box where you taped it.  In other words, it's on the digital box at mother's and that's the only place I can watch it.

Unless I want to hunt on the internet for days.   I hate that.
Yes, I'm in a fairly good mood.  Bored but in a fairly good mood.  And Thursday I head back to the doctor's for my next round of x-rays.  I'm figuring that he'll start me on therapy for my leg then after the long weekend. 
Being able to walk again will be wonderful.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 251

The movie de jour been up all day.  Day 117

Have read half of the Broken Heart series by Michele Bardsley.  Vampires and werewolves and such. 
Which is good, as I've not been reading at all for the last month since breaking my leg. I know I've got the movie challenge, but that's all I've been doing for the last month.  Just watching movies and feeling sorry for myself.

So books then keep me from thinking.  Waiting around to find out if my insurance will actually let me get my brace or what?  I hate waiting.  For anything.

Okay, I am seriously thinking of going back to doing wrestling reviews.  Might even consider going back to doing book reviews too.
See too much time on my hands.