Wednesday 27 February 2013

my man.... better than shoes! Any shoes! Better than the new season's Marc Jacobs Mary Janes, for the savvy ones ;) And, if you remember (if you don't, you may read my first ever post in this blog) this is how it all started. He was the reason for starting this blog. And now, so many years later and still together, I want to dedicate one more post to him for all that he has done for me this past few days... for having been the most wonderful "care taker" ever :)

One week post-op, fear free by now (yep, no more of that horrid feeling of the unknown) and I gave my first, very proud, non-crutches steps last night! I would be a liar if I said that I have suffered a lot from this operation. The pain has been very tolerable, so has the discomfort, and having returned home from the hospital on the same day, really did wonders for my mental health. However, as you can imagine, I have been in need of a lot of help these past days. And I  had it!

Taken to and from the hospital so I wouldn't feel alone, meals being shopped and prepared for me (and as always extremely delicious) so that I did not have to stress for nothing, the best company I could ask for and loads of films and TV series to watch so I don't get bored and even help to take a much appreciated shower a couple of days after the procedure (mind you, first time ever it has been this long... and has been repeated since, I'm not an animal, people), I cannot begin to express how grateful I am!

For a man who does not have a high tolerance for sickness, since also he hardly ever gets sick himself, my better half has been magnificent with me! Patient and carrying and worrying not to leave me alone for more than a couple of hours for the first days, even being on stand-by at the hospital to come to me as soon as was back in the room after the operation (and, yes, seeing his face at that moment was priceless for me), and not laughing (a lot...) every time I would carry around under my sweater that pillow I used for my leg (carrying things around while on crutches is tricky...)  he has been all I ever needed and more!

I know that he will feel embarrassed when he reads this but... I really needed to tell him how I feel and I'm better expressing those things in writing than verbally... Besides, he genuinely deserves this post, he is after all and always be "better than shoes" ;)

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