1 week down!!!!

Only 5 more to go. He’s doing great, he can bend his knee to 90° already which the PT Saudis awesome.
I worked 2-11 last night and I was so sore by the end of my shift. I almost dislocated my left ankle last night I think. Or would have twisted it really bad. I was squatting and trying to face products on the bottom shelf. And I turned my body to try to get something on my right and my shoes stayed in place and I was trying to twist and bend my ankles and it hurt. I stopped before something bad happened. They were both sore after that too. I almost did the same thing with my shoulder a few weeks ago. And last night. I’m going to have to be extra careful from now on I guess. It seems like I am stressing my joints more now and they’re all loose so they can dislocate easily. My PT in 2011 told me several times, I need to be careful and to always wear my ankle brace because I’m likely to dislocate one of my ankles,because of how they bend.

So today I’m going to wear my ankle brace. Or try to at least. I only work 4 hours today. I should go get ready for work.

Day 6.

Our vacation (staycation?) is half over now. I was going to post daily with what we’ve done each day but I don’t think about my WordPress blog that much. I want to go through and edit my posts one day soon. I make a lot of typos but then it’s hard to go and edit it while I’m typing it.  Maybe Thursday after J’s knee surgery. Once we get home I won’t be doing anything except staying at home and checking on J and bringing him whatever he may need. Why is WordPress so annoying to use??? I should see if there’s been an update on their app and try it again. When I’m on the computer, the text box doesn’t come up when I first click it. I have to go back and start over. The same thing when I use safari on the iPad. Then the other problems when I use safari are when I type, it won’t type my letters sometimes. I have to click post then edit and resume typing. If I try to go back and edit an entry on the iPad, I can’t put the cursor where I need to but I can do that on other websites or when I type anything anywhere else for that matter. Or the boxes on the bottom of this page were in the text box one time and then I couldn’t see anything that I was typing. It’s just full of bugs everywhere. I have very few problems with live journal. I can use the app on my phone or iPad. I can use safari on here for it. I used to have problems with LJ if I accessed the site through safari on the phone but I think that’s been fixed. Then I have zero problems if I use their site on the computer. So that’s why I probably use LJ way more than WordPress. But I use LJ for private posts and was trying to do a public blog this year. Who knows, I might abandon the public blog. I love documenting my life and being able to go back and read what I was doing at any point in time in the past 12 years of my life though.

So! Back to the staycation. Day 2. We did nothing. Day 3. J went golfing with P and then they came back here and played video games til P left in J’s car around 8pm. Oh!!! I forgot day 2 is when we started watching all the Harry Potter movies. We’ve watched 1-6 now. So since J isn’t going to need his car while he’s on disability P will borrow it during that time. We watched movie 1 on day 2 and movie 2 on day 3. Day 4 was Sunday and J went to the comic shop and then came and picked me up and we went to frisbee. I used to go but had never been to a Sunday game. I always liked going and reading a book in the sun. After that we watched move 3. Day 5 we drove to Fort Myers Beach so I could finally go in the Silver Witch store and buy some sort of jewelry. I had tried going there twice last year I think and they were closed both times. But they were open yesterday and I bought a new bracelet. image

I love it! It’s so cute and dainty. The owner still gives a FL resident discount too so I was happy for the savings there. We stopped at P’s old Walgreens to get crutches and a refill for me. Then we went home and watched movies 4 and 5. Today for day 6, we woke up early and went to an early movie at AMC since they’re only $5 then. We saw The Heat, it’s funny but wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be. It’s not a movie I’ll need to buy but I’m glad we went and saw it. We went to Famous Footwear afterwards (I think that’s the name of the shoe store haha) and I bought new balance sneakers. I wanted sketchers but the sole isn’t easily removable and I need to be able to get the shoe lift in there. The soles in the sketchers are glued down whereas the new balance ones are removable so that was why I went with them over the sketchers. I used to buy a pair based on how they looked but now the most important thing to me is being able to get the shoe lift in there. It makes me mad that I went so many years with my left hip clicking and shifting out of place for no reason. My doctor in 2005 told me there wasn’t any thing wrong with me. He was the doctor who treated me for the hip dysplasia as a baby til I was 4 so he knew my history. I always wondered if he said that because he didn’t want it to come back and bite him in the ass if his treatment then caused me problems as an adult. He finally gave me physical therapy but then I lost my insurance after 6 weeks of therapy so I stopped trying to fix it. Fast forward to 2011 and I go to a new type of doctor and he’s good at his job but doesn’t let me talk and say my whole answer if he’s asked a question. But he gives me medicines and gave me PT and that led to the shoe lift and knee braces and ankle brace which have all improved my life. I use the shoe lift all the time but I’m guilty as chargued on not wearing the braces as often as I need to. They were interfering with me being able to work the way I’m used to working. And I know my managers will help me but I still don’t want to need the help. So I don’t wear them and I have pain in my knees and maybe one day my ankle will dislocate. Fun things to look forward to.

So after buying shoes we went to Kohl’s and looked at clothes. I only found one of pair of shorts that I liked and were in my size. I didn’t look through their shirts too much but I think I’ll go back after payday. Hopefully they will have new sales. The picture frame sales were buy 1 get 1 50% off and I want 30%-50% off that they do often on them. And then I want to go in Michael’s and Office Depot. I can do that this weekend, I’m sure I can leave J home alone by the weekend. Day 6 ended with us watching movie 6! Tomorrow we might watch 7 and 8 since Thursday he might be sleeping all day or be too stoned to be able to pay attention. Lol

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Here’s my wonderful shoe lift. We’ll have to see if I need to keep it as is or if I’ll need a new one. I go to the doctor on Monday to see what my blood work says and hopefully he has a magic fix to fix it. Lots of boring updates. Maybe day 7 will be more interesting. Here’s a cool picture from the 4th. image

I might print it out and find a fun frame for it or make a collage picture with it. I have a picture of J in the driveway where it’s all red and smokey. That could look good together. Good night!

Stuuuuuuuuf.

I worked my usual Sunday shift. I only took my medicine before work so then 8 hours later when I was off work I was in PAAAAAAAAIN. If/when I remember to take it in the middle of my shift, I’m usually fine (as fine as I can be haha) and you’d think I’d learn my lesson. I had blood work on Tuesday to check my iron levels and other stuff. I need to call my doctor and reschedule my appt for a day before the tenth. I hope the blood work shows something for why I’m so painfully tired again. It hurts when it happens and I have to close my eyes and rest for a bit. 

We had an awesome weekend. Friday we went to Post Charltote and played mini golf there. Then we went to DQ and I had an Oreo blizzard. Yummy. Saturday was just grocery shopping. We bought lots of healthy foods and sort of healthy foods. Bananas, oranges, apples, raisins, blueberry muffins (I’m not sure how healthy people considers these but it’s healthier than my usual breakfast of apple toaster strudels), grapes, water, I also got toaster strudels haha, bread, potatoes, milk for the potatoes, butter, cheese. For the cheese, he got slices and I got cheese sticks. For the bread we each got the kind of bread we like. We bought other stuff, I don’t remember what though. Today we went to the movies and saw White House Down. It was a really good movie.

We’re so addicted to the game Ruzzle. My mom plays too so that’s awesome.

I neeeeeeeeeed to find flea medicine for the dog that won’t make him freak out on me. I can’t put it on him by myself because he won’t go near me and if I try to trick him, he fights so hard when I’m holding his collar that I’m afraid he’ll break my hand. Then when J holds him/his collar, he still fights but I can put most of the medicine on him but then I worry he’ll get it in his eyes and I always get it on my hands. Program, the oral flea medicine I’ve used for years with cats isn’t available anymore for cats or dogs. Speaking of cats I miss my cats so much.