December 12, 2003

My Ankle Schedule

It’s boring! I want to be healed. So far I’m refusing any assistance other than the crutches, but...

  1. I get up at 5:00 A.M.

  2. I wash and shave and that takes about an hour because of the ankle.

  3. 6:00 A.M. - Put a new blog entry on line - 5 minutes

  4. 6:05 A. M. - Getting dressed takes an hour because of the ankle.

  5. 7:00 A. M. - I work on new blog entry, about 45 minutes to an hour

  6. 8:00 A. M. - Breakfast is broght to me. I read the paper while eating - about 45 minutes. The timeing may vary if breakfast arrives late.

  7. I work on the new blog entry for about an hour.

  8. 9:00 A.M. - Watch CNN for about an hour.

  9. 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. - Listening to classical music seems to help with the frustration of not being able to live my life the way I would like.

  10. 11:00 to 12:00 A.M. - The Scott Merritt drawings have been resurected from the bottom of the closet with the help of my neighbor Peter. So, I work on repairing them for about an hour. Perhaps I shoulld just give up and start them over.

  11. 12:00 P.M. - I muster my energy and “crutch” (Isaac’s new verb for the day) my way to the dining room. It takes about 30 minuts because I need to stop and rest on the way.

  12. 12:30 to 1:30 - Lunch

  13. 1:30 to 2:00 P. M.- The gimpy old man staggers back to his apartment.

  14. 2:00 to 3.00 P. M.- I take a nap because those “DAMN” crutches tire me out!

  15. 3:00 to 4:00 P. M.- Work on blog or drawings

  16. 4:00 to 5:00 P. M. - I hold court. It seems if people are going to visit, they do so on their way to dinner.

  17. 5:00 to 5:30 P. M. - struggle to the dining room.

  18. 5:30 to 6:30 P. M. - Supper

  19. 6:30 to 7:00 P. M.- Crutch my way back to the apartment

  20. 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. - Read and write e-mail and read other blogs.

  21. 8:00 to 9:00 P. M - Write for my blog.

  22. 9:00 to 10:00 P.M.- Get ready for bed.

  23. 0:00 to 10:30 P.M. - Lights out!

Ruth tells me I should be exercising with the crutches every day. I tell her that just using them to perform my daily life tasks is enough exercise. I plan on having extremely muscular arms before this tribulation is over.

*The image above was viewed at “Algent Health: A Higher Standard of Health Care,”, © 2002, Algent Health Care (Friday, December 12, 2003, 6:20 A.M.)

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