Friday, September 26, 2014

It's Working

Dang. Where have these slippers been for my whole life?

Guys. I think I may have found a stress-reducing therapy of equal efficacy to a Butterfinger Blizzard.

What am I stressing about, you ask? I must confess that I'm thinking about my surgery a month from now. I'm not really anxious, and I'm not afraid, but....I just need a little help to mentally digest health related things.

The exceptional calming qualities of sugar and butterfat really should be investigated, distilled, bottled and prescribed. Anyway, that's the effect they have on me. But since I'm no longer capable of eating dairy without living in a bathroom for 24 hours, I've had to seek therapy elsewhere. I believe that I've discovered a treatment that _almost_ equals the tranquilizing powers of a Blizzard.

Shopping. It's shopping, people.

Not just aimless shopping, but shopping directly related to whatever is causing my stress.

I'm not worried about the capabilities of my surgeon, or physicians, or anesthesiologist. I'm not afraid about post surgical pain. Because to a large extent, once I've made the choice of surgeon and hospital, everything that follows is pretty much out of my hands.

No. What I'm thinking about in respect to my upcoming procedure are things over which I have some modicum of control. Really important issues, such as the aforementioned What will I do if I drop my undies on the floor? and How am I going to put on my shoes if I can't bend over?

Now that I have a plan and a tool for the potential underwear incidents, and my grabber tool should arrive tomorrow.....on to the shoe conundrum.

Therapeutic online shopping to the rescue. I'd much prefer to conduct this therapy in real life while motoring myself around the nearest mall, but then if I were capable of hoofing around the stores, I wouldn't be looking at an upcoming laminectomy after all.

So online it is.

All of my shoes these days are lace-up or mary jane styles, both of which require not only feet but hands. So I've been looking at shoes that don't require me getting my fingers down to my feet, and the first of the two pair that I've chosen arrived today.

What do you think? I love these things.

They're leather, and have a plastic-y bottom so if I need to step outside for something, I can. I've never heard of this company before but think they did a great job on these beauties.


My friend Kathleen made a great suggestion in case I find myself having to use my other shoes: acquiring a long-handled shoe horn.

Excellent. You'll excuse me as I head over to the Amazon site...


Nicole said...

Nice shoes! I've been a fan of Uggs since high school, and these look like they'll do nicely.

I've been pretty stressed over health issues, too, lately, as well as over lots of other issues. My therapy Jeeves and Wooster audiobooks by PG Wodehouse. I just listened to The Mating Season and I don't think I ever went more than 5 minutes without a hearty laugh.

mcspires said...

Those look soooooooo soft!

Shara from Seattle said...

I got a front closure bra. I've invested in a butt wiper and make sure I buy wipes. I know your skin is sensitive like mine and the last time I wore a brace I broke out in a fungal infection that grew to every moist spot I owned. Caldesene protecting powder really helped. I have a bench in the bath and a handheld shower head. I have a curtain liner in the shower to insure I'm not chasing soaps wherever I'M AT. Do you know where you will spend your time? I brought an electric teapot and set it up in my room. Pre-make dinner, find your delivery menus and have the house and laundry all done. You aren't going to be able to vacuum for awhile. Pillows! Pillows! Pillows. Good luck girl. Easy as carpal tunnel surgery only it's on your back right?