If you’re on crutches or have been on crutches or are/have been in any way challenged physically for a temporary period, you’ll no doubt appreciate my frustration right now.
Walking 100metres is like running a marathon. Seriously, I don’t know how I’ve managed it three times previously.
Anyway, I’m trying to get my surgery sorted and it is taking the LONGEST time to resolve and all I’m thinking is the further away the surgery, the longer my time on these awful crutches.
But that’s such a depressing thought!
So let me share a few perks of the short-term infirmed life to flip that frown upside down…
People are actually super keen to help if you let them. Stop with the ‘I’m an independent lady/guy’ attitude and accept and appreciate the kindness of strangers. It took me a while to get used to it, but now I’m embracing this perk!
No longer feel guilty for cancelling or saying ‘no’ to plans. If you don’t wanna go out you have a genuine excuse!
…BUT make sure you do spend time with friends though. They’ll be more inclined to travel to your house, which means you save money on petrol! And laughter is one of the greatest cures in life.
No longer feel guilty for ordering crappy food and takeaways. Cooking is such a MASSIVE challenge and actually pretty dangerous on one leg. Until I figure a safe way to make it happen, I’ll be enjoying Mum’s cooking for the next 6+ weeks! (That’s a good and a bad thing!)
Well, that’s all I can think of for now.
Can you think of any more crutches perks? If so, let me know!
Thanks for reading. Stay blessed & inspired!
P.S. I just thought of another perk…when travelling at the airport, take advantage of wheelchair assistance and enjoy first class treatment including being ferried around, beating the queue at security and customs, getting to be the first to board the plane (and the last one off – sorry!), and having somebody else carry your bags for you! Yay. I told you there’s always a silver lining, didn’t I? 😉