Ouch!

Dear Physiotherapist,

There is only one sadist who enjoys making people cry in my life – and that evil bitch is me!

Whilst I appreciate your tough love approach, the ‘no pain, no gain’ aspect of this regime is not one that I am a fan of.

I would suggest you inflict the pain on my husband since he enjoys that but… he’s mine and that’s my job.

As I have been informed that inflicting any form of violence upon you would be frowned on, I shall instead take it out on both Jack and Lucy’s asses. At least that way some fun will had from the doling out of pain.

Regards,
Samantha

Hurrah!

Today is a wonderful, fabulous, amazing, brilliant, utterly wonderful day. Today… Today the cast came off my leg!

The surgeon said everything has healed nicely and is ‘looking good’. I’m not sure we’re looking at the same limb – it looks pale, scaly, scarred, hairy and withered. This afternoon there was a bubble bath, veet and ALL the moisturiser in Wales.

I’ve still got to use the crutches and physiotherapy starts on Monday. But for now, I’m focusing on THE CAST IS OFF

All Gold 80s

One of my current favourite things is Spotify. Specifically the pre-programmed playlists which make listening so much easier. A nice 50 track playlist that I can put on for a few hours and get on with whatever it is I may be doing. Right now, that would be posting and reading on DW.

I’m a fan of 80s pop music. I was in my late teens/early 20s during the decade and it really influenced me, it definitely formed the soundtrack to my formative years. My favourite artists include Prince, George Michael, Madonna, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Queen, Spandau Ballet and Elton John.

Spotify UK has an absolutely wonderful playlist that I am completely in love with All Gold 80s. All gold, all day – unforgettable 80s hits It’s a 100 track playlist lasting 6hr 49min. It includes Fleetwood Mac, Eurythmics, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Toto, Paul Simon, The Buggles, a-ha, Whitney Houston, Bryan Adams, Tears For Fears… I am in heaven1

1 My leg is aching, my butt is getting numb, I’m putting weight on, I’m bored, I’m hungry, I’m home alone , I’m horny and I’m fed up. But at least the music is good…

youtube, film trailers and strapping young men

Today I have mostly been indulging in cuddling with the cats and my favourite humans. I also had sex for the first time in about a month and god was it good. I’ve just not been feeling in the mood because of pain, side-effects of painkillers, exhaustion and frustration.

I want this damn cast off my leg. It’s been a month and I’m tired of it. It itches and aches and it’s cumbersome. I had an orthopedics appointment yesterday and I’m healing ‘nicely’, whatever that means – both the bone and the operation site. I’m blanking on the medical term. I’ve still got at least another month before he looks at taking the cast off though. I’m getting more stable on crutches, less worried about falling over, taking less painkillers so while I am frustrated, things are all moving in the right direction which is always good to know.

So yes, cuddling, kissing and shagging – a wonderful way to spend a chilly, rainy, Welsh summer morning. I have discovered the joys of youtube, and have been enjoying watching Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna & Queen videos.

As well as 80s pop music, I’ve been watching trailers for some upcoming movies that I was already eagerly anticipating. If I wasn’t already excited for Justice League or Thor: Ragnarok, I am now beside myself. They both look like so much fun, don’t they?

It’s also worth noting on a purely shallow note, that both Jason Momoa and Chris Hemsworth are both deliciously strappin young men who I would not kick out of bed for eating crackers! (Sorry, Jack!)

It’s now time to move to the couch where there is a chicken salad waiting for me for my lunch and continue watching some Harry Potter. Lucy and I have been rewatching the movies this week, and we’re about to start The Order Of The Phoenix. A nice, comfortable, enjoyable Thursday afternoon.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, shall we dance

It’s all very rock & roll here in the Anderson household.

I spent most of the day napping, painkillers making me drowsy – joined at various points by one or more cats and/or dogs. At no point were husband or girlfriend invited, I’m sadly still hurting too much for that. Napping with either/both of them tends to be less napping and more… ahh what was that hilarious term I heard yesterday? Oh, I don’t recall but there’s generally not much napping to be had! They understand but still pout at me.

Friday nights are normally date nights and we tend to go out for a meal and then to the cinema because we’re all big film buffs. I’m nowhere near mobile enough on crutches for that right now which is disappointing because I was looking forward to seeing Transformers: The Last Knight. Instead we ordered pizza in, stuck Ant-Man in the DVD player and had a few rocking games of Monopoly.

All that excitement has worn me out so I’m back up in bed (one cat, one dog) listening to music, reading both your posts and my book, although I don’t think it’ll be long before sleep claims me again