Hearing from Lou and Rhys yesterday, we hadn’t realised this coming weekend is Easter!! I think in lockdown our days have just merged into one.
I haven’t driven since I hurt my leg, so tried today and it was OK. We decided to go to Deal as it is a straight road and not much to think about. Ellie came with us and Mal had a short walk along the sea front.
Of course by the time I arrived home my leg was aching but I have to keep moving. In the afternoon as promised the physio from the hospital phoned me. He explained the whole anatomy of the leg, told me I have torn my calf muscles and initially he would have given me exercises to do and also to use a cold ice compress. A shame I wasn’t put in touch with him before! He said it will take 6-8 weeks to heal, not to rush things, gave me exercises to do and will phone me again next week. When I said the surgery could have been a little more helpful he laughed and said they are only interested in medicines!
Early evening the surgery called me and asked how my face to face went with the physio!! I told her she had arranged a phone consultation but said they were very helpful. She also said my blood pressure was “on the edge”. I told her I have always had white coat syndrome so I have to get a blood pressure monitor and phone the results in. As the physio said, “they are all about medicines”. I would rather lower my own blood pressure if it is high.
Thought for the Day – “Live your life and forget your age.”
Mal walked Ellie and then when they came back we had a slow walk to the allotment again. I just sat and watched Mal make a whole new seed bed in his new allotment. He also chopped back the buddleia and blackcurrants in my allotment. A nice sunny day. Ellie found her spot in the shade. For a Cypriot dog, she really hates the heat.
Thought for the Day – “Kindness is the ability to love people more than they deserve.”
I decided to try walking to the allotment. It was slow but I managed. I wasn’t much use when I got there, I just sat down but at least I got there and back. This is the first of the rhubarb in my allotment. I have another 6 plants and there are more at Mal’s new allotment! I’ve a feeling there will be more rhubarb wine. Mal planting some seeds in the wobbly cold frame he has inherited and Ellie who is just content anywhere.
In the afternoon we watched the football qualifiers.
Thought for the Day – “A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.”
An interesting article concerning Deal in the Times. I guess now the DFL’s have taken over Whitstable and Margate, they will now start on Deal! I really hope not as it is a lovely town.
So progress this morning, I managed to walk to the cemetery and back. It is only round the corner but hey, I couldn’t even walk this time last week!
Mal went to the allotment. I did some baking and we had another go at the free £50K ITV 7. It’s free but we put a small bet on Royal Commando and yes it came in. As for the ITV7, I think we were out after the first race!
Thought for the Day – “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~ William James