Friday, July 4, 2008


With one bum leg, normal tasks now take a lot of effort. I just realized I'm running out of clean laundry. I usually wait until I run out of clean clothes before I haul everything to the laundry room and take up 3 to 4 washing machines. Too bad I didn't do laundry before my leg got worse; I think the last time I did laundry was before the May Chengdu trip!

The hardest part so far is just getting to my car. It takes me ~5 minutes to go down the stairs and walk to my carport. Usually by the time I get close, my leg will start to cramp. After getting groceries last night, I had to stop 3 times to rest just walking from my car back to the apartment. During the past two weeks, I think I've only ventured outside my apartment 5-6 times and twice was to go to work.

I'll need to find out from the orthopedic specialist how long this will take to heal and whether I should get crutches since hobbling on one leg is not working. I feel a bit embarrassed but I'm going to ask for a handicapped parking placard so I can park closer at work and at the supermarket.

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