Monday, March 1, 2010

Suited For Re Entry Major Tom

In order to clean up the house a bit and do laundry to ready myself for vacation I have resorted to artificial aids.  I did some research and ordered a groin brace-and it's not here yet and I have things to do.

I tried a do it yourself wrap job which convinced me the brace will work well-but the wrap wasn't so great. So, I bought compression shorts.  This is basically a half of a wet suit, but I know from my bogs (muck boots) neoprene really does keep the muscles warm.

So, today I suited up to do the dishes.  I am wearing undies and a workout bra/tank top combo. On top of that I have a compression shorts.  I have a t shirt.  I have capri pants AND a soft ankle calf brace from foot to knee.

 As luck would have it the hip/thigh/groin that is wobbly is right on top of my forever wobbly ankle, and a twist of any of the those would probably set off an unfortunate chain reaction that I don't even want to contemplate.

I don't really care what it all looks like IF it will work and buy me some work time.

Oh, I also have a donut pillow to increase my sitting time...I pretty much mangled my sit bone area.  At least I can sit through an 30 minute show now...progress!


Cat said...

bless your heart! as a runner I'm familiar with compression shorts and you should get some help from them. not as good as a 'real' brace but extra support is a great thing!

hang in there baby!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You poor baby. I wish I lived closer. I would pop over to give you a hand. Geez. Keep on healin'.

studio lolo said...

Girlfriend, you're falling apart!
Are you sure your groin pull isn't a hernia? Eeeeegads!

I wish I lived closer too. We'd all be cleaning and visiting and working the pups so you could rest.

I'm right there with you in spirit though.

Snowbrush said...

Wow, it all sounds so cumbersome and tedious!

soulbrush said...

omg this sounds so hard, wish we could all help you, is there anyone who could come in and give you a hand?

Michele said...

I LOVE the donut pillow. I made good use of mine for months after Zoe was born : )

Anonymous said...

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soulbrush said...

how did the re-entry go and how do you feel now?