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Friday, December 17, 2010


I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago, but alas, I didn’t, so here goes.

What’s wrong with little kids that they don’t like showers but like baths? Baths are a terrible way to get clean . Oh wait, maybe that’s it, little kids don’t particularly like being clean. Unlike adults.

I mention this because for the about a month after my ankle surgery, they only way I could get clean was to take a bath with a leg hanging out of the tub. This was very suboptimal for a lot of reasons. There’s a reason that in ‘bathing cultures’, they get clean first, then get in the bath. Otherwise, you are just sitting in filth.

Well, now I can take showers, but sub-optimally, in that I can’t stand on both feet, and I have to change my bandage after, so it takes a long time. In short, I need to shower at night. I like to shower in the morning. I can’t wait until I do that again!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010


It turns out that I really like to put pants on ‘right leg first’. This poses a problem right now because to get pants over my crazy exoskeleton boot

I have to do left leg first.

I CAN take the boot off and do things the other way around, but it’s a pain to unstrap it and get back in, so I tend not to.

Next dr’s appointment is on the 20th, and as I am starting to be able to put weight on it now, I expect to not need the boot all of the time then. Maybe I can go back to my old ASO brace, which is far less obtrusive.

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