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Re: Coping with life post operation

Thanks @DruidChild I love this artists' images! (The one you shared for @litgym was my phone background before my phone died for good haha - don't worry though it will be on my phone again when my new one comes in the post Smiley Tongue)

I'm feeling sad today about how this injury has affected my life.
I'm sad that it made me stop being a cashier, I'm sad it made it hard for night fill. I'm angry at myself for not listening when people warned me about the boss and manager of a job I'd accepted. I'm mad that I left nightfill before my 3 month trial was up with that job. I'm disappointed that it all just fell to pieces. And I'm annoyed that now I have nothing to do except sit here and wait for this stupid foot to heal before I can start looking at work again, because it's just not possible to be able to get to and from work where I live with such a lack of public transport! Smiley Sad
I'm just feeling sad and overwhelmed by everything right now. And things at home are hard and I just feel overwhelmed with it all. And ugh too much worry and what if and crap floating around in my head. Right now I just wish I was a different person Smiley Sad

 

 

Ps. that all came out like word vomit. Sorry


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Re: Coping with life post operation

hey @Bee sorry to hear about today Smiley SadHeart

 

maybe focus on the positives of this surgery - you get to watch more Netflix, colour in and even have less stress. but i do understand life is much easier when things aren’t weighing you down. and can become boring and tiring when you can’t do much Smiley Sad 

have you done anything today to reduce these thoughts or planing on some self-care tonight ? how much longer till you see your psych ?

 

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Re: Coping with life post operation

@litgym the thing is the only thing that changed after the operation was not being able to drive and be independant, most of it has stayed the same to varying degrees, it did however put on hold the 12+ months straight of job searching...
I've tried to do some colouring but wasn't feeling it.
I don't see my psych for a couple weeks yet (I think) [which reminds me I need to book community transport!]

In other news I swapped out my foot stool for my exercise ball and my knee isn't hurting yet and I get to bounce my leg hahaha (encouraging blood flow to frankenfoot)

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@Bee yeah and that must be painful, but you’re trying your very best post operation ! is there maybe something new you can try ? like im teaching myself to play the ukulele ahaha. 

 

i loveee the name franken foot !! sounds like a good alternative to the stool Smiley Happy

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@litgym that is true! *half smile*
Ah something new... not sure, I kinda don't want to ha, I might process some more photos later, it will give my mind something to really think about Smiley Tongue

Ahhaha yeah it comes from the name of the original injury Smiley Tongue
Yeah it's proving nice for now, wait till I have to try and move the scooter around because I put hte stool in a bit of a silly place haha but still in reach if this wasn't comfy Smiley Tongue

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@Bee processing photos sounds good ! hahah good luck !! Heart

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happy birthday @Bee !!!!!

i know this isn’t the ideal place to wish you a happy birthday but oh well ! i hope you have a wonderful dayHeartHeart

Re: Coping with life post operation

Hey @Bee, I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so sad Heart Your injury and surgery sound like big disruptions to how you'd planned for your life to be going, and adjusting to that change sounds difficult Heart I wonder if there are any positives to what has happened? Sometimes I find that even when something really terrible happens to me, it can still be looked at as something that taught me something new about myself or about life. I apologise if that's completely off the mark, it's also true that some things just suck. 

 

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Aww @litgym <3 thanks (The amazing @lokifish made a thread over here Smiley Tongue )

 

@DruidChildthanks, there are actually a lot of positives that have happened fom this injury....
- it eventually put me on the path of really considering my career path, I'd put the whole career path on hold less than 6 months prior to my injury due to bad mental health. And with the injury and knowing a lot of the potentional long term side effects and that of the injury, I decided to look into Business Administration. And from that and some work experience I realised how much I wanted to be BEHIND the scenes of a business, I wanted to help run it and organise it to run. SO the data entry the making of reports and chasing up bills and paying bills all of that stuff is where I feel most interested and engaged. I found that while I like customer service and I have HIGH customer service expectations (I blame my first employer Smiley Tongue [In a good way, no love lost])
- I feel like I know more about myself now, I rediscovered my love for being in the water - although I still find it incredibly hard to find the motivation to get to the pool!)
- I met some amazing souls through my hydrotherapy program (which I fell out of - a few different reasons, but mainly lack of motivation and persistence) and I've bumped into a few of them recently in the shops and I just remember how good it felt talking with them and their down to earth nature.
- It brought me and a high school friend back together after a falling out, and we are now still friends, we have ups and downs still, but we have both grown and can appreciate each others' differing opinions more now.

Man there's some great stuff there, you really made me think there DruidChild! And now I'm going to save this and put it onto my desktop because it's so awesome! Smiley Tongue


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Wow @Bee, I am always so impressed by your amazing ability to find positives in the pain - I've see this in your posts in the negatives to positives thread, too. I'm so glad that thinking about it was something you found helpful! Heart How are you today, how have your pain levels been over the weekend?