Friday, November 25, 2011

Mr. Impulsive Stikes Again!

Twice... yep... twice!

The guy who made Ron's prosthesis and makes adjustments to it added a soft leather piece to the back where his knee "folds" over it and one on either side of the interior to help cushion his leg when he walks. In the beginning, he thought they were really helping but then felt like his leg was in a vice after about 10 minutes of walking. So, we took one of the them out the other day.

Let me tell you, these things were GLUED in with some industrial-strength stuff. My fingertips are all messed up from the darn weather (just gotta love split finger tips this early in the season) and my left arm is having some issues, so it was very difficult for me to get the thing out after he had started on it.

The part folded over the back is the leather piece that cushions the back of his leg.

The red arrow shows the leather piece. The two odd shaped "boxes" show where the interior side cushions were located. I say "were" because I had to take the 2nd one out last night because HE decided at 11:00 PM to start taking the 2nd one out. I knew that HE was not going to rest until the piece was out and if HE isn't resting, you know that "I" am not resting. {sigh} I was not happy. Especially since he dropped his leg on my foot about 20 minutes earlier and it was throbbing.

It might be kind of hard to see, but those discolored areas are bruises and a knot. I took this picture tonight and he dropped his leg on me Wednesday night. That is a very heavy leg. It hurt to wear my shoe both yesterday and today.

I did remember something about when they need to form and re-form Ron's prosthesis and that is the use of heat. So, I decided to get out my embossing gun (it gets hotter than a hair dryer) and try it. It worked! The adhesive softened enough for me to be able to pry it off and it only took me about 15 minutes.

It's my day off. No alarms set. No reason to suspect that anyone (if you know who I mean) will think I need to get up for any reason.

That would be negative. Of course, he had a reason to wake me up. Of course, it wasn't on purpose.

He was trying to get Maisey's attention.

By rubbing MY stomach as he called her.

Yeah... right... that's not going to DISTURB me at all.

I was seriously ticked.

Me:  What. Are. You. Doing?
Him: Trying to get Maisey's attention.
Me: And you think rubbing MY stomach is going to get HER attention? (she wasn't even on my side of the bed)
Him: Mr. Blah Blah emailed me back. They don't want to trade the keyboard.
Me: So, you really wanted me to be awake so you could tell me that.
Him: I've been up since 5:00, got dressed, put my leg on, and I've been waiting for you to wake up.
Me: It's only 7:00 AM. I don't have any reason to have to be out of bed for any reason for at least an hour.
Him: Oh. Do you want me to go into the living room and leave you alone?
Me: What do you think???


SkippyMom said...
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Thisisme. said...

Your foot certainly looks bruised and sore! Ouch! I think Skippy is right. You need to hang a big sign around your neck, saying "PLEASE DO NOT WAKE ME UP. I WILL WAKE UP WHEN I'M READY!". That's just not funny, especially when you have to get up early for work for the rest of the week. Grrrrr!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Slip him an Ambien! He'll sleep so you'll sleep. Haha. Hope your foot heals soon. That hurts for sure!

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Your foot looks really sore, how is it today feeling a bit less sore I hope......for the love of me I do not get why they think they need to wake us just beacuse they are awake hubby use to do things that would wake me on the days I could sleep in and then wonder why I got annoyed with him..........clueless.........

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I am so sorry! Your poor foot looks so sore. He just wants your undivided attention ..... and he got it!

orchid said...

Oh, my Dearest Teresa.
Ouch!!! It hurts for sure. Is it getting better or no sore at all by now, I DO hope so.
Sleeping is the most important for us to revive our body for next day. And especially you are expecting to have more than other working day☆☆☆
Well, I love the way you wrote this post, though.
Bless you TWO, big hugs and love from east, my friend. xoxo Orchid*
PS> So Sorry for my belated comment, really busy since last Fri. visiting relatives and so on. And Students are going to have term-test, haha.....

kneesandpaws said...

Ouch! That looks painful. I hope you are taking it easy and giving yourself plenty of time to heal and recover. I have a husband who loves to wake me up also. Unfortunately we have a bathroom in our master bedroom. It would be nice except that he wakes at five am for a shower. The worst is when he comes in after staying up late and makes a bunch of noises washing up. I could get used to that. But then, he wants to talk about something even if I've been asleep for an hour already. After he's done telling me whatever it was, he falls asleep instantly, leaving me wide eyed until after midnight. I understand why some people sleep in separate rooms!