Okay, well I’ll get into the “how” in another post, but the news is that Tim spent last night in the hospital thanks to a broken right heel.
Why the hospital for a broken foot?
Because he also sprained his left foot/ankle so badly that he couldn’t put any weight on it either. When you can’t move of your own accord, you don’t get to leave the hospital.
After about 36 hours of resting both, he’s able to put enough weight on the left one that they’ll release him. But it’ll be dicey for a while, especially until that sprain heals more.
And because the universe is just humorous as hell, my own left heel is really tender.
Not quite sure how that happened. My lower back was hurting yesterday — even with the TENS unit’s assitance — and my purse was laden with things for the hospital. So my best guess is that I was walking funny and put too much pressure on one foot.
However it happened, things will be extra dicey until Tim’s sprain heals more and he’s then more mobile. And it’ll still be a while before he can drive again. (No cast, just a walking boot for the right foot and an air splint for the left. And a walker for the general ensemble.
I spent most of yesterday in an exhausted daze. I got one hour of sleep before Tim couldn’t take the pain anymore, three hours between leaving him at the ER and getting up for work.
Anyway, I’m leaving in about 45 minutes to pick him up from the hospital. Allegedly, they’ll be ready to discharge him in an hour. Which means 2-3 hours, but just in case they’re somehow on time, I have to be there at the appointed time.
So the poll:
I’m working with a company on a promotion that’s too complex/uncertain to get into right now.
So the gist is that the company wants to know if you guys use any particular stores for assistive devices. (Yes, I’m pretty sure assistive isn’t a word, but I’m working on 12 hours of sleep over two days, which for someone with chronic fatigue is the equivalent of about four hours’ worth.)
So anyway… We’re talking about stores that have work-saving things like shoe lifts or other medical-grade footwear, homeopathic remedies, shower chairs, tools or utensils for people who have trouble grasping things (Parkinson’s, bad fibro/MS days), SAD lights, etc.
Anything that someone with special health/mental health needs use to help treat/circumvent some of the more troublesome effects of their conditions.
Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t count in this regard.
Let me know of any online companies you can think of that fit the bill. The promotion won’t take place until April, but we need to know preferably by the end of the month. Hence my asking now.
Okay, off to the hospital.