I can’t deny that recovering from major surgery has been hard, in fact at times it has felt near impossible and just out of reach but thanks to the support of friends and family, my husband in particular, I am on the long and slow road to recovery. The hardest part for me apart from the pain has been the lack of independence and although I’m nearly 4 months post op and still on 2 crutches I am slowly gaining back small things that make me feel more self supporting. As the new month starts and the signs of spring are arriving it’s time for me to set myself small goals to get my motivation back. It’s easy to get cabin fever when stuck inside, especially in winter, and now I am beginning to panic when having to go anywhere on my own so I’m setting myself goals to get me out of this mood. Today, I have achieved 3 small steps (well they feel big to me!)… I managed to get in and out of the shower without the help of my husband, and even with the battle between me and my crutches which wanted to fall over, I feel much better knowing I can have a shower when I want… The biggest achievement, was managing to walk the 100 yards to the post box and back (even if I’m in pain now.) Hmmm maybe I need some more sales to make me go to the postbox again!… Finally, I agreed to meet a friend on my own outside of the flat, and although it will be a taxi that gets me there and not my legs these are all things that I have not done in 4 months! Maybe the trip to Florida and the much needed vit D has done me some good 🙂

Now I’m off to use my new found motivation to do some sketching and sewing…


Written by Vicky Morse

The designer behind Accidental Vix and mum of gorgeous and boisterous baby boy and wife to fab and supportive hubby with an aim to just be creative.

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