Preparing for hand surgery
I asked about this, and Lily answered thoroughly and thoughtfully, in the "Clearing out - cleaning up" thread, and so I thought I'd refer to it in a new post so other people with the same issue can find it.
Lily, thank you!
I'm having one hand at a time worked on, so I'll have one functioning hand/arm while recovering. Some of my old dear sister-friends have offered to come and stay in shifts at first, which is really lovely of them...they all live out of town, so we will have the benefit of a visit, too. But I am insisting that we limit each to four days, so as not to press my luck and their patience.
I particularly appreciated the idea of buying food already cut up, and using the slow cooker. The butcher can cut the meat up, and when my DH is away, I can eat like a medieval kitchen maid and just pick up the pork chop and gnaw on it!
Which is starting to sound like fun...
And I loved the idea of keeping wipes around to minimize running water while encased in plaster.
I'm in pretty good shape, and weight is not an issue for me, so wrestling with simple clothes should be pretty easy. I realize, however, that somebody will have to help me do laundry and change beds for a while.
Driving the car should be interesting...likewise schlepping groceries...and doing dishes. Paper plates, don't you think? And I live in a city near a university, so the take-out options are pretty various.
Thank you for helping me think about this. Planning is everything!