You might be asking yourself, "Where did Megan disappear to for a month?" I disappeared to Stan's house. You see, I tore ligaments in my foot at a soccer tournament, and I ended up in a cast for two weeks. Wow! I never knew how difficult it was to have a cast! I was wobbly on my crutches, the stairs leading to my second floor apartment almost killed me, and I couldn't drive or shop on my own!
Then there was the matter of work...
All my schools have two flights of stairs in between floors, and all my classes are on the second and third floors. This posed a problem. I was not supposed to put any weight on my right foot, but I couldn't get up stairs without using my right foot. Then there was the matter of squat toilets, which my schools also have, and which I couldn't use. I tried to go to school, but the teacher I worked with refused to move our classes to a classroom I could reach, so I sat at my desk and wiped away tears of frustration. Then my boss let me go home...for two weeks! It was very kind of my Board of Education to let me convalesce like that, and pretty much necessary. As soon as I got the OK to stay home, I actually had Stan pick me up and I went to his home, which feels like home to me, too. Stan's house has zero flights of stairs, a spacious shower area where I could sit on a stool, and a super-duper boyfriend who cooked for me and did my laundry! I love Stan's house!
So, are you wondering what I did at Stan's house for two weeks? I have two words for you: TV and crochet. I had recently rekindled my love affair with crochet, and those two weeks gave me a chance to go crochet crazy!!! I would sit on the couch, with my foot propped up on pillows, watching downloaded American TV shows and crocheting for about 8 to 12 hours a day. It was crazy. It was awesome!
I took advantage of my inability to go most places and just kind of "dropped out" for awhile. I didn't write a lot of emails. I didn't post in my blog. I just let myself disappear from my overly busy life. I loved it.
In case you're wondering, my foot has been healing well, because I stayed off of it. It is now taped up tightly and encased in a brace. Walking and standing for too long hurts, but I am on the road back to normal foot usage!