Having a bit of company over helps a ton. During my first ankle replacement recovery, I was lucky enough to have my kids home for the summer. What a huge help they were! And when I had surgery on my second ankle, well...the kids had so many snow days, it was unbelievable. So I was blessed, yet again, to have them around to help. They are old enough to heat leftovers up in the microwave and fill my water jugs when they ran low.
I also had “Katie-Sitting” days during the recovery of my first ankle because I had to be non-weight bearing for so long. There were times when my husband and kids weren't home and I still needed help. So some of my closest friends came over and “Katie-Sat”. Mostly they just kept me company, but sometimes my friends helped out with some tidying. Two of my girlfriends one afternoon cleaned out my refrigerator. That was awesome!
Another company boost happened when people would drop by because they made a meal for me and my family. While the meal was great, and very generous, I really loved having someone just stop in for 5-10 minutes and say 'hi'. Especially in the beginning when I wasn't feeling well at all. Ten minutes was just enough time to give me a boost of happy without me feeling like I had to entertain.
A big THANK YOU to all my friends who visited, dropped off a meal, or “Katie-Sat”...you were a blessing! And to my kiddos...I am the luckiest mom on the planet...thanks for all the help you've given me...you've both earned major heaven points :)
Dear Readers...how has company been a help to you while your were recovering?
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