Monday, March 31, 2008

The closest I'll get to a scooter.

Well I've wanted a scooter for quite some time now and I finally had the chance to drive one, although it wasn't quite what I had in mind.



Let me explain. You see, about a year and a half ago I fell while walking in Harvard Square. Since that time I've had hip problems that come and go. I was in physical therapy for about 4 months last year and thought I'd solved the problem but this last month the other hip has started giving me problems.

The pain makes it really hard to walk, sit, stand and sleep, basically to move. It got especially bad this last week and to top it off I was also having chest pain, which according to the NP I saw, is a strange condition where the cartilage in my chest is inflamed, so it hurts to breathe and move my upper body as well. I was pretty much in bed or on the couch this last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A person will go a little stir crazy from that, I don't know how women on bed rest do it, maybe its because they usually aren't in too much pain.

Anyway I needed to get out of the house, plus I needed more pain meds so my roomie and I went to Target, but how do I get around this huge store when it hurts to move? Scooter to the rescue! So embarrassing, but I really couldn't stop giggling, which, of course, only hurt more. Oh well! I guess I'll be back to normal soon! At least I hope so, this is the longest its ever lasted, but I'm back to work today. I didn't care what it took, I've watched as much TV as even I can handle!

9 comments:

Nat Attack said...

I've ridden on that very scooter before; I hope your experience was better than mine. A Target on a Saturday is hard enough to navigate on FOOT!

Hope you start feeling better soon!

Derick & Becky said...

I have had the same thing with that pain from inflamed cartilage. It makes it so hard to breathe! Good luck!

Jordan & Melanie said...

I have always wanted to ride in one of those things :0)

I'm sorry to hear about your chest pain and hip. No fun. I hope you get better soon

Carissa Poyfair said...

I hope you feel better soon. At least you looked cute on the scooter, right? Honestly, if I had to get out of the house too, I would head to Target! I love that place. Anyway, feel better!

Brad & Robin said...

Brad made me ride on one of those when I broke my foot last summer! Then he took pictures of me with his phone and sent them to people, laughing of course, the whole mortifying time. The best part is when you back up in the scooter and it steadily beeps, catching everyone's attention.

Brad & Robin said...

oh! And I hope you feel better soon! Is there anything the doctor can do? Keep us updated.

SHELLS BELLS! said...

Yikes! Hope you get better soon. Those scooters are fun to ride on. I agree with the comment above that the beeping while backing up is the best part.

Mrs. B said...

Carly, this is so funny! I would have died laughing if I'd seen you on that thing!

Whits said...

Hilarious. But not all at the same time. I hope you feel better! Sorry to hear about you not feeling well.