I usually like to start off the blog with something nice and end it with loads of encouragements and supportive quotes but this post is a little different. I am feeling emotional and slightly less positive for I have been grounded at home for nearly 2 months now. Which also explains why my Instagram has been flooding with old pictures and nothing happening (THANK YOU for being supportive and still liking all my pictures). And yes I guess many of you know about my fracture from my Facebook and Instagram. I went for a day surgery and while recuperating at home, I fell and resulted in a bad fracture. It happened so fast I only remember sitting on it and that it was really painful.
As you can tell from the picture, it’s a huge scary crack!! From a 2 weeks half slab cast to another 2 weeks of half slab cast cos my foot was very swollen the nurses aren’t able to full cast it to another 3 weeks full cast to currently air cast. I am crossing my fingers in hope that my coming Wednesday orthopedic appointment will turn out good and that I can finally put some pressure and start walking a little? Doctor say to fully recover will take about 6 months. #fml I am a strong headed and independent person and I hate imposing on others. Now I have to keep being reliant on people for help and it sure feels sucky. Everything that seems really simple and easy to you before is now a chore and requires more effort in getting it done.
Many friends wanted to come by initially but I kept telling them it wasn’t necessary and that my parents place is really far which is true. After the 3rd week, I am just grateful and welcome more company! I got everyone who came during my full cast period to sign and draw on my cast!
Many of my really awesome friends brought me food and even did photography with me. THANK YOU for keeping me sane and helping me keep my Instagram going! BIG BIG THANKS to Yanting for the lovely hamper, Rimah for coming by a few times and bringing me my favourite tidbits, Li Tian for the yummies from Japan and for taking me out (I know its a lot of chore and it wasn’t easy), Clara for the surprise gudetama, snacks and Llao Llao, Ben for the lovely snacks, Lance for coming by with all yummy Jap food and my chocs, Eileen JJ for the happy parcel and for bringing food here, Nic for the Thai snacks and cheese fries, Damien with all the delicious dim sum, pastries, cakes and chocs, Joey for all my favourite chocolate and kaya rolls, cookies and gifts, Kim for the lovely cupcakes and cookies you baked, Joanna for the lovely sunflower, LiTing for my Llao Llao and sulley surprise, Rok for sending me all the cute videos and pictures from Slovenia, Rachel Kiddo for the constant smses and I know if you are here in SG you would flew by, Vin who checks on me on and off and I know too if you are in SG you would already be here, Dee for the healthy snacks, Michelle for the chicken wings and surprises, Honey for the gudetama cup and cookies, Eileen for the gudetama biscuits, Angie for the many donuts and 4 fingers and for the surprise NYE outing, Jocelyn for the healthy fruits, Kim and Shiwei for the lovely dinner from our canteen and for the chocs, Rei for the lovely lunch and gift. I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL and THANK YOU so much for keeping me sane with all your love and encouragements. BIG BIG HUGS and we’ll go for makan when I’m well and walking. I know some of you are still arranging when to come by and I am really touched by the kind gestures.
THANK YOU to many sweet friends and readers (you know who you are) who smses me, leave comments on my FB and Instagram for all your encouragements and support too bringing loads of smiles to my face each time I read it. I am also thankful to my clients, PRs and sponsors for keeping me sane by sending products over and the many collaborations. I don’t have cable at my parents so imagine how I pass time daily with just me, my mobile and the brown sofa! With the product shoot and styling, it keeps me busy, works the brain and minus out those negative thoughts.
I thought everything is gona be really awesome for the remaining months since I traveled quite a bit in 2015 and that it was almost end October coming 2016. And before I know it, I had my first fracture, my first operation and my first “T” all within 2015! I was crushed and really upset. D tried taking me out 1.5 times before and many places aren’t wheelchair-friendly. I tried using clutches and it was really tedious. What I am most frustrated was my exercise and diet regime which was doing quite successful and I lost almost 6kg! Now I think I’ve gained them all back or more. I was also really upset for I had a really good holiday in Hong Kong, took so many yummy pictures, had a lot of fun and see an improvement in my photography. And just barely a week later, I’m stuck at home with this terrible fracture and pain. You know the saying when one door closes, another opens? I wonder if its a blessing in disguise cos during my hospital leave, I was approached for 4 traveling collaborations and I obviously am unable to make it! #depressingornot I need to get well and walking soon. =/
But then again, I am grateful to many little things in life and trying to enjoy the recuperating time getting used to the slow pace. Simple things like lying in bed listening to music, having time to really think and plan for the future, spending time with the nephew singing away, designing my future crib which I hope will be ready coming April-June, showing daddy and mummy how I do shoot and what I do on my blog and just resting away… I call D my weekend husband (LOL) cos he only comes by every weekend as he needs to be home taking care of Goofy. So yes, I was saying… the luxury of just having a meal with D, spending time talking and just lying side by side keeps me happy. I am not very girly nor the sticky wifey type but I really treasure times like this and never thought I’ll miss him and goofy so badly. Wedding rings and my finger just don’t really go well together, I dont know why, I’m funny like that but ya, I dug out our wedding rings and even wore my solitaire from time to time now. hahaa so don’t be surprise to see me wearing them out!
Helloooooo 2016 and may you treat me nicer than the lousy 2015. I have high hopes on you so don’t you fail me! My travel bug is on the loose again so I hope I’ll recover faster and enjoy some holidays before seeking a new adventure. What is your new year wish? I really want to recover fast and just basically enjoy walking…
Happy New Year everyone and may 2016 bring us new adventures, more opportunities, great health, loads of happiness and laughter! xoxo