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    Default ankle operation - in a cast for 6 weeks ... with no driving. EEK!!!

    I need some tips on how to get organised.

    I have to have surgery on my ankle, and will be in a cast for 6 weeks - and wont be able to drive.

    Hubby is going to take some time off the first week - and maybe week 2 he will be able to leave work early to pick up DD from school ... but the rest of the time I will have to organise something.

    DD is 7 - and fairly ok at managing some things herself (guess she is going to get better at it though ). We dont live too far from school, and FIL comes down and walks her to school every day, so getting TO school is ok.

    But getting home, and to and from activities is harder.

    I have friends that can pick her up, bring her home or take her to activities ... but 6 weeks is a long time. Its a lot to ask someone else to do that much IYKWIM

    FIL would be able to bring her home 1 or maybe 2 days a week, but he doesnt drive, so if its raining he wouldnt either.

    Anyway, what other tips to get organised beforehand? (besides cooking heaps of food for freezing )

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    I feel ur pain except mine is only 18 months and am 22 weeks along with number 2 i have a broken ankle but luckily no surgery required. Have been in boot for 4 weeks already and its crazy. cabin fever has well and truely set in lol. My suggestions would be see if you can arrange with the school and a cab company for after school pick ups. I know he ones in our area do it. groceries online is a good idea. And also get someone to set up a comfy chair outside for u for when the inside walls start melting lol. Get urself a hard drive.or stock up on movies ect u want to watch. Get family to come over or ur little one to help wih tidying and washing. Good luck!

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    yeah I was thinking of getting a cleaner to come once a week for 2 months or so ... just so that DH doesnt get so overwhelmed. Its going to be hard for him to do everything.

    He hurt his knee a few years ago and was on crutches for a few weeks, and that was super hard for me ... so I want to try and do stuff to get organised.

    Going on holidays this week though - so walking around on my ankle will make it hurt worse - but cant do much about that

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    Hi,

    I was in that situation last year. It only lasted for 2 weeks though.

    I would suggest having everything close by. Within arms reach on a table next to your chair, so that you can have all your snacks and readibg material or hobbies, laptop next to you, also phones and chargers.

    The aim is to spend more time sitting and getting better rather than running around. The longer you spend sitting the longer it will take to get better.

    Good luck

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    Sorry the longer you spend running around the longer it will take to get better.

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