And oh MY!!! It is hard! and scary! Usually you see your toes from above. Doing it the other way round....scary.
But she let me do it. And chatted away about best time to do/not having clippers/forgetting/bath time etc etc etc.
Pretty long. Probably painful to walk in with socks and shoes.
After bath time...even if we give her the clippers her attention goes to the TV or she is busy drying her hair, or she just closes up the case of clippers and puts it to one side on the table. And another week will go by with uncut toe nails.
So I put on my best friendly/determined/brightly engaging carer's voice and offered to help her. Got her on the carpet with a foot on a box...and set to work.
Hope she feels better after that.
In fact Okaasan has been going out regularly: walking late afternoon. A few, very short trips alone downtown on the subway. Coming home ok. Summer is her good time.
That's me, yesterday - ON TOP OF THE LOCAL HILL. I CLIMBED IT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS!!!!!!
Long time readers will know that 6 years ago I damaged my knee cartilage. Ended up with painful injections, various supplements and treatments. Couldn't walk round the supermarket at one point. Had to use wheelchair assistance at airports.
Gradually leveled up to a walk in the park, and shopping downtown. And skiing, and biking.
But climbing the local hill above the city was too far. It was always my goal: "maybe this year".
Yesterday I suddenly decided to try. Half-way.
At the halfway point I got motivated by all the people around me and went on to the very very top. Took my 90 minutes, not the 45 mins I once could do. But I feel so so so happy that I could do it!
Came home and iced the knee twice.
Best thing: this morning? No real pain! Slightly swollen. But no pain.
BIG achievement. BIG.