Hey there, Mum Chris,
I presume you've spoken to either a physiotherapist or an Occupational therapist about how to get used to crutches, or if the wheelie thing would be better for you? They could help you make the decision.
I've brought you a ☕, see, it's got full-cream milk in it, already? Can you imagine the smell, the smooth porcelain cup, warm in your hand , & raising it to your mouth, smelling the coffee, with it's own warm aroma, feel the steam, & sip, - what a great exerse in using your imagination! This could be a good mindfulness exercise, too. Trying to create as realistic an idea of having your giant cup of coffee. 😺 Might be as good as having a real one! & a far better thing for your mind to be focused on, along with your affirmations.
I'm not much sold on affirmations, but if they seem to keep nightmares away, then go for it!
After all, you don't need to continue having the nightmares, because you know what they are about anyway, already, so - 'enough already', I'd say. Even telling myself that may not take such dreams away completely or forever, but I've felt it has helped.
Have you mentioned the kidney pain to anyone? It might be worth to check out, if only to confirm it is nothing to worry about.
We need to be super mindful of traffic, especially those silent electric & hybrid cars. They are so annoying.
When I am tired, or mind is caught up with some thoughts, or I am highly emotional, or when I am feeling so low I don't care, (not good, I know, & this is especially why I mention it, is when we need to be pushing ourselves to listen, look, & react appropriately to what is going on around us. It can be so hard, & the mind can slip, so then we need to stop, 'regroup' & keep our minds on getting safely to where we can sit awhile. It isn't practical in the middle of a carpark, or when walking towards home, or wherever, so we need to taking greater care than usual.
I keep thinking how it would be for a driver to bump their car into me, knock me over, & potentially cause some serious harm, because I started crossing a road before I was absolutely sure it was safe. Still, no matter how cautious I am, I know something could happen, so that scares me every time I go out.
I can't control how much others are taking care, so I must do what I can to keep myself from harm.
Just look at my picture, & see if you can imagine me on your bed, purring, & definitely no grabbing toes! I am being nice, gentle kitty for Mum Chris😸