Joyful, a couple suggestions of things I've looked into:
+ Call your local Council on Aging or Senior Center - they will probably have a list of services available. They are 'marketed' toward blue hairs b/c they are the ones who need them most, but most services are probably are availble to you as well.
+Check with Mercy and see what they can do. See if the F&A clinic can point you toward a social worker at the hospital.
+Peapod - Groceries delivered! I'd rather go the store myself, but if I can't then I can't. There are some small grocers in my area that have a courtesy van, but I don't know if my Spanish is good enough to talk to the drivers.
+ Public Transit - they are required to have to accomodations for handicapped riders. They may have door-to-door access. Where I'm at, I'd have to 'walk' up to the end of my street to pick up the bus which will get me quite a few places, including PT & a grocery store. There may be a form that the DR has to sign.
+ Check your with church, or if you don't have one, call a local one anyway. Helping the sick is sort of a primary mission.
I've got to check with mine to find out about Communion on Sunday since there is no way I am dealing with that parking lot mess. If they have anything else available, I'm using it.
+Stool for the kitchen. This is the one time I am thankful for my tiny galley kitchen. Last year, I used it quite a bit so I could cook. Some of the time I just put my knee on it. Helps if it's padded.
+Squeezy Ice packs - I have probably a half dozen freezer packs by now, but I plan on getting case of the squeezy ones and leaving them upstairs so I don't have to come down for them. Also if you put the freezer icepacks in a tube sock you've got a nice handle.
+Not sure where you work, but if you can, take a pillow in BEFORE you go on leave. I got some strange looks when I came in with it, but it was a lot easier to deal with before I was on crutches, and it was there when I went back to work. Take a couple ice packs & an ace bandage in too. (Yes, my office is the site infirmary)
I think I get the splint/soft cast for 2 weeks, then a boot, but 4-6 wks NWB. I'm not broken hearted over not getting a hard cast. I had one on my arm when I broke my fingers and it sucked. It really sucked when the corpsman on the ship I on was replaced it and used 2 rolls of casting to do so. It was so thick the saw wouldn't go all the way through it.