ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY?
Sunday, November 05, 2017
It has been more than half a year since I last posted a blog. At that time I was writing about gratitude. That exercise had me in a good place. Why I stopped blogging? I really don't know.
On October 16th everything changed for me. While crossing the road on my bike an SUV ploughed into me, breaking two bones in my lower leg. I had surgery on the 23rd (yes, our health care system is broken) and am unable to do any weight bearing for at least the next 2 months. Prior to this I considered myself to be very active; I was reasonably fit for someone my age. But now? No 10,000 steps a day. No 10 minutes of exercise. In fact, even the hobbling I've been doing on crutches has been deemed 'inadvisable' in terms of advancing the healing process. I am to REST REST REST and stay off the leg. The body could still reject the new hardware. The leg could form scar tissue instead of knitting together. I could experience a major set back.
So, here I am, with lots and lots of time on my hands. I have told myself on numerous occasions that I should get back to journaling. But I never did. Why not the present? Why not dig deep and find those things for which I am grateful? I know they're there. Although the past few weeks have been a real nightmare for me, I also know that there have been moments of, if not joy, then contentment, happiness, feeling loved. Those are the things I will be writing about.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog.