This is another one of those tongue-in-cheek Thankful Thursdays, well not totally, but a couple of my thanksgivings are just a clever way to whine. You’ve been warned!
- First of all, however, is something that’s totally heartfelt & not a whine. Do you believe in the power of prayer? I’ve often felt impotent as I prayed, although I just as often felt a deep sense of peace afterward. But I haven’t really thought of myself as an object of prayer & in fact the portion of my evening prayers where I ask God to help me is the most brief. It just feels wrong somehow. But I believe that my peace of mind going into surgery, the success of that surgery & the ease (so far) of my recovery are totally due to all the prayers that friends & family, and even some of you, offered up on my behalf. So thank you. And thank God!
- Speaking of that recovery, I went online to determine when it might be ok to ditch the cane and read where one surgeon was excited that his patients were cane-free after four months. Four months! Today marks the one month anniversary of my surgery & I was thinking about ditching my cane next week! So, here’s my backhanded thankfulness: I’m glad that I have permission to not rush my recovery. Maybe I’ll dial it down a notch.
- And speaking of canes, I’m thankful that today walking into work it was only misty & not raining. I can’t figure out how to manage a cane & an umbrella, so yesterday I got soaked walking out to my car in the steady rain. Also, free tip: don’t put lotion on your hands & then walk in the rain with a cane. It was kind of slippery.
- And to end on a truly thankful note, I’m thankful that the 2nd ultrasound (which I had before my surgery) only turned up something small & not worth messing with & that otherwise everything is just fine in there. So, no kidney or uterus problems for me. I plan to not have any other tests or issues for at least another year. It’s Dr. M’s turn to give our health insurance a run for its money!
P.S. Maybe next week I’ll talk about something other than my health!