Small victories

I had a lot of frustration on Sunday and Monday after I found myself helpless and on crutches; but after I went in for a last minute appointment on Monday morning, the orthopedic specialist said I could put some weight on my bad leg and use 1 crutch. And just like that, things started to look up and my outlook was a bit cheerier. I at least had 1 hand to use and I wasn’t killing my shoulders and arms from the crutches.

So let’s celebrate together, because sometimes it’s nice to step back and appreciate the little things (which I clearly had forgotten):

  • Eating more than just cereal as a meal
  • Taking a shower in under 30 minutes
  • Getting out of the apartment, even if for a little bit
  • Having time to knit (and not feeling disgusted that it’s the only thing I can do)
  • Working effectively from my desk (with my leg elevated, of course)
  • Going to the gym and using the arm/cardio machines
  • Finding humor in my situation
  • Accepting the worst for what may come, but still hoping for the best
  • Winning the scheduling battle for an MRI & not having to wait a week
  • Letting go of some of my anger

And lastly…

  • Enjoying a well deserved chocolate treat (from dinner last night!)

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2 Comments»

  crankypants wrote @

Yes–it could always be worse. It’s okay to give in to your frustration and upset as long as you give it up again! Good for you for finding the positives, or at least not-negatives. I guess you won’t be dog-walking any time soon but you’re lucky you don’t have to commute on public transportation (or drive, even) to get to work! That’s great news about ditching one of the crutches.

  zigzagmags wrote @

yeah – no puppies for now. tho now’s the time when puppy love is most appreciated. if only i had my own cesar lol

and i just don’t even know what i’d do if i had to deal with public transport. i think i’d still be harboring a lot more anger and frustration if that was the case.

i had my MRI on weds night, so i’ll find out the verdict next week in the follow-up!


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