Talking about pain is a funny thing. Some days I want to ignore it, and try to act like I used to. I push through, laugh, pretend, and then collapse in my trusty recliner a few hours or a few minutes later.
Other days, I need to talk. I need to let it out, to vent, to cry, to have someone tell me that it’s going to be alright, to let the volcano erupt a bit. And then rest, and pray, and just be.
The thing I am most grateful for is for my family and my friends who are there for me, whether I’m talking about it, or not. The people who love me irregardless of how far I can walk, or how grumpy I may be acting that day. The ones who can get me laughing. To all of you…..I love you and I appreciate you.
If you are out there in internet world, and need to talk….I am here. And better yet, there is One who will never leave and never forsake you. Jesus is here also, and listening. 🙂 Love, Lisa
It’s no small thing! And I might say, from experience, much easier when you’re a child rather than a….well…..more advanced age. 😉 Quick update: Since my ankle fusion revision and tendon transfer surgery in January, I’m out of the boot, back in tennis shoes, and working really hard every day to get my heel back down where it should be, and to get this rusty body to adapt to all the changes. It’s been a long recovery with many months still to go, but I knew that going into it. But isn’t it funny how it seems so much longer when you’re actually in it? God is keeping me going, though. 🙂 And for that I am thankful.
Some quotes that amazingly seem to apply to other situations as well.
“If you can’t walk, be the bird.” ~Lisa Lyons (but I have to say, I haven’t made it off the ground yet.. haha)
“My leg hasn’t fallen off yet.” ~Lisa Lyons (after the “How are you doing?” question and should be said with heavy sarcasm for full effect)
“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Thanks for listening….I appreciate all of my readers, and sincerely pray that you are blessed today. Slainte, Lisa
Learning to walk again is a laugh a minute….hahahohoheehee. Sorry, a bit of hysteria there for a moment. 🙂 Actually, it’s going well, but I needed some traveling music this morning…..cue the theme from Rocky.
So whether you’re walking, running, hopping, working, or humming a tune in your head…here you go; your theme music for the day. You’re welcome. hahahohoheehee Slainte, Lisa