Ten things I’ve learned through two surgeries in six months.
1. You can never say thank you enough to the people who help you.
2. Make the crutches do the work. Push off with your hands.
3. Don’t discount the helpfulness of a shower chair.
4. If you feel like you are going to pass out, don’t stand up…
5. Lean too far back in a wheelchair and you will fall over.
6. Make sure you have an answer to the question, “Who did you kick?”
7. Invest in skirts: Not a good idea to wear slacks with a walking boot, it really wrinkles your pant leg!
8. Never let someone tell you that pain is subjective. You know yourself better than anyone else.
9. You can find something good in everything bad, if you are willing to look beyond what the eye can see.
10. Surgery ties your shoes, but physical therapy gets you to the finish line.
Bottom line: We are all stronger than we think we are. Look inward to go forward. Never stop trying and look upon life as an adventure. Everything happens for a reason. Life will throw curve balls, but if you enjoy the journey, you will enjoy your life :)