I am absolutely bothered by the fact that my knee has not gotten any better. Truth be told, I am annoyed, especially since my job requires me to be on my feet most of the time. I should be able to spring into action if breaking news happen.
Was that a fire truck I just heard? I should be able to run and get into my car in a flash. Walking to a meeting? Give me an extra few minutes to walk with the cane I am using. Or how about heading to an interview? Yes, that’s a challenge now.
All this week I have been fighting the elements. Fighting opening doors, getting out of my car with reporter bag, camera, phone and cane. Heck, even juggling a cup of coffee has been a challenge in itself. It’s like an acrobatic scene gone wrong, waiting to happen, where is my score card?
And all this is now just a bit difficult for me as I am having to hop everywhere. I have not yet, even after a week of using this cane, have gotten used to moving it fast in coordination with my feet.
Laugh all you want. Hey, I have been laughing at myself lately for what I have been wanting to do and have not been able to. Like crossing the street fast enough, but dropping the cane in the middle of the road and have the driver in the car laugh.
And this is not going to stop me, I am determined to get to where I need to go. And if you see me walking around with a cane, just act like its not there. But I have learned something from all of this, and that’s to be patient and let people help out. Last week when this happened, I wanted to challenge myself and see how many people would actually see me trying to take steps with my walker (yes, I started off with a walker) and see who would actually offer to help.
I was surprised that each time, everyone offered to open a door or carry any heavy object I was trying to carry.
I’d like to think of myself as someone who is always there to help out a friend and help out those who may need a door open at the grocery store or help someone reaching for something.
On Tuesday I had an MRI done; maybe after this issue goes to print I will be able to know the outcome of this knee injury. And I hope the outcome is a positive one, I miss being able to hit the gym and go to my favorite Latin Cardio Dance Class.
For those of you who have called and wished me a speedy recovery, I thank you. Your words of encouragement have helped me and lifted my spirits.
How have you overcome an injury? E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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