In the future, I may have more lessons to share that I’ve learned from my husband’s injury, but this will probably be the last update on his condition.
He is up and walking on his own now … no walker, but sometimes uses a cane, especially for when he first stands up. He can only fit into one pair of shoes (sneakers). His right foot remains somewhat swollen.
The doctor approved him to work two days a week. The other three days he goes to rehabilitation. He walks with a profound limp. It is obvious by his grimaced expression that it is painful simply to walk. Hopefully, that will go away over time. He’s been told he will have trouble with arthritis in the future. It won’t always be easy, but we’re grateful the fall didn’t cause a serious enough injury to debilitate him completely. He will go back to the doctor next week, and we find out if he’ll be approved to work more hours or not.
Although my husband is dealing with the situation quite well, he’s still having a difficult time accepting when things change in life. I don’t think he’s received that life lesson from this crisis, at least not yet. He is still a man who resists change.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France
It’s no secret that I’ve wanted to move from the hellish heat in Florida for some time. Don’t get me wrong, you won’t hear me complaining in the winter, but we are hitting record high temps this year. There are no breaks from the heat (any year) for a good four to six months.
Since my husband’s job requires a lot of time on his feet, I hoped he might consider applying for a different position in his field. Perhaps even a transfer to a different state. He talks about doing it, but doesn’t take action.
Me, I miss change. I’m restless and I’m hot. I’m trying to find the life lessons to learn from having to remain here. I remind myself of gratitude. Gratitude is just another word for happiness, no?
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit
I’ve been dealing with my own share of health issues. I’m seeing lots of specialists right now, trying to get a diagnosis. It’s daunting, and my symptoms are a bit scary, but that’s not the focus of this post.
I must admit, an out-of-state move would be a huge undertaking, especially with both of our health challenges right now. So, I wait it out once again, and perhaps when the situation improves we can re-visit change.
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown
Have you ever felt like you needed a change but were stuck, through no fault of your own? Are you afraid of change?