“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.”
“Injuries are our best teachers.”
I fractured my ankle eleven days ago and had surgery to repair it a week ago. In those eleven days I have been doing a lot of thinking about two things. First, how long is it really going to take to recover from the break/surgery and two, how long will it be before I can go back to hiking. I have been told that after it really starts healing, I will have to undergo a period of physical therapy. How weak will my ankle be? Should I pre condition myself by building up the lost muscle on my stationary bike before I begin hiking again?
I know that these are questions for my doctor and physical therapist, but since I have a laptop and access to the internet, of course I’m googling what I can to find answers. Maybe that isn’t such a good thing…
These next two months (at least) will be the longest that I have not exercised in my adult life. I have always been active and have been sick and injured before, but not to this extent. It has been only a week since the surgery and it is already driving me crazy!!
I know, I know. Stop whining. Stop moaning. So what am I doing to keep busy to ward off the inevitable stir craziness? Well, I’ve purchased several books on topics ranging from the USMC to hiking. I’ve also decided that I need to increase my knowledge of Spanish. Although I can understand a great deal when it is spoken, my ability to speak it is pretty much non existent. Rosetta Stone here I come! What else? Let’s see. I’ll be planning for two of the classes that I will be teaching in the fall and also planning fall hikes (I’m very optimistic!)
I believe that I will also become intimately involved with Netflix and Amazon Prime.
My goal here is to keep myself motivated and moving forward. As active as I am, and have been, this has been hard on me and it has only been a week!
I will continue to stay positive and motivated!