Friday, October 23, 2015
All of which is far easier to say than it is to do, of course. I am pretty sure that I have not even begun down this road. When I had a prolonged hospitalization for abdominal surgery (they just will not let you go home until you can keep food down, and I was pretty resistant to complying with that criteria) I got a sense of the task in front of me. Some things I could actually do for my self with a little ingenuity. Those were the easy things to manage. After that, though, there is a lot left over, and I had to prioritize what mattered and what did not. Since I was fairly uncomfortable from the surgery itself, one priority was to minimize additional discomfort. That helped a lot, because while there are many things that I would have done differently myself, there were very few things that made me uncomfortable to wait to have happen. So I lay back, literally, read a few books, watched a season of a TV show, and channeled my inner patient patient, waiting to go home. And it worked. So up ahead, I need to continue on the path I made baby steps to go down.