A week in bed, basically. Another week of limited mobility. Two more weeks of restriction from exercise. Another two weeks of restriction from anything but low-impact exercise.
Yep. That’s what surgery will do to you.
I recently had surgery on my left ankle to repair a partially torn tendon. All went well. Hardly any pain. But I did have a fair amount of frustration with my limited mobility.
What do they say? You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.
I thought I would enjoy a reason, an excuse, to lay in bed and be waited on. And while the first few days of pain meds, napping, and Netflix were easy, what came after was a growing impatience for my freedom of movement.
And I became very aware of how much I take the ability to walk normally for granted. To bend, stoop, hop, even wear normal shoes.
Please don’t think I’m trying to garner sympathy. My recovery has been pretty easy and basically pain-free. And relatively short! It just gave me a renewed appreciation for my body and the abilities that I have.
So I thought I would share this wonderful video about what miraculous, divine beings we are. We truly are His greatest creations.