Today marks a year ago that I had a rod inserted in my left leg from my knee to ankle. I had been skiing and had a spill which resulted in a spiral fracture.
Over the last 12 months I’ve learned many things. In this post I’ll just share a few things that are on my mind today.
Number one. I’m still not 100% and I may never be. This is a difficult one. Of course I had hoped to be back at 100% by now but not all things go according to plan do they? Even though I’m much better than I was, one of the things I’ve realized is that I may never be able to run like I once did. Even though I can perform now I’m still not able to jump and move like I used to. I’ve had to embrace where I’m at and celebrate that instead of trying to recapture the past. With more time and continued effort, I hope to get closer to 100% but if not, I’ll celebrate what I have.
Number two. Healing can take a lot longer than any of us would like. I guess it’s true that the older we get the longer it takes for our bodies to heal. When I was younger, this would never have really crossed my mind as to how long something would take to heal. Even though I had surgeries in the past, I was able to bounce back relatively quick. However, here I am a year later still trying to bounce back and what I’m finding out is: I don’t bounce that well, lol. Moving forward, I’m going to try to avoid all forms of bouncing!
Number three. As hard as it is to reconcile getting older it’s something I’d better get used to because it’s happening and it’s not going to stop. I’m having to make some adjustments to the way I do some things so that I might be able to continue to do those things, if even not like before. I guess as I get older I’m learning to appreciate the smaller finer details of life. I certainly appreciate being able to walk more now than ever.
In closing, I’m grateful to be where I’m at and I’m looking forward to being completely healed one day. Until then I’m gonna keep praising God for His grace and strength to keep me moving altogether!
2 thoughts on “Injury Update: A year later”
Thank you for sharing! Yes as we get older our bodies do not function the same but praise God they still function! You may not be able to jump as high, move as fast or have the physical abilities that you once had but you are and can still move forward for the Lord! We cannot recapture our past but we can embrace our future! God still and will continue to use you in a mighty way and all for His kingdom! Praise God for setting you down for a minute in order to build you up for your next assignment!
So glad you are thankful for where you are right now. I too am still adjusting to the limitations of getting older. I am older. I am grateful I am still walking and taking care of myself. My father use to sing a song, ” the old grey mare she aint what she use to be”,LOL. I truly cannot do a whole lot of things that I use to do, like climbing ladders, painting walls, running on the tennis court. Nonetheless 2 Corinthians 4:16 says, So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away. our inner self is being renewed day by day. Praising the Lord, knowing one day we will be 100 percent. Thanking Him for His overwhelming grace. Thanking Him for you and your ministry.