Last week at dog class, I had a fall. Denial set in immediately. No, I did not need help up from the floor, just let me sit here for a few minutes. No, I did not need anyone to drive me to the hospital, I can manage with one hand. No, I wont take any pain meds til I get home, if they would be needed at all. I will just get xrays, they will splint me up and I will work tomorrow because we are so short on staff.
Wrong! on most accounts.
Yes, xrays-score one for me!
Yes-splint, albeit not what I expected. My wrist was broken in 2 places, they had to sedate me to set one of the breaks.
Ummm-definitely pain meds.
No I could not drive myself home or anywhere else for 24 hours.
And for sure no working.
BAM!! Denial squashed!!
Since then, my exercise tanked, my eating has been off, and no surprise, my weight went up-partly due to the weight of the deluxe splint. (a hint of denial)
Yesterday I saw the orthopedic hand surgeon who furthered the denial check, when she informed me that I was going to need surgery to fix the break with a plate and would likely be out of work 3-4 months. WHAT!!!! omgosh!! What a disaster!!
So, Monday is the day for surgery.
But this is just one chapter in my life-book and I do have a choice in how this story will go. I want my story to be inspiring. I want my story to be encouraging. I want my story to be positive. And, I want to WIN this life challenge. I'm going to take all the things I have been learning on my journey so far and put them to work for me during this time when it would be really easy to throw in the towel with a defeatist "I can't/don't want to do it" attitude and sit on my duff eating bon bons.
set some new SMART goals
make each choice a healthy/smart choice
track your food and your fitness
stay connected to other people
look for ways to be active
put yesterday behind you
AND most importantly...
DON'T GIVE UP! YOU CAN DO THIS!
You have a story to write!