why should I be immune?


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I’ve always said that I’ve enjoyed really good health. I feel I still do although lately that position has been tested.

Presently, I have an inflatable cast on my left foot in hopes of avoiding major, major ofoot surgery.Because of this cast, I am now experiencing pain in my other leg and foot because I’m not walking correctly.

I have another brace on my left arm-another tendonitis problem. I look like I’ve been in an accident. This has all come as a big of a shock. I went from mobile to immobile in a week. I’ve already watched enough TV to last me for a while. Now, it’s trying to figure out how to do what I need and want to do under the circumstances. This could be a very, very long time for both conditions to heal.

But then I got to thinking. Why not me? Everyone has their problems. Everyone has things they need to work around, to work through. Why should I be exempt?

This is a challenge. I like challenges. (Of course, I would prefer to pick and choose.) While I don’t believe there is a reason for everything, I do believe that we can learn and grow through challenges. Hey, maybe I’ll look back someday and see this was a good thing. Buy maybe not. But here’s the thing.

Do we always have to attach some great cosmic message from God in everything? Does every challenge in life have to result in some great revelation? I think when we let our minds go there, we miss the opportunity to simply experience the experience. Isn’t it up to God whether or not there’s some great lesson to be learned? I’m sure if there is, God’s Holy Spirit will let me know.

For me right now, it’s the practical stuff I’m concerned with. How not to spill a cup of coffee because my grasp is weak. How to vacuum and dust with the other hand. How to type with a brace on, (I’m doing it by the way.) How to get down to pull a weed with this stupid foot cast on and not twist my foot. My hubby and I did figure out the shower thing. I won’t go in to details but let’s just say it’s very creative.

Anyway, this is my life for now. I don’t like it. I certainly wasn’t expecting it and I wish it were over. But this is what I’ve been dealt. I will walk again without this brace. I will eventually get rid of the arm brace. I’m keenly aware of those who face these kinds of challenges every day. I’ll be darned if I’m going to let a temporary challenge turn into a permanent mindset.

Besides as my favorite heroine said, “Tomorrow is another day.”

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2 thoughts on “why should I be immune?

  1. I feel for you. Because of my poor bone structure, I’ve occasionally needed braces for just about all my joints at different times. It’s amazing how, when you live alone through some of this caper that you learn how to care for yourself. I’ve also had cataracts, so I’m well versed in learning, sometimes, to be able to move in the dark and do what probably most others cannot. I’m useless at most things, but the things I’ve taught myself as far as self-care is concerned, I’m quite proud of! Although I would have been happier being strong and healthy! Hope you’re soon cast-free, 🙂

  2. I like your approach. And I agree that there does not have to be any great cosmic message for every malady. You will get through this, and look at all the ways you have found to cope! If God is truly sending a message, I am sure you will know it. You’re very level-headed.

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