It is MAY!!
Better still??? I am no longer on pain killers from my arm surgery last week (though occasionally I wish I were)!!
Apparently arm surgery #3 went fine but I am in a cast so cannot really tell. This time, collateral ligament reconstruction. I am hopeful… but scared. Still all due to this cycling accident which I should probably rename to “the adventure with the evil speed bump and its criminally negligent construction, signage, and marking.”
This whole arm thing has really sucked the life out of me. Not just the pain and surgical torment but also being unable to do many things that I love so much. I’ve never spent much time thinking about how people’s lives are REALLY affected by seemingly small things.
If a cyclist had told me five years ago that they had to give up cycling due to an accident, I would not have given it a second thought. I now realize that these types of things (cycling, in this case) make us who we are and are true passions. Losing them is incredibly painful and a very difficult thing with which one has to deal. Finding a replacement is NOT a simple matter of going down to the sporting goods store and picking up a new activity.
Come to think of it – maybe my life has been so messed up because I thought I was a software engineer (my day job). Maybe if I had thought I was a husband, father, cyclist, aviator, hiker, camper, fisherman, follower of Christ – the things that really make me who I am, my life would be different.
Apologies for the “deep thoughts…” post. All is well, get over the pity party, enjoy life!!