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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Impatience



Impatience 


Impatience is
A roll of the eyes.
A tap of the foot.
An exasperated sigh.
A frustrated look.









Monday my physical therapist told me she was going to write that I am impatient in my chart. 
Impatient? Moi??


I have not rolled my eyes or tapped my foot. Okay, I may have given an exasperated sigh and a frustrated look a time or two, but I think overall I have been very patient. 


Have I been as patient as Smokey who is sitting quietly beneath the flowers waiting for his breakfast?




Or have I been more like Chrystal who paces back and forth anticipating the food?




I guess I have been a little more like Crystal. I sort of fell for some of the online hype about people who were dancing a jig two weeks after their knee replacement. My therapist just laughed at that. She said they failed to tell you they were holding on to their walkers and wincing with pain. 


She also said I was doing amazingly well. I'll take that little pat on the back, thank you very much.


I am happy to be getting some things done. My van got a nice bath at the car wash yesterday, and I dropped my laptop off at the computer repair shop today.




I'm also enjoying some relaxing time reading and sitting in the garden in the mornings before it gets too hot. 


I may be impatient, but I'm not stupid. I don't plan on doing anything to hurt my recovery. I have a new granddaughter coming sometime in the next four weeks. I plan on being in tip top shape to head down to Atlanta to welcome her to the world.


 

25 comments:

  1. I know it's hard but going at a slower pace is the way to go I think! Hang in there...you are doing great! Hugs, Linda

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  2. Well you have sure picked a great spot to spend time relaxing and reading. I think you are going wonderfully, from what I am reading. Have a great rest of your day!

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  3. Try to relax... I know your other pain of being held back and I would definitely be impatient too... "RELAX and smell the flowers, "NO DIGGING IN THE DIRT" YET!(Dr Mom has spoken)!!!
    Prayers always,
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  4. Oh cool! You'll be in my town pretty soon to see the newest addition to your family! Be sure to bring a hat and a hand fan ;)

    xo

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  5. UUuooo!! Knee replacement. Thank goodness it's over for you and you WILL soon be dancing that jig. I think maybe I need to have one of those wonderful replacements, but, have so far, dodged the knife.

    Let the flowers be impatient while you enjoy looking at them. Lovin your impatience and hostas......well, all your flowers look great. 8-)

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  6. My guess is that you are not impatient, you have inner drive to accomplish what you set out to do! Congrats on a new granddaughter coming into your life!

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  7. Laura,
    Wise words and plan. Glad you are coming along well, and it's only natural to want to be back to normal....yesterday!

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  8. Babies! Have you started shopping yet?? Your knee will heal in time... although it seems like forever. Just keep resting!

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  9. Laura, Are you sure you are not related to my Mother? You and her sound so much alike! Full of energy, never stops, LOVES LIFE!!! Glad you are getting along better...more and more every day! from one sweetie to another...Roxie

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  10. I know it's hard, but you are doing great! Great pics too! Can't wait to see your new grand baby!! :D

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  11. I love you photos from your garden...you have healthy hosts and impatience. I love the definition of impatience, too. Thanks for following me....nice to see you. Mary

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  12. It may be frustrating now, but how nice it must be to have the procedure out of the way. It sounds like you are doing well. The garden is lovely. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. You take it easy & remember slow & steady wins the race!

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  14. At least you have a lovely spot to relax in the mornings. I think your attitude is just about right -- determined and smart!

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  15. I hope your knee is better very soon. Perhaps the people dancing a jig end up getting hurt all over again and extending their recovery time. Take it slow and get it right the first time around. You need time to heal!

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  16. Yeah, I suspect that we do tend to get unrealistic expectations of our progress after surgery. But I bet you're doing great - and you're determined. So what if you're a little impatient? It looks good on the cat, doesn't it? :-)

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  17. That's an exciting reason to take good care of yourself! I feel for you. Hope you're a hundred percent before you know it!

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  18. I hear you- I am always so impatient to GET WELL when something happens. I know that it is all in good time but I want to push myself. We BOTH know that healing takes time...now to have the patience to wait for that healing- xo Diana

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  19. Dear Laura!!!
    I am so glad you are not stupid, LOL!
    Yes, you have to be in great shape to welcome you granddaughter!
    I am glad that you are doing well!
    Hugs!

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  20. Taking the time for recovery is always so difficult for "doers" like ourselves BUT the better you are about recovery, the quicker you'll be enjoying that brand new grandbaby!

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  21. I would probably be just like you though. Waiting to get back to normal can feel like a long time after a surgery. How exciting that you will be welcoming a new member to your family soon! Congratulations! You will be in my hometown when you visit Atlanta.

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  22. LOL I thought you were going to say that you are inpatient about your granddaughter! (I know I would be).....
    Hang in there, and take it easy! Your garden is so pretty....I bet it is so pleasant spending time out there in the morning.

    :D

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  23. Granddaughter will be here that soon?? So exciting! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  24. My husband's middle name is impatient and I always tell him it's going on his tombstone. My sister had both knees done ...at the same time! Patience is the name of the game and she did great and gets around splendidly now and YOU will too. xo

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  25. If you ask me, impatience is just showing off you don't care about other people. I guess I know how you feel though: when you follow all instructions you want to get results even faster than promised. Especially when it is about pain. But I know you will be great in just a little while!

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