You know those events that you don’t expect to be as big as they actually end up being? My surgery for example.
I expected to be home from the hospital in one or two days max. I was there for four.
I thought I would be up and active in a week. It’s been three and I am hardly able to leave the house, let alone be “active.”
In case anyone was wondering, I had my right foot realigned. It was just correcting something I was born with, not the result of an injury. Anyway, this surgery is putting me out of commission for 6 weeks (no riding or weight on the foot in general).
Not to mention, I’ve had terrible side effects that are almost worse than the pain from the surgery. The painkillers screwed up my GI track relentlessly, nausea is now an everyday occurrence, and I have next to no appetite. I even had a surprise visit to the emergency room the other night (2 am!!) because of all of this business.
As a result of all the downtime I’ve been having, I’ve had a lot of time to think about my riding and what I’d like to be doing and where I hope to see myself in a year. I’ve been in touch with an old trainer and briefly discussed leasing during the upcoming year. It tugs at my heart every time I think of JJ and what we could’ve done together so I’ve been trying to look forward rather fixating on what could’ve been.
Has anyone else had a big life event like surgery that put everything in their life in proportion?