I must say that this recovery thing is going much better than expected. It is also not what I expected at all. I mean I do take naps but they are short and I am not sleeping as much as I thought I would be sleeping. I also am not experiencing any lingering soreness or pain either. If there is something I am experiencing it is longing. Longing to be back on the trails walking. Longing to be back in the gym. Longing to be out of my bedroom and at my desk doing what I do.
I have been in my bedroom as it is really uncomfortable to be sitting all the way up. The humidity in Michigan right now is about 99% as well so being in the one room in the house with AC is a real plus. The downside is that I really am missing my hikes and the gym. They were my time of prayer and meditation. I can do that here as well but it just isn’t the same.
Finally took the bandage off yesterday and the scar will eventually run from the top of my belly button upward for about three or four inches and it is dead center right in the middle so it will not look ugly from a cosmetic point of view. It might even make it look like I have a central ab line. The issue for me right now is not bending or twisting my torso so it can heal. That and not lifting more than 15 lbs. which I have been OK with so far but all this requires deliberate thought or action every time I move. I am hoping things get better as they go. For now my journal posts will be about my recovery until it is over as it is what dominates my time these days.
The Soul Rundown:
Writer – Looked at my book outline today and meditated on it a bit. It has several major parts and I am thinking I will be writing the second part first because it will probably write itself as I have covered that part many times on this blog so I am thinking I will be hitting that tomorrow. I figure I need to alot at least an hour or two to writing every day and that will get me a lot further than I have been.
Scholar – I have been reading books while I recover. It has pretty much been fiction so don’t expect deep thoughts yet. The real thought for the day s how long is I going to take to finish my current degree which if I ma counting right will be two years yet. I have 21 classes to go if I stick to just having Television and Digital Media be a concentration rather than a minor. After 12 of them down this coming year, that will leave 9 of which 2 are designated final classes – internship and final project. That will leave me seven classes for 2017-2018. If I take one or two next summer that will be actually 5-6. I could then technically finish Fall of 2017 but I think I will go for the full minor and that means a few more classes. It will leave a few slots open for the last year. I am thinking of doing a few classes simply for enjoyment sake which should make for a great last year at Ferris.
Steward – All my cleaning and dejunking projects are on hold. f I get some more mobility back I might tackle organizing my books as I can lift one or two of them at a time. I am rethinking the dumpster and I might be going back to the simple idea of renting one that I can throw anything into for a short time and getting as much done as we can in the time allotted but that will have to wait until I am off weight restriction.
Blessings and Cheers!!!