The Healthy Life

I’d Be Good Break-Up Material

posted by Heather May 2, 2017 1 Comment

So, Sean took a little Tic Tac and a little jelly bean out of my knee today.

How a 1 inch long piece of cartilage is just floating around behind your knee cap without knowing how it happened is beyond me.

I asked if I could stay awake to watch the procedure, but backed out when I heard about needing a spinal tap and recovery taking 3 hours longer than it was already going to take. So, they sent me home with a DVD to watch.  You can actually see the arthritis in the bottom left picture, and the top right.

Doctors should really work on their penmanship.

Isn’t it funny how parents can’t get enough of kids shows? It’s like, we get tired of reading Curious George every single night, but the second we have a television to ourselves, we choose Curious George over the news.

This kiddo fell asleep in my arm in bed with me tonight. Maybe one of the best things about being a parent.

I like to think about myself as the type of girl that would be great break-up material.  I’m not great at many things, but one thing I’m good at is rebounding from unfortunate situations.  I feel like I’d be the type of girl that if I got dumped I wouldn’t eat junk food and wear a sweatsuit every day.  I think I’d go the other direction.

When I am injured or recovering from surgery, I dial things in even more than I usually do.  My diet is spotless, I hydrate better and up my intake of herbal supplements, and I intentionally sleep more all in the hopes of speeding up recovery.  I even make sure I keep up with everything from making my bed perfectly (even though I’m getting right back in it to rest) to maintaining my normal skin care routine to dressing nicely.  It’s not like I’m wearing skinny jeans and a silk top, I just don’t want to be the sort of person who has friends nice enough to swing by and drop off Starbuck’s and a magazine and you’re flopping around in no bra and saggy pajama bottoms.

I guess I just feel like if I can’t train and live the normal active lifestyle that I am used to, I better clean everything else up to make up for it.  There’s a lot to be said for the mental side of recovering from something like surgery…or, getting dumped.

I think it’s like everything else.  If your head’s in the right place, your body will follow suit.  And, vice versa.  If you keep your body clean and “together”, it’s easier for your mind to rally and get moving in a better direction.

Come to think of it, maybe I should go try on some cocktail dresses.  That might just speed things up a bit.

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Jackye May 2, 2017 at 1:52 pm

WIshing you a speedy recovery!


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