Getting My Strength Back

Two and a half weeks after my surgery and I’m still working on getting my stamina back. When I’m in London, I typically walk a lot. I tried that today and realized I’m still not all the way back to my normal self yet even though I feel really good.

I walked a total of about an hour today. I didn’t walk it all at once but the cumulative effect was that I got tired very early. I could easily get frustrated about this, but what would that do, except to make me feel even worse.

So, I’m learning to take it one day at a time. I’ll do a little more each day. Before I know it, I’ll be back to hiking miles and miles. Patience and acceptance are the keys. As long as I don’t get down on myself, I’ll continue to heal at exactly the rate my body needs.

It’s amazing what you can teach yourself when you just listen.

Have a great day!