I’m writing this as I sit in my recliner, recovering from knee surgery. While it wasn’t a full replacement, recovering from an arthroscopic procedure still takes time. But, fingers crossed, I will continue to recover well.
As you would guess, I am not very good at sitting around and being bored. I expected this downtime, as it is the fourth time I’ve been through this procedure, but it doesn’t make it any easier for me to sit on my duff. On the plus side, however, I’ve had time to think (scary, right?).
As it stands now, I am back to doing the basics: getting to the bathroom, showering, getting dressed … and most importantly, attending to my boss, Trudy.
Small Package, Big Expectations
If you don’t know, Trudy is my four-year-old mini dachshund and a real piece of work. As much as I love her, she is a very bossy companion. As her owner, I take full responsibility for raising her to be the spoiled diva she is now. In other words, I have no one but myself to blame for having to live up to her expectations during recovery. Here are a few of those “expectations:”
So today, let’s talk about how this gives me a leg up (pun intended) on my recovery.
I believe in being prepared, so in the months leading up to the procedure, I made sure to adapt my training in the gym to prepare me for still being a servant to Trudy. Here’s what I focused on :
You may not have a demanding dog to care for, but chances are, regardless of what you have going on, you can’t afford to put your life on hold. I know I can’t.
Every day at the Bodysmith, we help people just like you function their best now while preparing for the years ahead. If you want to age with strength and grace, get a hold of me. I’d love to see how I can help.