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Planning and in control ?

Friday, November 30, 2018

I like to plan. I like to know what is happening. Part of my planning and control is exercising (mostly walking 3.5 miles in about 80 minutes) first thing in the morning before anyone or anything can prevent me from doing it. I'm in control of it. Its a time I know I can do it. Then its done! There are times that I take people to a near by city for early morning surgery. Sometimes while they are in surgery, I walk around the hospital parking lot. I still get it in. But its in my planning. Its doable and I do it. I'm in control. I'm confident in it.

As many of my SparkTeam and my SparkFriends know, I'm having surgery next Thursday on my left foot for my bunion and hammer toe. I planned this last summer. I live in Montana where we have winter with snow, ice and very cold temperatures. So I will be laid up during the winter months. I planned this. I'm in control.

I shared this with my SparkTeam mates this morning. My motivation for the exercise, is my fear of getting fat and being a couch potato again . This is a deep-rooted fear. I don't want to go there. Exercise helps with preventing this. I know that exercise is only part of losing weight or maintaining. I'm in control.

I've heard the saying, that when man (or women) plan, God laughs. He's the One that is really in control.

Next Thursday, my control is not going to be there. I know a little bit what to expect the first few days. For one, I'll have a nerve block in my left leg and I will not be able to put any weight on it until that block wears off. So I'll be using crutches. After that, I know I will have a boot on that will force me to walk on my heel. I will be able to get around this way for a few weeks. After that, I don't know. I find the not-knowing scary. I want to know WHEN I can start walking again. I know I have to let my body rest, so that my body puts all its strength into healing. I want to heal quickly. The doctor told me all this, but there was so many details given in a short time, that I can't remember it all, especially the approximate time frames.

I won't be able to control.

Rest, Rest, Rest. So that I can heal.
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    Bea rest as much as you can. Mine was painful plus even with medication due to my constant throbbing pain - challenging to sleep or rest much
    356 days ago
    Prayers🙏having many foot surgeries including my hammer toes. Funny but true story - to keep feet 🦶 higher and at 90 degrees for 6 weeks, lying on floor saw lots upside down while awake plus my sweet cats licked me. Bathroom only reason to get up
    356 days ago
  • DIETER27
    We are all here for you Bea. Best of luck with your surgery.
    375 days ago
  • KATHARINE01948

    emoticon maybe after a while you can change to a walker off those crutches.
    You may be able to do chair exercises.

    I would try to let fear go !
    and pray for Wisdom of what to do next.

    James 1:5

    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

    376 days ago
    "I've heard the saying, that when man (or women) plan, God laughs. He's the One that is really in control." … maybe this will be a really good time to (as another saying goes) to "Let Go, Let God" … let Him be in control for a while … of your fears, of your healing, the timeframes your body needs. Spend the time nourishing your body with good, quality whole foods and lessen the stress of fearful thought processes … it will all bode well toward faster healing and back to walking again. You can do this! Think how freeing life will feel going forward having finally "let go" of that fear of regaining weight.
    376 days ago
    I’ve been there. I was so worried about gaining weight after a surgery. You are still in control of your eating while you recover. Use the down time to nourish your soul.
    377 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    Will be praying for your surgery to go well.
    377 days ago
    We are here for you, and you can contact me anytime if you need a shoulder or ear to lean on.
    377 days ago
    Good luck with your surgery 🙏 👣
    377 days ago
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