In addition to my terrific, specific, and mostly-achievable goals for 2016, I decided to add a new twist to the mix by also picking a “word of the year” as my mantra. That word? Patience.
It’s a virtue, they tell me, but not one I’m intimately familiar with. I like to Get. Shit. Done. And when I’m ready to GSD, it’s hard to wait. But this year, I’ve got a lot of waiting to do, starting now — I get to be not only patient, but a patient as well. A patient patient, I hope!
I’ve alluded to my upcoming infirmity and am excited/delighted/terrified to announce I’m having … a hip surgery! (It’s sort of like a baby, but with less poop.) I will be laid out at home for 2-3 weeks with instructions to move as little as possible. From there, it’s 6 months of physical therapy and will be a year before I’m fully active again, and probably 2-3 years before I start to feel “normal” and the next thing breaks. It’s not a hip replacement (I’m old, but only in my 30s still, yikes!) but an arthroscopic procedure to repair a torn labrum and a condition known as femoral acetabular impingement or FAI. I’ve been through it once before on the other side, so I generally know the drill, and it is a BEAR. A bear on crutches at that. I’m sure you will get plenty of more posts about this if you’re curious to hear more details. Please be patient.
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