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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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LeisureFreak Tommy · February 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

Good luck with your Hip surgery and I wish you a speedy recovery. Patience is a necessary skill that anyone can learn and it sure makes life easier and more enjoyable. Too many loose patience before a plan has a chance to bring positive results. Everyone wants things to happen right now. When it doesn’t happen fast enough then it is really hard to be content with life and everything we already have.

    Cheddar Pie · February 7, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Thank you! “Too many lose patience before a plan has a chance to bring positive results” — this is so true! Thanks for the reminder!

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