Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Patience

It's been a little over a week since my knee surgery so I went to my follow up doctor's appointment yesterday. While I have enjoyed being able to relax and hang out with no guilt, I'm starting to itch for some activity. I'm not used to watching television all afternoon or not setting my alarm clock everyday. I have never felt so... lazy. Laziness is practically an antonym of my personality.

At this point I am off my brace, but my doctor still has me on crutches because the swelling in my knee has ballooned. Literally. It feels like someone placed a large water balloon right under my skin. I have been icing, elevating, and resting religiously but I asked if there was anything elseneeded to do to get better. My doctor shot me that knowing look."All I need from you is patience. That's it. I know you're hard on yourself, right? You don't need to push yourself; you can't rush healing." 

Later that day, I thought some more about his advice. I knew deep down all along I only needed to be patient, but I still asked how I could do better (so that's how he knew I was type A). Patience really is a virtue and one that I do not excel in. I always want to make things happen, but sometimes you just have to wait for things to happen on their own.  



Sometimes you just have to let patience step in and take over control. 
It doesn't mean you're being lazy or inactive. 
Sometimes a little patience goes a long way.

Do you force things to happen or are you patient for them?







2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your knee. I hope you get better soon!

    But this inspirational post couldn't be better timed. I'm personally antsy regarding my photography business and I need to remember that all it takes is patience.

    Thank you.

    Lady Indo

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    1. Lady Indo,

      Thank you for comment! I'm so glad this post was helpful to you. I really admire your guts for chasing your dream. I'm sure starting your own business is difficult, but with such determination and passion, I'm certain success is in your future! Although unfortunate, I think this knee surgery has been a blessing in disguise and a good reminder that sometimes all we can and need to do is be patient!

      Best of luck!

      Tia

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