Wednesday, April 10, 2013
THE DIFFICULTY: When doctors report complications that are unrelenting and growing worse, I ask what are my options will physical therapy help. There are not options and physical therapy will make it worse.
THE QUESTION: Do I now choose to roll over and play dead? Ha! Me?! Not this girl, that is not an option for me. I've never been a quitter. There are times I have stepped back a few paces and there are times immobility was forced on me, but I must move, I must interact with people and my church. Yes, I am a Christian and this knowledge is what has given me strength to continue an uphill fight.
THE CHOICE: Today I chose life, a life with movement even if it adds a little more pain, a life that is a little more healthy. I chose exercise. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. I chose to improve in body, mind and spirit. No, for me it isn't easy, maybe a little risky, but it is better than zoning out and growing worse without trying. I've learned in life that doctors, though well meaning and concerned as they are; they do not have the last word and there are things in this universe that do make a difference. The God whom I serve has always made that difference for me and I know He always will. I have friends that tell me I have the tenacity of a Pit Bull. I take that as a compliment. God has blessed me with that and it keeps me going against and in spite of the odds.
TODAY'S POINT: Never give in, Never give up! Move like your life depends upon it.
Today's Motivational Quote: Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton