APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE, DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED

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Real Estate Sales Representative with BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE

 

APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE

How often do you take things for granted?  Little things you do every day without a second thought.... Its not until an event takes place that we stop and take notice when something happens to make us dependent on others for the most menial tasks that we took for granted..

When i returned home from hospital several years ago after back surgery, (I had a two herniated disks, a double decompression of L4 & L5)) I returned home with a greater appreciation of my independence, or lack thereof. Back injuries affect your every movement and I was humbled at how important our backs truly are and what a significant role they play in our daily life.

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LEARNING TO FEND FOR MYSELF

While in hospital I had the nursing staff there to attend to my every need, however when I returned home it was a different world!  I am a Senior, live alone, with no spouse, and only my three very young grandchildren. I had to hire a caregiver to assist me in the morning to get the children their breakfast and walk them to the school bus, then attend to my needs. She left at 10:00 and I was alone, confined to my bed until 3:00 when the nanny arrived to care for the children.  I had to ensure the morning caregiver left me a sandwich and sufficient to drink near my bedside where I could access it.

I LEARNED TO APPRECIATE WHAT I HAD

My surgery reduced my physical abilities more than I could have ever comprehended...and little challenges presented themselves on a daily basis. I had the TV remote, my portable home phone, cell phone, and laptop on my bed.  The night table held my medications and enough water or juice to last the day.

THINGS I LEARNED TO APPRECIATE

  • rolling  over in  bed without assistance
  • getting out of bed without assistance
  • take a shower without help
  • using a stool to sit on in the shower stall
  • not wash myself as I could not bend or twist
  • walk without the use of a walker
  • I was confined to the upper level of the house
  • I needed someone to carry the walker downstairs for me
  • Dropping the remote control was a challenge
  • Trying to reach the cell phone, an inch out of my reach was fun

    SOME PERSONAL THINGS I NEEDED

  • Using a chair in the shower as I could not stand without support
  • Needing  assistance washing myself,
  • Assistance to wash my own hair and had to have someone else do it
  • I had to have someone dry me after my shower
  • Trying to get the toothpaste on the brush with one hand
  • I could not bend so it was a challenge to get dressed and I had to get very creative!
  •  comb or style my hair with one hand, as I needed the other one to support myself.

Well, you get the picture, I'm sure.

I have a greater appreciation of good health and the gift of independence that it allows. The surgery was successful and I am happy to report I have made a full recovery and I am now free of pain with full mobility restored.

Think about and appreciate your blessings each day.... You never know when they could be taken from you, AND take care of your back.. make sure your lift things properly and don't over exert it!!  Take good care it, and it will take care of you!

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Gloria,

Those are inspired words.  I wish you all the best, and may you recover well.  A

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - thank you, I have recovered well.. this was a few years ago... but it really made me stop and think of how much I did take for granted when I was so incapacitated...

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Gloria- I'm glad the surgery was successful! Last year, Larry had rotator cuff surgery on his right shoulder and you're right about having to change your habits for a while. He had to sleep sitting up for about 2 weeks which was the biggest challenge. 

I don't know how in the world you did it with 3 young grandchildren!

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