Why, oh why, must I always try
to be better than I was before
And why should I know that taking it slow
means less is actually more
And how do I keep the voice in my head
from spurring me to go on
And why is the pain so often ignored
until the best time to stop has gone
copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley
Any guesses what this little poem is relating to?
I have been taking it easy, I have been using my crutches, I have been resting… there really has been too much resting.
Today is the start of child 2’s half term. I decided that we’d go to the cinema – see lots of sitting down and resting my leg – I put my crutches in the car but as I was able to park really close to the cinema I thought I’d be ok to limp over without them as I’d been managing really well around the house. Whether it was too far, or I fidgeted in my seat too much, or maybe I walked (shuffled) a little too fast I’m not sure, but I do know that I now have a burning sensation in my injured calf… just ouch!
We really enjoyed the movie, The Hate U Give, great storyline, brilliantly acted and very sensitive to the subject.
Tomorrow will involve sitting, baking a chocolate brownie cake followed by more sitting!