Thursday, April 26, 2012
Well Being is a Human Being
I have been posting about physical pain and having to learn how to live my life while dealing with it on a daily basis. It is just like anything else ...you adapt to the circumstance as best you can. For me the saving grace is being able to modify my my physical body position and get horizontal at any time almost in an instant.
My disability and pain is such that I can do certain activities, like walk or play some golf sometimes but the issue is how my body reacts and what I have to do to re-claim my mobility...At times it is impossible to know how how long I can be on my feet or when I lose all ability to function at all. Other times I can be active but for only short spurts and then have so much pain that I cannot sleep much at all for a week.
The key really is to live life to the best of my ability and do my best to do what I want to do. You just have to accept the consequences and do the things you have to recover and stay as healthy and well as possible.
That not only means physically but emotionally, psychologically and most importantly...spiritually. That is what overall wellness is really all about.
The picture above is of my oldest Grand Child, my Grandson Mason. Talk about an incentive for living well. I used to literally not care what happened to me and I accepted things in almost a nonchalant way because I expected to get hurt, to hurt myself in the process or not live to see tomorrow...it was a fatalistic outlook for sure.
When I think about my (2) Grandson's, how much I love them and enjoy seeing them and my whole family...it just plain feels good. Life is good and as good as I can make it...that is a challenge I enjoy rising too each and every day.