Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Salon: Healing

Hello all, it's Sunday and it's been one of the most peaceful Sundays I've have in a longtime. Does anyone listen to James Taylor? Do you know the song, “Enough To Be On Your Way”? It's based on Taylor's real experience of burying his sister in his hometown. Alice was a free spirit girl. A few lyrics are what Alice told him. She said, "It's enough to be on your way. Home, build it behind your eyes, carry keep it in your heart safe..." Today, it's enough to move on.

I had knee surgery week before last and it went well. Follow-up was Friday. The doctor and I came to a compromise. I'll take it easy for another week and start physical therapy and he signed off for me to return to work the beginning of August. Some of you know I've been actively trying to lose weight. Folks, obesity kills. I'm happy to share I'm 17.8 lbs lighter. I believe I can heal and it's been a long time coming.

Open discussion. Call or write someone you haven't talked to in awhile. There are three young women I plan to tell I love today including a much loved goddaughter.

10 comments:

Vasilly said...

I hope everything goes well for you. I think I will call and write a few people I haven't spoken to for awhile. Everyone loves a handwritten letter in the mail! Have a good week and take care of yourself.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, handwritten letters are rare treasures these days!

Have a wonderful day.

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Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Great James Taylor song ... and a good reminder, too. A longtime friend and I mostly communicate via Facebook these days (after years of letter-writing). She just broke her ankle, so a handwritten card will soon be on its way to her.

Best wishes for your healing, too.

Helen's Book Blog said...

James Taylor rocks. You sound like you're getting to a good place; I hope your knee heels well and you don't push yourself too hard.

wisteria said...

Hang in there. I had knee surgery some time ago and I know how painful it can be. Feel better soon. :)

Karen Strong said...

Hope you have a fast and healthy recovery.

This is a great idea! I think I will write someone a letter...

Mardel said...

Listen to your doctor!!! My husband had knee surgery 6 years ago and didn't listen. He carried the cane instead of using it. I walked on his leg way before he was supposed to. He did the excercises, but pushed himself too much and to this day his knee still hurts. Might as well NOT have had the surgery. So, take it easy and let the surgery do it's job. :)

tanita davis said...

Hey! Congratulations, you!

I will take your advice and pull out pen and ink and write someone a letter. Happy week - and thanks for the song.

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Color Online said...

Mardel,
I've been home almost 7weeks. Rarely left the house. I've been under house arrest. PT is going well. I'm only doing PT prescribed leg/knee exercises. I do upper body sitting. I don't want to lose anymore time so I'm doing as told. Thanks.

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