Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I know that I asked for a challenge for this year. I wanted to lose as much toward my goal as I could do and still be healthy. But.....
With the fall on Easter, my recovery, Falcao having surgery and now stuck in his "cave" for another 2 weeks, then stall rest with a run for 8 more, and now I "tweak" my knee, and have to go on restricted movement until I can get to the doctor on Monday morning.
I may be showing my age, but what happened to getting in to see the doctor if you have a serious illness or injury? I tried my orthopod (Monday morning) and my GP (Tuesday morning). The only way I could get in for faster care would be to hobble into an urgent care facility and wait in there for who knows how long.
So I will be patient. Falcao and I are both in our "caves" right now, and neither of us is happy about it. I feel frustrated and disappointed that I won't be able to meet my riding goals this year. I will miss the Regional Championship, and won't qualify since I will miss the last show that would allow us to qualify. Somehow it just doesn't seem fair.
But then, I still have most of my friends, and my SP teams. Thank goodness for them.
Today I went to a friend's funeral. She was younger than I, and a cancer survivor. She was also my 1st VP in the guild. Last Thursday morning her husband found her in bed with a peaceful look on her face, but dead. She died of an embolism.
TOmorrow I will not be on the computer much. My goal is to go into my studio and work to get away from this frustration and sadness. I have a series of CD's lined up, and the windows to the back yard are clean.
So, Goodbye, Sharon. You were my inspiration and friend. I will find a chair for you in my studio to look over my shoulder as I work. You will hep me, I know.
Here's to getting on with life no matter WHAT it throws at you!