Since I started this journey of pain, surgeries, drugs, procedure, I have often been “envious” when I watch people walk. (OK, I’m admitting it.) I wondered if people really know how lucky they are to walk with ease.
Since my last surgery it has taken over 2 years to finally walk without thinking about it. I am actually “hoofing it” as they say. Sometimes I am completely astonished at how fast I can walk, taking long strokes, without fear. It is almost a surreal experience, like it is not really me walking so easily and quickly. Walking is the most natural thing for humans and I now have a greater respect for all of the coordination it takes to walk with ease.
Celebrations are in order. I am walking like a pro!!
I believe that part of this is due to having less pain as well as a great physio therapist. I am still taking 40 mg of CBD every morning and this is taking the edge off the burning in my lower back. I still need to be mindful, walking uphill is hard on my piriformis, but in general I am not “suffering” half as much as I was.
Sometimes I am so grateful that the tears come.
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