I have a candle burning in my chest. If it starts to flicker I know I need to work on myself.Janne Rumbough
With being somewhat laid up with my hip fracture and an uncertain future ahead with the replaced part of the hip wearing out. I have found myself falling into a less positive mindset. I re-read an interview with Janne Rumbough that I did in 2019. It was titled “Don’t let the old Gal in.” Do take a minute to read it .
When I came to the end and read what Janne said about the candle in her chest I realized my candle was flickering. So….I must work on myself. How can I do that? I am doing my best to maintain my fitness. I always do the Eldergym classes and now I can do the Chair classes. These all are done seated. This works perfectly for me. And although they are all done seated there is still a good bit of exercise.
I also do my physio exercises twice a day. This past week my physiotherapist had me use an anklet band with 1 lb. weight in it. Not much weight but even the 1lb does make a difference.
But the most important aspect of keeping that candle burning bright is my mind set. How do I address that? Well that’s the tricky part. This coming Tuesday I have an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon who replaced both of my hips. He now is no longer doing surgery himself but still does consults at a hospital in the city. I want to find out what can be done about the socket part of my replaced right hip that is wearing out.
Until I get some news on that I just have to remind myself that I am very lucky. Recently I have done interviews with 3 Para equestrians. Two of them are Paralympians. They had some huge physical and mental hurdles to overcome. My problems are minor by comparison so if they could do it, I can do it.
I can feel my candle burning brighter already!