Every once in a while, my health takes over and I have to be on lots of medicines and takes lots of rest. Today, I’m doing typing from bed, but I’m smiling and making the most of when the painkillers work.
I feel thankful when they do, as they give me some lovely moments to enjoy, even if I’m not doing much. There is beauty to be seen, out of a window, and with the internet, plenty of wonderful sights to see without leaving home. I keep as busy as possible, when this happens, as I believe that an active mind helps keep pain at bay. Yes, I may not be able to socialise much, but that’s my cross to bear and I am cool with it. There is a lot that one can achieve with a wireless connection and a laptop, IMHO.
I’ve tried a lot of alternative therapies, had surgery, but ultimately, my health is in my own hands – the Doctors cannot help, but I can help myself. I am thankful for the vat of spirituality that my family surround me with, and in my quest for enlightenment, I also seem to touch others, who are in need of similar words of comfort.
To anyone who has something similar, I have only one piece of advice: Embrace the good moments. This is akin to what Eckhart Tolle always said, in his best selling book, The power of now. It’s a powerful concept, as the pain maybe in the now, but if you go through it, you then move to the next moment of now, which could be pain free and so on – the circle continues till one gets through the discomfort and moves into better health. That’s my simplistic view of it.
I catch up on TV and enjoy a few guilty pleasures (cue GCB, Gossip Girl, 90210, The Vampire diaries, The Secret circle, Castle, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0, 2 broke girls, Big bang theory – Chuck Lorre, you rockstar, Bones et al)