Always check with your doctor before applying any of my own experiences. We are all the same in many ways, but with myriad little differences to make us interesting as individuals 😊
That said, for me, if I had not had a developing but consistent walking regime I enjoyed before my gallbladder surgery, I might not have experienced the pleasure of feeling some of the fog of anesthesia fade – literally – step by step! The hospital hallway became a line of light that cleared the haze inside my head. My feet felt the floor hold me, and my arms began to move in motion with my legs. My spine lengthened. My heart, I could probably say literally — took heart! ❤️
This has been even more true and more important today, the second day after my procedure, as the pains of cuts and stitches make themselves more apparent. I took a very short walk this morning in a surprise, light morning rain. Actually any rain on a summer morning in Austin is a surprise, but that’s another story (smiles).
My lesson is — slow is better than not at all.
And slow is better than fast too fast, then not being able to move at all, lol!
I’ll leave you with some links and ideas that came to mind as I wrote this short piece. Oh, and the picture of me top of the page is “way” pre-surgery – the walking cane was something I bought at Zilker Botanical Gardens for fun. My angels must’ve been prodding me to get one 💕
Thanks so much everyone!
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Some Links and Ideas
Grandma and Grandpa in the Latin Quarter (Adan’s Paris Shorts) Kindle Edition – my short story set in Paris w/two of my older multigenerational characters, Arturo and Rosetta. Not the whole story is set to walking, but important parts, esp toward the end, are 😊