In the middle of difficulties lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein
I have been walking with a cane for the past week, and it has really given me a new perspective on life. My ailment has yet to be diagnosed after four chiropractor appointments, a trip to Urgent Care, one hip x-ray, a visit to the orthopedic doc, and an MRI. In full disclosure, the MRI was just last night, so I should give it a little more time.
But that is only one frustration. Using a cane is tricky if you want to do it properly – making sure that the correct leg moves with the cane. Everything is so much more complicated with the cane. I usually carry my purse on my left shoulder, but that is almost impossible with a cane in my left hand. I am use to carry bags like a pack mule or an octopus. Now I need to make more trips with less in my hands.
I am sure I have a lot more to write on this topic, but I am too tired to collect the rest of my thoughts. Then I think to myself – how tired those who have real disabilities are at the end of every day? I take so much for granted. What opportunity is this situation handing me?
4 thoughts on “The Cane”
I love how writing helps us take those life hiccoughs and turn them into lessons… And I really hope you get to the bottom of your ailment, and have a speedy recovery. 🙂
Thank you. I think I am learning quite a few lessons!
I hope the docs figure everything out for you. I’ve heard walking with a cane is different-moving with the good leg. Feel better soon! 😉
Good questions to think through when you’re ready. And a great reminder to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes sometimes…