Tuesday, December 03, 2013
"3. What is your big picture, long-term goal? Why is this goal the one you work towards?"
My big picture, long-term goal is to stay healthy. It is a blessing to BE healthy and I want to do what I can to stay that way.
A year ago, I was having trouble with my left leg apparently caused by something in my back. The pain prevented me from going for walks and I had to give up my tai chi classes for awhile because standing was too difficult. I was discouraged. In January I had a procedure they called a nerve block. I think it was a cortisone shot. Gradually the pain started to go away and I was able to start getting active again.
Occasionally I do something that triggers the old pain. It scares me when I feel it because I don't want to go back there. I use the current pain, when it occurs, to remind me how far I have come and how important it is to continue moving. I am so thankful to be able to face each new day free of pain and it is my goal to stay that way.