I spent the last four weeks on crutches after having some ligaments reattached in my ankle. As you might suspect, or if you haven't been on crutches before, moving around using only your arms is really hard (if you find yourself in this situation though, remember to use your core more than you think - your armpits will thank me).
So yesterday I had my cast cut off, and the next four weeks will be in a walking boot. The tricky thing about this is that even though I'm healing, walking now hurts. It's a necessary step in the process, but just because I'm getting better doesn't mean I'm all the way there.
And I haven't even started physical therapy yet.
Guys, this is my writing. I have scenes that, when my CP's get them, are spot on enough that the critiques are line edit and punctuation type things, and others where the idea is there, it's getting better, but it still needs work.
It's so so so so so easy to get caught up in the "but I already fixed this" syndrome, wondering how many times a scene will need to be looked at, tweaked, fixed, or endure a full fledged surgery because it's just not working.
The absolute worst thing I could do for my ankle right now would be to get impatient and try to recover too fast. Bottom line is it would snap those ligaments and I will have to start all over again. And the worst thing we can do for our MS is get impatient. Yes, it will be frustrating. Yes, we would rather have it just be better because we think we have taken enough time.
But yes, it will completely be worth it.
What are you going to do this weekend to patiently help your MS heal?