Having a physical disability adds a few extra challenges to overcome in ones day. Have you have ever dislocated a knee, shoulder, wrist, or sprained an ankle, do you remember the pain that was associated with it? Well that pretty much describes the pain I live with 90 % of the time to varying degrees as I dislocate extremely easily as the soft connective tissue, the glue that hold a body together is a bit faulty. So on the humorous side I give new meaning to the term "coming unglued", but hey, if I can't laugh at myself then I have a far bigger problem. My condition can get so painful that its excruciating to walk, move or even sit; well, that about describes today. My hip partially dislocated this morning as I was sitting down, ouch, well more like ARGGGGHHHH, yes I screamed, cried, got frustrated, packed my low back and hip with ice. Cried while making my breakfast as it was so excruciating each time I attempted to move, but I know having a belly of food helps give me strength. Thank goodness for day old pancakes that are easy to pop in the toaster and reheat.
I work pretty hard at keeping a positive attitude as its real easy to slip into the self pity pot when immobilized for days on end. I believe everyone has some type of challenge they have to overcome, whether it be physical, mental or spiritual. My mother used to say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" I always thought that was a weird statement, but growing up there was never a shortage of old cliches, seems they were on the tips of every tongue ready and poised for an action to fit. As I age I find myself remember more an more of these and wonder how many generations the same old saying get presented for new experiences. On that note I retire back to the ice packs before my screaming sets the birds to flight. Have a great blessed day filled with Hugs, we all need them.