A Break of a Different Kind

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I left my Orthopaedic Surgeons office yesterday with a spring in my step which is quite an achievement on two crutches.

I have been given a leave pass. A holiday. A break. A good break, not a leg break 🙂

6 months of no leg xrays, surgery or appointments with my Surgeon. He is giving me a holiday and I am so excited!! I couldn’t have received a better early Christmas present.

My break is still broken but that is not the subject of this blog post, it is purely celebratory. I am facing major surgery on the leg in 6 months but I’m not going to dwell on that.

I am focusing on rest and recreation and getting my body in the best physical shape possible. Good food, good sleep, good rest periods and gentle exercise as able. Perfect!

As Christmas approaches I really am grateful for this reprieve. Advent is a time of preparation. A time to think and ponder about the birth of Christ and what that means to me and to the world in general. I like to think of it as a time to clear away all the rubble of the past year. It is actually the start of the Church year so it is a New Year in many regards. A fresh start.

What better time to receive good news yesterday and be told to take time out to rest and renew.

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