Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Couch Potato

Wow, here I am eight days post foot surgery, and I have morphed into this total couch potato. No exercise at all! I sit on the couch, read, and listen to music, and sometimes watch a movie on TV. Now and then I will get tired and sleep for a bit. I guess any kind of trauma must send signals to one’s body that it needs to rest and heal, because it is not like I am tired from too much work or exertion.

The only thing I don’t have is a big bag of chips on the couch with me, and a couple of beers. Although, you know, now that I think of it…

It makes me realize how much I like being active, and how much I miss physical activity, and how important that is to one’s health. I know that some weeks in the future, my foot will feel better enough to start walking again. Eventually, the pain will be even less and I will take my first tentative running steps in a long while.

But for now, couch potato! Chips, anyone?

3 comments:

Cures Rock! said...

Take care of yourself! HEAL! (And yes, please pass me some potato chips...) :)

Elayne said...

Hoping for a speedy recovery Art! Know just what you mean, it drives you crazy when you can't get out there :)
Take Care

Racn4acure said...

Thanks Julie - I shall save some potato chips for you.

Thanks Elayne - I can't wait to be active again. Even a one mile walk would feel great if I could do it. I need to practice patience though.
Art