Not only back to much closer to my old self but also back to work after being on stress leave since mid-November but also as you can see, back to blogging. Actually I was ready to come back to blogging last week but I couldn’t remember my password. I’m at work now where I’m automatically signed in.
My leg is about 80% better now thank goodness. Let me tell you since I’ve done both, torn ligaments are much, much worse than a broken leg. There was no fun with the ligament damage like there was with the broken leg, just a lot more pain. I’m still going to physio 3 x’s a week
But the real good news is that emotionally/mentally I’m in a much better place. I really needed that time off for more than just my leg. The different medication the doctor ordered is doing it’s job and I’m not in that dark corner any longer.
I did A LOT of reading over the time off. I planned on keeping up at least on GoodReads but that didn’t seem to happen so I plan on getting caught up. I signed up for the challenge and I want to make sure I get them all recorded. I upped the number in 2016 by fifteen more so I don’t want to short change myself. I’ve been on a really sports romance, particularly hockey romance lately. I think they must have been comfort reads or something.
So I’m very happy to claim my life back. I’m even starting to make plans for summer vacation and I couldn’t have done that before. I’m not 100%. I still have to see a therapist and I’ve a few issues I need to deal with but overall it’s like night and day.
The main thing I’ve learned is to be kind to myself. One of the therapists asked me if I would be as hard on a friend then I am on myself and my answer was ‘not a chance’. That alone was an eye opener.
So anyone else suffering from the pain that is depression, seek help, take medication, know that it’s not you, it’s the depression and even though you may not believe or see it, or feel it, there is light and always a hand waiting to help you out of the depth of despair.