I have always preferred bloggers who keep it real ... here is my reality. ;-) Long, long ago ...
The knee was not cooperating and remained very cranky.
In the viking tradition of my ancestors, I continued to push forward ... ignoring the pain and thinking that the more I used it, the faster it would get better. I know ... believe me ... I am aware of how "unintelligent" this sounds!
Needless to say ... the knee never improved, it continued to get worse. It has seriously altered my lifestyle over the past 5 months. I don't want to go into all the details ... but the impact on all areas of my life has been severe.
Yep ... it has been a challenge to maintain that dillydally spirit. But amongst the pain and frustration ...
... there have been multiple blessings. Mr. DillyDally has been a saint. I have always felt that the true test of our character is not when things are going well ... it is when life becomes difficult that our true character is revealed. I definitely married a man of character.
At work .... everyone has been great! The principal and my fellow teachers have been very supportive. The students have been very understanding and compassionate ... adolescents are such good medicine ... it warms my heart when I think of their concern and thoughtfulness.
The true angel for me at work has been QBee Sara. She has served as a student teacher in my classroom since January. Last fall she volunteered many hours and assisted me as well. It is because of her generosity and kindness that the students in my classroom have not suffered because of my condition. To be surrounded by such energetic and caring people at work is a blessing. I am very grateful.
My cheerleading squad ... they listen to my whining ... tolerate my crabbiness ... empathize with my limitations ...and best of all, they remember the person I was before I suffered from constant pain.
It has been difficult to dillydally ... in every way. I finally gave up my Viking warrior ways, went to health specialists and faced the music. I will be having the first of two surgeries required to get my dillydally life back today. It is a relief to know that now I can begin looking forward with confidence that things will get better ... and even return to normal! Am not sure how long my medical leave here in blogland will be ... but I'll return as soon as I have some dillydally updates to share!
Yep ... the clouds are lifting and today I begin the process of getting my dillydally lifestyle back! Wish me luck!
Do what you love. Take care of your health. Do dillydally!