Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Friday, March 8, 2013
I had surgery yesterday to repair a hernia in my right groin
area. It went very well and I’m grateful! The surgeon was simpatico,
compassionate and skillful as were all the professionals at Baptist. I am
grateful! The actual surgery itself was 40 minutes. The doc found that my
appendix was in the hernia so he removed it. Again, I’m grateful, two for one!
The prep—paperwork, etc was 2 ½ hours, the actual surgery, 40 minutes….
On a scale of 1 – 10,
the pain last night was a 12, made worse by movement and I had to get up to pee
every hour. I took a large dose of homeopathic Arnica early in the evening. I’m
pretty sure it helped. I should have taken in it the day before and the day of;
better late than never. When the pain was most intense, I breathed into it,
surrendered to it and gave it over. That let me sleep. Gradually, as the night
grew older, the pain eased.
Now, I’m a six on the pain scale. Ice before bed and a
little while ago helped also; as did the Alleve. I’m grateful. I put the
surgery off for approx a year because of fear of the recovery. But as the
condition worsened, I had no choice. I’m glad it’s done and I found the courage
to get it done. All in all, I’m grateful.