Two weeks later and I can ‘officially’ say I’m REALLY screwed up!! 19 stapes, a plate and 10 screws later, I have a new ‘wing’ to soar on!
Even though I have been in the medical profession for over 35 years now, I continue to be amazed at the gifts and talents God has imparted to so many to make the advancements in medicine that they have!
I have long held to the adage: “Just take me to Jiffy Lube” , it means even more now. My chassis (back) is held together with screws and discs, my shock absorbers have been replaced (total knees), my suspension (shoulders) have been rebuilt, restrung an now screwed and plated together, my control panel has been wired and re-programed (after the brain bleed, learning how to re-do everything); I occassionally get a few quarts low (dehydrated) and go and get ‘tanked up’ (re-hydrated through my port with IV fluids); I’ve changed the type of fuel I’ve put in the tank (re-thought and re-tooled my diet) and as long as I keep things oiled (consistent quiet time, keeping schedule in sync) things run pretty smoothly.
Now…..let’s see if I can keep this clunker running!! Think not running in high gear all the time will help?!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.