Every day we take our gifts, talents, and abilities for granted. I’ve truly come to appreciate the ability to walk in the past week. For our school’s Halloween pep rally, our teachers were involved in a TIKTOK trend where the teachers dance to the song, Supersonic. My “cheerleader partner” and I were doing a couple little dance moves along with a kick. During practice in the gym, all went well. At home, when I decided to run through my part a few times before the big performance in front the of the school the next day, all DID NOT go according to plan. What my husband thought was a clap was actually my left knee going outward and popping. Ouch! I laughed it off (in pain), not thinking I’d damaged it that bad. However, when I went to bear weight on that leg, it felt like my knee was “floating” and was very wobbly.
After a check up at the ER and with an orthopedic doctor, I now have an upcoming MRI tomorrow. I’m on crutches and using a knee brace in the meantime. At home, a rolling chair has become my “best friend.” 😂Being a teacher and not having full ability to move around is truly an arduous task.I’m depending on my students more than ever (and they are meeting the challenge – bringing me needed materials, carrying my items to and from my vehicle, you name it – they have done it).
It’s during this time, that I’ve realized how blessed we are with the ability to just move around independently. I know it’s during these times that we grow stronger (and yes, sometimes, frustrated as well). Please send some good vibes, thoughts, and prayers (if you’re the praying type) my way since tomorrow is my MRI. I’m hoping for great news and am not wanting to hear the dreaded word “surgery.” 😩
How did the pep rally performance go – THEY (I wasn’t able to participate, obviously) did a wonderful job. I’m proud of our teachers and cheerleaders! 💜
Life changes quickly – 🛑stop and count your blessings!
Until next time,