Sunday, December 11, 2011

10,001

A photo from the Mount Desert Island Marathon, October 16, 2011
OK, so I'll stop the counting tomorrow.  I just wanted to make the point that every day is a miracle when we are sober.  I always worry about the folks who manage to stay sober for a year and and are greeted at their birthday meeting with balloons, flowers, cards, and gifts.  I am always the wet blanket who tells them they need to show up on day 366 too... even without the flowers and balloons.  

Yesterday was the most wonderful day.  A beautiful crisp, sunny, cold winter morning to join my pals for a few miles (the last four of which were incredibly painful).  I don't know why I didn't take any photos of the sparkling snow covered mountains.  Then I raced across town to meet a friend for a movie at 10:30 a.m.  We saw New Year's Eve.  I would not call this a "good" movie - but it was nice to enjoy a movie on a Saturday morning with my friend.  

Then I raced back across town, went grocery shopping and came home and started cooking for my boyfriend.  He arrived and I was not even remotely ready, it was really kind of nice.  He brought me flowers, and helped me with dinner.  We watched the Republican Debate after dinner.  It was just so nice and normal.  For someone who has been single for as long as I have, "normal" with a man is a really nice thing.  Today we are going to do some Christmas shopping together.  

I have realized that I have ignored this foot problem for as long as I can.  I must have the MRI.  I am terrified to have an MRI.  As someone who reads patient safety publications all day long, an MRI machine is the last place I want to be.  I think my running/walking days are over for a while.  I can barely walk right now.  My left foot is swollen and very painful.  (The doc thinks it is a stress fracture and ordered an MRI - now months ago - and I just haven't had it.)

I am so looking forward to this day.  First mass, then breakfast and shopping with my fella, and then serious sofa time with the Denver Broncos.  It's Tebow Time!!!  

Thank you God for this beautiful life.  I think I will stay sober for another day today, and I hope all of you do too.  xoxoxox

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goodluck with your foot. it might be elliptical time!!! i love to excercise but have to watch my limitations too. I too look forward to today. Gym, church and going to a beautiful museum decorated with 300 xmas trees!! the best part is doing it hungover free and living in the present!!!!! Enjoy and keep smiling

dAAve said...

Do the foot thing. Even if it's the left foot, it's the next right thing.

ScottF said...

lol dAAve, I love it! Enjoy Mr. Tebow, what a breath of fresh air, and the media can't handle it!

10,001 is a miracle, one of 10,001 miracles or more in your life!

Syd said...

Sounds like a really nice day and another good one today. Lots to be grateful for!

Furtheron said...

Don't mention MRI!!! I have had to have two on my head in the past - now I hate closed in spaces and the noise!!! So that was bad enough frankly but my son then tells me the physics of what this is doing to every molecule in your brain.. thanks!

Pammie said...

Thank you for talking about putting off your foot procedures...because I have been putting a medical thing off too and I was tired of feeling like sober people don't do that kind of stuff....Yes we do...and according to your blog sweet potato head, we stay sober anyway!

Barbara said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me!!! Why does the MRI scare you? I hope that whatever is wrong with your foot will heal quickly and 100%!

Marcia said...

Thought I would come out of lurkdom to say congrats on the 10,001 days.

Patty said...

Sounds like great Sunday!

Lou said...

Stress fractures can linger and linger. Best to get the MRI asap. A lot of them have video screens now, and all of them have radio and headphones so you can listen to something other than the pounding of the magnet.

Mary Christine said...

If you want to know why I am afraid of the MRI, you can look at this article:
http://www.psqh.com/november-december-2011/992-mri-safety-10-years-later.html

Sorry, I don't know how to make a link in a comment.

And listening to music would only make me paranoid. I have had several MRIs and count them as some of the most unpleasant things I have ever experienced.

Simply Me said...

What a wonderful day and lots to be grateful for! Thanks for sharing :0)

Mary LA said...

I also put off seeing specialists, especially opthalmic surgeons and dentists.

But good luck with the MRI.