Just Another Color in my Life … One That I’ll Make a Happy Color in Time
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny at Twitter
Artwork by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee … Some of my … happy colors.
I slipped, fell on October 3rd … my kneecap is broken. I feel I am injured in other places where new pain keeps coming.
I’ve fought harder battles … so, I can’t complain. I am lucky to be here, today. I’ve gotten up from worse … cancer … congestive heart failure … etc. See what I mean? I know that in time … somehow all will be alright again. For ‘now’ … I have to cope with not walking, getting around very well. I have to cope with so much … extra pain.
I will say it almost broke me … all the extra pain, losing my freedom to move about when I need to walk somewhere, go to the bathroom, walk outside to get inside the vehicle.
I can’t just get up … and walk anywhere easily. I have cried a lot of tears once again because no matter how strong one is … pain can bring you down. Pain can bring down the strongest person, animal.
There’s only me when Skip’s gone … to go get what I need in town … it will be very hard to get my leg inside the vehicle. Excruciating pain. I will have to walk on crutches to get to the store … like at Walmart. Then … do something I never thought I would have to do … ride the electric shopping scooter in order to go about the store. They aren’t made to put your leg straight out … more excruciating pain. Thankfully though … they have the scooters.
I find myself thinking of how so many people suffer in this world. I know mine is only a fraction of what they suffer. The thing is … it takes ‘walking in someone’s shoes‘ … to really know. For now … I’m doing just that … I have walked in many, many shoes on in my life.
I am ‘down’ for a while … you can be sure I’ll keep people who are in all kinds of shapes … in mind. Not only that … I am remembering my Grandma Alma, and the Hell she suffered for over 20 years of being paralyzed before she died. How can I complain when so many people go through worse than I?
‘Now’ … I am feeling how grateful I am for the electric shopping scooters … thankful to have crutches to aid me in walking. I am glad to know they will be there when I need them. I have a feeling I will learn to be grateful for many things I’ll encounter on this new journey in my life.
This is all new to me … I am fortunate I will be able to walk better one day. I have walked in many ‘somebody’s shoes’ … in my life. For now … I am walking in new shoes.
Note by this Author:
My Heart goes out to everyone who can’t walk … I am only ‘touching the tip of the iceberg’ in … knowing how it feels. I am learning from this experience … how it feels to have the ability to walk taken away.
I’m grateful that I can slowly move about … I’m grateful for the extra pain … it means I’m still here … I’m still living. I don’t feel sorry for myself not one bit. When I write about this … it’s to share this new experience in my life. It’s ‘just another color in my life’ … one that I’ll make a happy color in time.
Photo/true story owned, written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee