Day 4...pain gradually subsiding, walking improving.
Still pushing my body...walk, ice, walk, ice.
But more than the physical, I realized that I was going through something far more spiritual in my journey.
People are coming out of the woodwork telling me their travails through these surgeries.
One old time friend, welcomed me to the "Hip Club"--her new hip is 4 years old, but I didn't even know she had it done (albeit that we only keep in touch through Facebook these days).
Another, my neighbor, had knee replacement in 2011--again, was I too busy or blind to know--I felt like an absolute card. She in particular told me again and again, "I cried, I cried."
Later in the day, as I am trying to figure it all out--how am I going to get everything done and back on my feet, my wife says to me, "Now's your chance to make things right!"
Then it hit me, that while I always try to think of myself as trying to do what's right, I wasn't doing enough.
Open your eyes Andy.
There are lot's of people that are in pain, that are crying, that need help.
What are you doing about it?
Do you even see them?
Are you aware they are there?
Do Better, Make things right. Try harder. Do More.
It's not too late.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)