Every day I drive by a billboard on my way to work. It is an advertisement for positive changes through hypnosis. I never really read the billboard closely until yesterday morning. It was a question that said…..”What if you really liked to exercise?”. Really? It actually made me realize that the “thing” that I take for granted, the “thing” that I like to do on a regular basis, the “thing” that keeps me centered…..is not the “thing” for a lot of people. Instead its a chore. Wow….all I can say is lucky me.
I received news from soon-to-be hip brother IRA who just completed his last run before the big day….(Monday)……here’s what he had to say…
I completed my last organized run before surgery and I was satisfied. It was a brisk, sunny and slightly breezy day that made for good views of the City of Philadelphia and the Camden NJ waterfront from atop the Benjamin Franklin bridge. I finished the Run the Bridge 10k in 1:15:17. Penguin speed, but not that much off my usual time. This should hold me over until I am well enough to begin running again. I will miss the annual Turkey Trot and Jingle Bell runs but I look forward to participating in these and other events with a new and improved hip.”
He is going to keep us posted on how he progresses. He also asked me if I was put completely under during my hip surgery. I thought everyone was completely out when they had hip replacements. Apparently his doctor mentioned something about an epidural? Wow! Can you imagine that? Being awake to see the miracle of a Total Hip Replacement happening right before your eyes? To hear the sawing….to feel the pounding…..If I could do it all over again….the REBEL in me…….WOULD-STILL-WANT-TO-BE-COMPLETELY-OUT! There is no FREAKING way I would want to be witness to that. I posted what REALLY HAPPENS in this post. IRA. If you are awake during your surgery….then I am shaving off all of the hair on my chest and mailing it to you. Simple as that! All kidding aside. IRA, I wish you luck. As you you know…I’m optimistic that you’ll have a swift recovery……Please let us know how it goes….