I recently hurt my knee. I slipped on wet grass and had to be taken to the emergency room. Yesterday I had an MRI and next Monday they’ll tell me my fate on whether I have torn a ligament and what can be done about it.
Pain has taught me self discipline. That I have to live with less than perfectly tidied up house until my husband can get to it. I could nag him about the dishes not being put away but really what harm is it to leave them in the drainer for awhile? It’s not like they’re going anywhere.
Self discipline leads to patience. I can’t get off these crutches overnight. In fact, I have a feeling we’ll be close friends for quite some time. I can’t help that it takes me twice as long to get to my desk. And I can’t drive somewhere at a whim (which saves me mileage, gas, and possible credit card purchases!)
I’m thankful that I can still work. I didn’t injure my hands. I can still use a keyboard.
So I’m patient, grateful, and I’m saving money. Oh the joys of knee pain!