Return of the bionic man? I am currently at home recovering from a knee operation yesterday, my third arthroscopy in 14 months. I am lucky because in a few days I am back to (my) normal, and for this I am thankful. But this is small stuff in comparison to what others go through every day of their lives.
With advances in medical science it isn't uncommon to read of people who have had surgeries that have given them a lease of life that otherwise would be gone forever following illness or accident. There are those from birth, who have had disabilities that with the intervention of medical science can hear or see for the very first time. Even some who are beginning to walk.
The thing is most of us take our bodies and our abilities for granted. It's for no other reason than from day to day we don't need to think about it. However, there are many who have life changing incidents either through accident or illness, and from that day forward everything changes. Not just for the individual, but for those around them.
The scary thing is that this can also happen in-utero. Many babies are being born with life limiting/restricting disabilities due to a negligible act before they even come into the world.
What we need to do peeps is be thankful for our bodies and everything they can do. Everything they can do for us, and do for others. Not all of us are going to be Olympians, or even Paralympions. But we all have the best vessel to get us around this journey of life. It's up to us to look after our bodies. They will wear out in time, but be thankful for every ache and pain. I say this because all of those mentioned above would give anything to have our simple aches and pains.
So remember peeps, even if you end up like the bionic man/woman, there's still plenty of life worth living. It's up to you to live it, and live it to the fullest!
Happy Damn Friday Peeps! x
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