Coping With Convalescence
How do you stay sane after surgery?
How do you bounce back from bedrest?
How to avoid going from fit to fat when you’re inactive for 8-10 week? Or more.
Those are questions I’m confronting following my recent achilles heel surgery.
I’m learning a lot during my first few days of recovery. Like how to climb stairs on crutches. And how to sleep with my foot up and my head down. And how to bathe in a sink.
“Journaling,” I’ve discovered, is therapeutic.
I’ve been keeping a daily log on topics like the pros and cons of pain meds (good for pain, bad for clarity), what to do when fantastic friends bring you fat foods (cookies, brownies, etc.), and how to build up your body when you’re on your butt.
This is my first experience running my business from my bedside.
Coaching interior design professionals by phone and writing columns for international design publications is easy. Upcoming live presentations in Denver and Northern California won’t be.
I’m finding that you don’t have a lot of “pep in your step” when you’re flat on your back.
So, please excuse me for now. It’s time for my mid-morning nap.
Fred Berns, whether he’s on two feet or one, is a business trainer for interior design professionals worldwide.