Move to Move

You need to move to be able to move … Let’s see, how else can I put that … You need to stay moving to stay moving. Move now or don’t move later. Move your booty or your booty will start moving on it’s own, and I mean jiggly kind of movement, not the firm kind. Move now, or don’t move later. Exercise now, or be unable to exercise later.

My son inspired that little rant because he had surgery yesterday, and today he’s running around the house. He’s not resting. He’s not whining. True, he’s rather high on several pain-killers, but he’s two and didn’t get the memo about slowing down to heal.

I thought something was wrong so I called the doctor to find out if his hyperactivity might be related to the drugs he’s on (tylenol with codeine, don’t freak out on me), but Doc said that it’s great to hear him running and yelling in the background. It’s not great for my sanity since I’ve been trying to get him to sit still all day, to no avail.

“That’s why kids bounce back so fast. Because they get up and move. Maybe he’ll sleep good for you tonight?” I sure hope so, Doc.

The doc is right, though. We adults get injured or sick and we slow down, because we’re smart. Or are we? We get sick, we slow down. We get hurt, we slow down. We have surgery, we rest. Pretty soon we’re not moving anymore at all …

4 thoughts on “Move to Move

  1. @toddweisscfa says:

    You right on here Beth. I have had my shoulder scoped and hernia surgery…ouch… best thing for me was to be AS active as possible… While both were painful… I started by simply walking in a pool. I have no doubt it accelerated the recovery. One PT person said.. if you don't move it… you lose it…

  2. Melody says:

    Great post, Bethany! I recently had minor surgery and was "ordered" by the Dr. to "rest" It just about made me nuts not to be able to get out and run or at least take a long walk! AND it took a full month to heal…grr, wish I had listened to my own intuition and "moved".

  3. Laura says:

    My grandmother did that. She got old and then wouldn't get out of her chair. Then she couldn't get out. Her kids had to carry her to the bathroom. I don't ever want to do that. Thanks for following Anna & Essie…follwoing back!

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