At last report I was¬†zipping along¬†to a work-stoppage deadline imposed by an upcoming¬†total knee replacement.¬†¬† Normally I like to avoid deadlines as they intimidate more than inspire¬†but I was making significant progress with my self-imposed timeline.
Last Thursday I received an evening phone call from the surgeon who said he was postponing surgery for a month as my situation requires more time. Essentially I am getting a designer knee!¬† My knee¬† scans are going through a CAD program to create the perfect fitting joint to snug in¬†beneath steel plates and screws left¬†behind¬†four and a half¬†decades ago.¬†¬†
The call came just two days after I decided it¬†time¬†to turn around my gnarly pre-op attitude. I had been languishing in the fear of more surgery but decided instead to focus on my truth of being a survivor.¬†¬†¬†Now I am actually excited that someone believed enough in my story to accomodate my special needs.¬† I¬†cannot help but¬† be positive about all this.
And¬†I have ¬†a bonus¬† month to cram in more art-making! This weekend I have been updating¬†two lectures which I am delivering in early 2012. Powerpoint is¬†almost as much fun as art-making!