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!