News of the Day

Some moments are messengers, bearers of news regarding an event that is yet to happen. Welcome or no, news signals a change is coming.  

This morning, I was given some news about my upcoming hip-joint replacement surgery. The issue is reducing my autoimmune medication. That is not news. The news is I do not have a choice in the matter, if I am to have the surgery.

It is a powerless moment as I feel, once again, that my only choice ismindset-0115-3 between a rock and a hard spot. In that, I am accurate. I must wait until Wednesday for specific instructions.

There is nothing to do about that in this moment.

Monday’s news has not yet become my daily dose; there is so much other news between now and then.

peace-offering-0115This all sounds deceptively simple–perhaps even silly–but I’m not sure that being in the moment is complicated, which is not to say it is easy. Mindfulness broadens the perspective, unexpected possibilities pop-up. It is my best surgery preparation.

And when the time comes, reality will rearrange itself, maybe to my liking or maybe not but rearranged it will be.  

Aim for Even posts offer equanimity in daily doses. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is. You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page. 

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  1. I have had to stop such drugs before and after surgery, in my case to help me heal. I just keep telling myself it is temporary. But I do end up in pain. We are complicated systems, our bodies!


    1. It is the same for me, Robin, regarding healing. I am just being stubborn and wanting a choice other than the options I have. I had finally begun to feel fairly well, having adjusted to the drugs that I avoided for so long. I will adjust, again, but I am not going “gently” into this surgery. I can only hope better judgment will prevail in the next. Complicated systems we are, indeed! Thanks, Robin!


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