Everything that is worth something almost always entails an equal, more often greater, sacrifice.
I went to a tertiary hospital yesterday playing at a role reversal: suddenly I was the patient being treated by a physician and being looked upon by nurses. It was purely diagnostic though, no surgery… yet. LOL. Iit’s just that I couldn’t take the pain on my flanks so I thought maybe it has something to do with my kidneys. If I am to consider my lifestyle choices, that could really be a grave possibility.
Fortunately, my kidneys are fine – actually, all my internal organs are fine. The pain was only skeletal. Hmmm… I did not know you can get back pains from lying on bed so much. LOL. Thank you to my Man and my Mentor for worrying more than me, and also thank you to TK for the consult. You were right about the diagnosis man, major OC. LOL. [BTW TK, did you know the book Twenies Girl by Kinsella? The lead’s name is Sadie, justl ike your girl. It is a good read, though it is chick lit, be warned. LOL]
So I was happy, and relieved, that I am fine, well except for the paranoia, I am generally okay. As a treat for myself, I went out and pampered myself, got my nails done and went to a dermatologist for my first facial – now I know how much beauty hurts.
It hurt like hell! LOL. I think my right arm went numbed because of the excavation. The facial massage part was the best – but when the slicing and prickling started I think I died – I did not know facial clinics employed cats to claw on their patient’s skin. LOL. No, it was not really a bad experience. In fact, I intend to go back regularly and have it done again. I hope I am not turning into a masochist. LOL.
Looking back, the facial horror had a rationale. You cannot really get good things that easy. There is no such thing as picking blessings like they are flowers on a free park. More often, all things of worth needs work, will hurt us, will entail a sacrifice, and more importantly, will entail courage.
Courage to take the leap. Courage to take a potential fall. Courage to face a possible tsunami of hurt. Courage to make equal, or graver sacrifices, for something larger than life.
It is being scared like hell, but doing it anyway.