March 7, 2014
What is the difference between wimpy and appropriately cautious? Am I wimpy or sensible because I avoid walking on ice? It's not even three months since my total left knee replacement surgery. Yet I'm sure others have skated down the street soon after similar surgeries. But shouldn't I listen to my body and my "gut" and make my own decisions without looking to others for confirmation? Does it matter that someone may call me wimpy--I'm the one who will pay the price if I fall. And I'd be tempted to blame those who encouraged me to go against my gut.