Conditions and Diseases, Health, hip, Hip Replacement, hip replacements, Musculoskeletal Disorders, pain, Shopping, surgery
2014 will be a better year!
It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone – now 6 years of good clean fun from two hip replacements and one non-replaced grumpy left hip!
What have I learned this year?
- Life is what you make it and anything that helps you look outside yourself is a good thing!
- All biological organisms suffer stress when pushed beyond their design limits or when you lose sight of some over-arching purpose.
- No purpose – no mojo!
- To be grateful for everything, especially the small things, as this attitude set the scene for life, love and enjoyment.
- That there is always someone worse off than you – mobility with pain is better than no mobility at all.
- You can raise you pain threshold by focusing on other things and others – if you are self-absorbed then the smallest thing becomes a major irritation – in your mind, not reality.
- Good people deserve good things – they may be a few years in the making but things do work out, even if it is not as you expect.
- You get what you need – you don’t always need what you get.
- Friends are like rare plants – hard to find, made to treasure and few and far between.
- Miracles can happen – just may not be the one you were hoping for.
- We are here to help each other – don’t ignore a cry for help.
Plenty of other things learned too but that’s enough from me – how about you?
I hope you all have a great New Year’s celebration and a fantastic 2014 – and whatever it brings we will be stronger and better for it!
James Marotta said:
Thank you for all you have done. There will be a concerted effort to recind the BHR pma in 2014.
Happy new year and keep up the good fight….2014 will be a better year
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
It will be fantastic if S&N get a taste of cold steel after all that they have put us through.
They may have financial pain but that’s not the same as physical pain between now and falling off the perch, which is their gift to us!
Have a great New Years!
Adrian Thomas said:
You’re right Earl in all your wisdom, I’ve learned to try to stay as positive as I can despite all the negative I receive, hope to have a better New Year, and hope they resolve this Depuy fiasco soon
Pity we have to learn these lessons but glad to still be around to reflect on them!
Have a great 2014!
Jill Cleggett said:
So well portrayed and so very very true. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Happy New Year!
All the best for 2014.
Boyd McLaughlin said:
Happy New Year from the great Pacific Northwest, Washington State.
Quoting Earl’s View :
earlstevens58 posted: “2014 will be a better year! It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone – now 6 years of good clean fun from two hip replacements and one non-replaced grumpy left hip!What have I learned this year?Life is what you make it and anyt”
Happy New Year too! May it be a good one for you! Earl
What a wonderful positive way to start the New Year. Have a fabulous 2014 Earl ……and here’s hoping S&N become get a little of what they deserve !!
Happy New Year Earl! What a great positive post to start a fresh year and a reminder to us all to count our blessings each day and stay focused on what we can achieve no matter how big or small.
Stuart Cain said:
Hi to all the hipsters!! Happy New Year and the best of happiness and health to you and those that you love!! My sincere apologies to anyone that has tried to contact me, I have had a bit going on health and family wise so must sincerely apologise for my slack efforts in not replying! I am also about to head off on a ‘communication free’ break, so my best wishes to all! Earl, you are the man! Without this amazing place, and I don’t think even you realise that it has become a community (please refer your previously mentioned stats!! :)), none of us would have the link to speak to one another, I have met some truly inspiring and amazing people here and you have provided many of us with a place to come and share and discuss where others understand which I think is the most important thing!! I know I have mentioned before the irony of the “I know how you feel!”, that has dripped from the lips of many a health care professional around me and countless others here, when they really have no f*&^%$# idea!! But seriously, thanks mate, I completely respect everyone I have had the pleasure of meeting here, you have given all of us a very special gift and I seriously hope for everyone, regardless of Smith and Nephew, Johnson and Johnson/DePuy, Global Icon, Stryker or whomever else bought into the terrible technology that is MOM hips, that each and every one of us has an amazing 2014, as much comfort and love as humanly possible and also success (financial, ethical, legal, moral or whatever each of us seeks!) against these wonderful people that did this to us. Take care and enjoy the new year with those that you love and who love you!! Your Brother in the Order of the F&&^%$#@ Up Hip!! Stu
Happy New Year Stu! May it be a much better one for you and all!
Joleen Chambers said:
I appreciate your perspective and your tenacity! Happy New Year!
Thanks Joleen – appreciate your comments and your work too! Happy New Year!