I heard from a friend today, one that has grown close over the past few months as a pen pal. He was involved in an accident, and is having problems since then.
It was good to see him though, and I’m sure he’ll be back at a hundred percent soon enough. Still, it brought home some of the things I used to see as a CNA that I never really considered. I have worked with all sorts of patients, suffering from various injuries in accidents. One thing stays true, the accident can change you.
Now, sometimes there are just somethings you cannot control. Physical injuries and handicaps can be particularly had to overcome, if you don’t believe in yourself. And even if you believe in yourself, sometimes things just don’t happen. This is not the time to give up.
You need to work yourself, constantly, to the edge of your ability. The more you use your different functions, the more in tune you’ll grow with them. Think of it this way, if you injure your shoulder, and it has been in a cast for a long time, it takes awhile to rebuild the muscles that control your arm. You need to do stretches, range of motion exercises, and other physical activity in order to get back to where you were before.
There’s so much in life that we take for granted, don’t let your abilities be one of them.