These restrictions caused me to think about people who are in pain constantly and also I thought of people who need constant help with daily living skills of dressing, washing oneself and help getting in and out of beds or chairs. It made me realize how fortunate I have been in my life and how important is it to take care of one's body. God gave me life and I must take care of myself as a way to show gratitude for all God has given me.
That means I must eat healthier foods, try to lose weight, exercise, take time to work, relax at times, pray by myself and at times be with other people. In many ways, I think this back and leg pain was sent as a message to me that I must start taking better care of my physical body. As someone who is working on a PhD, I am constantly exercising my brain, but what about my body? Honestly, not as much. I am off to physical therapy Monday and hopefully this experience will begin to show me how to exercise and use certain muscles which God has given me.