My Healing Journey (I am back!)

Here I am with my partner back out in the world again (I am on the right)

It’s been quite the healing journey for me as most of you probably know. Yeah, it’s been almost three months since I fractured my ankle although it feels so much longer.  I remember when the doctor came to me and said I could have surgery or not. He said I don’t know how long it will take to heal if you don’t have the surgery and there are no guarantees. He then said the recovery would be 3 – 6 months with the surgery. I felt like I had no choice. I just cried when he left.  He said this so very matter of factly. I guess he says that every day to his patients. Who knows? His expertise is surgery not human relations. However, I am very thankful for the work he did on my ankle. Those doctors are miracle workers.

The good news is I am on the mend.  I am walking mostly without a walker, getting around and can even get up and down stairs now. I know its not over yet and I am just at the beginning stages of physio but I am determined to be in the best shape I can be.  I am so excited to get my health and life back.

I have had a lot of time to reflect on my life, realized some things about my partner which are all good.  She was so there for me when I needed her!! I mean when something like this happens you really do realize who is there for you and what is most important. I feel so blessed to have the support of the family and friends that I have. 

I got back into reading books (not about decluttering, surprise, surprise) and this feels so enjoyable. Just really brought back those memories I have as a child laying on my bed and reading those novels I just picked up from the mobile library in my neighbourhood. It later became Eastwood Branch Library in my city. I just love it when I can’t wait to get back into the book I am reading. It has kind of felt like a dying art to me so I am so happy to have this pleasure back.

I discovered some things that I wouldn’t have if I didn’t have this issue. I discovered Transcendence which is kind of like a yoga flow but with dance and movement online and available to anyone no matter what their physical issues or status is. Its so fun! Through this I also found a Mentor who is helping me to work on every area of my life in order to be the best me I can be. I am sleeping so much better these days and I contribute it to my meditation practice. There are always blessings!  

I have certainly had to slow down which is hard for me as I always feel like I have to be doing something and I have this need to always be productive. I have had to allow others to help, have had to let go of some things (well a lot) and also have had to let go of some control as well.

I took a bit of a break from work while I have been healing and it was just a good time to re-asses and decide where I want to go from here. The best news of all though is that I am ready and so excited to get back to doing what I love which is working with you one on one and helping you to live with less stress. I am available to support up to three new clients through Virtual Organizing. These spots will fill up fast so don’t wait. I can’t wait to work together with you!

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Happy Decluttering!

About Kim

Kim Tremblay is a Master Organizer and a Clutter Coach. She has worked with individuals helping them clear the physical and emotional clutter from their lives since 2008. Kim founded and co-facilitated a Clearing Clutter Support Group which has helped hundreds of individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Kim is currently working virtually with clients helping them to clear the emotional and/or physical clutter from their lives. Kim is available to speak to your group about all things organizing.
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10 Responses to My Healing Journey (I am back!)

  1. Welcome back, Kim! What a time it’s been for you. I’m glad you are healing, your ankle is doing better, and you’re getting back to things. But what a gift of time you had while you were healing. Not to diminish the pain and discomfort you experienced. It just sounds like you had a lot of time to think, restore, read, learn, and re-prioritize…all beneficial.

    I wish you all the best of continuing recovery and joy in returning to the things you enjoy most.

  2. Lisa Gessert says:

    Welcome back. I loved your blog and I so get the “back to reading”. I remember 4 years ago after my husband passed I took a trip, alone to Florida, it was then my love for reading came back for me. on that 1 week trip I read 3 books. Love the feeling of wanting to get back to the book to read more and sometimes not wanting the book to end. Things certainly change us at times. I am happy your are mending and getting back to what you love to do.!!

    • Kim says:

      Hi Lisa,
      Yes, I am so happy that I have gotten back into reading. I feel like this has changed a lot for a lot of us. We tend to be looking at our phones and maybe doing some reading there but it is so easy to be distracted. I have gotten used to reading on my kindle too (on my phone) which is great when I am in bed. thanks for your comment

  3. Seana Turner says:

    What an interruptive and painful experience! I can’t imagine. So thankful that you had good support throughout. So many people are alone, and I don’t know what they do when something like this happens.

    Isn’t a blessing to be able to see silver linings from a trial? I’m wishing you a quick and complete healing from this point forward.

    • Kim says:

      Oh my yes, I thought that too. So many women (and men too) are on their own and I just don’t know how they manage. They would need in home care if it was available to them. So many people are on their own and might not have family who could help. I feel so grateful! Thanks Seana

  4. I’m so glad you are feeling better. Surgery and recovery do heal not only our body but our mind too.

  5. It’s great to know you’re doing well and getting back into reading. Although I grew up with a book in my hand, I also went through a phase where I wasn’t reading much if at all – glad that’s over!

    • Kim says:

      I know right? i think we are all so connected to our phones now that we end up spending all of our time going down that rabbit hole. Sometimes, I find it hard to keep my focus on a book but now I do realize how very valuable it is.

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