I had my right knee replaced a couple of weeks ago, the fourth surgery on this knee. The last time I had surgery this serious (ACL replacement, same knee) was 38 years ago, when I was 22 years old. I'm a pretty fit guy, and I did the pre-surgery physical therapy exercises, so I figured I'd wake up, start the PT and be back at work in no time. Not so much. To my surprise and chagrin, my body at 60 years old doesn't respond nearly as quickly as it did when I was in my twenties. As Mike the PT guy said when I complained that I wasn't progressing as fast as I thought I should, "He basically cut your leg off and then put it back on. Give yourself a break."
Patience not being my strong suit, I'm having to constantly remind myself that my approach has to be different than it was when I was younger.
Which brings me to the topic of today's blog: circumstances change, and we need to be willing to examine the arrangements - wills, powers of attorney, investments - we made last year, or last century, and see if they still address our current lives. The end of a year seems a good time to take stock of things, so here are some questions to get you started:
Now pardon me while I do some more PT.