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23rd August last year, I was involved in an accident. I fractured my right leg, and since then I’ve been in my hometown receiving treatments as well as recuperating. If you read in my post about the accident, I mentioned I was being treated in a traditional orthopedic clinic. There, their methods are quite different from what you may know. Bandages and well-carved sticks are used to form a cast around the broken leg.
Since then I’ve been in the bondage of those bandages and sticks. Sometimes they’re tied too hard against my leg and I’ll be in pains for few days, until the next check-up day when the doctor would change and retie them.
And that’s why I’ve been happy since Monday after going for the weekly check-up; the doctor decided that I didn’t need the bandages and sticks anymore, since my leg is now on the mend.
I’m not only happy because I’m free from the bondage, I’m also happy because in a little time I’ll be done with going to the clinic for the check-ups, which means that I can move back into the real world again, maybe get a job as well as further my education. It doesn’t mean, though, that I’m leaving this writing and book blogging world. It’s an awesome community that I look forward to been in forever.
Writing this post makes me remember a call I received from a friend sometime in February. After asking about my health and how I was faring in my hometown, he sighed and then said, ‘This accident has caused you wasted months but everything’s going to be fine.’ I said, “Thanks,” and after I dropped the phone, I pondered over his words.
Were these months really wasted?
I knew the answer was “No!” First of all, I’m still alive, and during the period since the accident, especially after my discharge from the clinic, I’ve read more books than I usually read, I’ve finished the third book in my YA Urban Fantasy series, I’ve been seriously editing The Road Taken, I’ve found a clear direction for my blog, and last but not the least, I’ve met more awesome writers and book bloggers, all of which makes me believe there was never a wasted moment at all.
My appreciation goes to my family, friends, fellow writers, and book lovers, and to everyone who’s been supportive all these while. I say a big THANK YOU to you, and may God bless you all.