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Doctor's Orders

Soooo . . . . Do you ALWAYS follow doctor's orders? We pay big money for their expertise and we sit there and nod our head that we "promise" to do as we're told, but how often do we REALLY follow exactly what the doctor says?

Case in point . . . the doctor made me "promise" not to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for the next 6 weeks or I could possible blow out one of the tendons in my shoulder. What?!? Ok, I can do that, because I definitely don't want a blown tendon.

However, upon further scrutiny of this order, do you realize how many things in our daily lives weigh 5 pounds or more?? Here are just a few:
  1. My purse. Ok, maybe I should clean it out. Do I really need 2 umbrellas, 1 journal, and an orange in there?
  2. When emptying the dishwasher I don't take 1 dish at a time. I stack before putting them in the cupboard. Our dishes are WAY heavy!
  3. The laundry basket. Oh no! Maybe someone else will have to do laundry :)
  4. My laptop and case. Thank goodness I only have to carry it 3 or 4 times a week.
So how do I keep my promise? I'm trying; I really am. Only 5 weeks to go. Ugh . . .

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