A good friend is working through a couple of health setbacks. He was reflecting on some of the lessons he’s been taking away from this experience. 4 lessons rose to the top:
(1) Self-care should be our #1 priority. It is amazing how everything pales when we face a health setback. Make health your priority… or you’ll be forced to do so in more challenging circumstances.
(2) Seek second (and even third) opinions for painful problems. Lines are better indicators than dots (single datapoints).
(3) Even amidst challenges, we are often privileged enough to be recipients of care, kindness, and support. There’s a lot to be grateful for. Make sure to take stock from time to time.
(4) Prioritize strength training.