Friday November 21, 2014


Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.

When Achilles talks back


Ever heard of calcaneal bursitis? I hadn't either and I really would have preferred to keep it that way.

At the risk of moaning, these past few months have been pain-filled but even the throbbing soreness isn't the most difficult part of it all; it's not being able to go for a walk that hurts the most.

As anyone with this or a similar issue can probably attest, the ability to stand fully upright while navigating across the room, the road, or a grocery aisle shrinks in proportion to the speed at which swelling in the foot increases. But enough of that, I have several far more important observations to share.

First thought: until now I considered the concept of going for a walk as somewhat of a no-brainer. You simply put on your shoes and jacket, if necessary, and off you go. Depending on your schedule or purpose, a route is chosen and you walk. In contrast, a recent attempt to stroll to the nearby post box produced enough excruciating pain to merit tears. My appreciation for handicap signs has risen to new levels.

Next: there's a parallel challenge between walking uprightly and consistently in the physical world and in the world of ethical behaviour. I have a new appreciation for the barriers faced by many who would dearly love a change in lifestyle but struggle to overcome their pain. It's so easy to throw out admonitions to "get a job", "stop your behaviour" or "don't give in to habits" but who of us hasn't struggled with temptations? They just might not be the same ones.

"Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted." Galatians 6:1-NKJV

Don't judge until we've walked a mile….



NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Weyburn This Week welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

blog comments powered by Disqus

About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media:    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy


Lost your password?