Just walking the dog

After eye surgery there is no shortage of things to feel frustrated and angry about.  Some people feel upset about not being able to do some things as well as before.  Other people express frustration at having to take time off work.  We have met others who have a sense of rage that such misfortune has visited them.  These are all natural responses to the grief associated with losing an eye. Whatever the cause we see a fair bit of anger in people during the recovery period. 

During this time there is a limit to the type of exercise you should do.  For example we once had to suggest to a 70 year old client that she stop her yoga headstands for a while.  There are other less extreme possibilities of exercise that would be of benefit you.  Getting out walking is a great way to release anger and help you avoid depression.   If you don’t have a dog, borrow a neighbour or friends. 

Check with your doctor about what exercise is suitable for you during your recovery.   You might be surprised at the options you have and how much better you feel when you get out and about.

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