June is known for being the month of graduations. Leading up to that day folks put in time working hard and learning. They do what it takes to give themselves the best chance ever for excellent results when it comes to test day. That's when they get to prove they did what was required to the best of their ability. Then it comes down to waiting for the results, donning the special attire, assembling with other folks and the professionals, then just waiting for your name to be called. That's what today looked like for me. I manuvered into my shirt, slung on the sling, made my way to the cast clinic, sat with the other patients, then waited my turn for the x-ray and to see the orthopedic surgeon.
I am happy to declare, I graduated today!
I graduated from this....
I will admit, I was nervous at first not knowing what I was facing. The professionals were compassionate and took time to assist me in dismissing that feeling. I was not ready to see the incision but I was brave enough to look at the x-ray. Yes, that is quite the apparatus deep inside my arm. I was presented with an array of shades to pick from for my half cast. With no teetering what-so-ever, I announced "orange!" Now on to the next stage of putting in time to learn and progress.
"Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck's color is orange."