Fifty-two weeks ago yesterday I had hip replacement surgery on my right side. My recovery was so speedy that most people outside the offices of the Michigan High School Athletic Association never noticed, and I was back to my normal activities and workouts very quickly.
But gradually during late summer and then dramatically in early November, my body reacted. It has been giving me pain from hip to foot on my left side, a limp I can’t disguise, and a metaphor for this message.
It appears that correcting one thing adversely affected another thing; and the second problem is much more painful than the first one was.
So-called solutions often have unintended consequences, worse than the original problem. For example:
I could go on. The point is, my limp is a reminder to be on the lookout for the new problems inherent in so-called solutions.
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