Friday, August 14, 2015
The surgery is good, helpful, therapeutic, and life giving. But in the moments after the surgery, when the anesthesia wears off, there is the pain, the time to heal, to regaining of strength, and the need for help. Recovery times seem to last forever but eventually the pain dissipates and function returns. This does not mean that the process is over, now comes the time for building strength, becoming independence, and increasing range. At times hard decisions are made, things must be set down so that focus on the therapy may happen. Do we forever loose these things, or is it just for a time? I don't know, but it is hard none the less. I know that some time down the road it will be a benefit, but right now the anesthesia is wearing off.