aneurysm clipping: gratitude
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I am in Massachusetts helping my sister recover from brain surgery. The surgery was scheduled because we knew she had an aneurysm that needed to be clipped. It was a scary time that went better than expected. She is a week post-surgery with no neurological defects. She is tired, still in some pain, and not an "easy" patient but we are so grateful for the surgeons at Mass General.
No surprisingly, the fitness has to be put aside for now. My sister can't be left alone and the narrow roads in Amherst where we are staying are snow packed with no sidewalks. I am trying to stretch and do some strengthening but that is about all that is possible. I am a long way from New Mexico, but glad I can be here to help her. My own life: spin class, husband, job, seems so far away. If anyone reads this who has experience with aneurysm clipping, please let me know. We can use all the support possible.