Stopped short in my tracks
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Well. The course was great,surgery was a success and my hearing was restored, however an unforseen complication has left me unable to sit or stand unassisted, walking only tiny bits with a cane and losi g optimism quickly. I'm sick many times a day, even with medication. Even without sedation (which helps me cope with the extreme dizziness), my mind is muddled, I can't think clearly. I'm not myself.
I tried to get out for a short outing that left me staggering and slurring words. I know the old adage of ones health being all that matters. Oh lord, do I know it now!
My understanding of the situation is that it is temporary and soon I will be well, and all I can think of is how I just can't wait to make the most of that, and renew my resolve to live a lifestyle that will take me, WELL into older age. Unforseen circumstances will. Happen. My body needs to be strong enough to bounce back.
So this is what I think about between bouts of 'sleep' (and, admittedly, crying) these past 12 days. Thank god for family and friends to help and encourage me to get through this. And when I'm better, look out world, it's time for me to get on with the life I've been preparing for for so long!