Posting for Becky Clark, who is healing up. Get well soon, Becky!
I recently had a tumor removed from my spinal column. Totally benign, expect total recovery, I was in total denial. Not denial that it was a thing, but the aftermath.
Totes not prepared. But maybe you can’t be.
But in keeping with the theme this month, I have found some new relationships and strengthened some old ones.
First, with my husband. We’ve never really been tested before, but partial paralysis – especially when you’re both a bit delusional and in the dark about it all – well, that’s a test of a relationship. He’s definitely risen to the occasion.
Second, with my neurosurgeon. I heart him.
Third, with all the nurses, hospital staff, and pharmacists who’ve shown up in our orbit. All excellent, as desperate as we are that I can control my pain and relearn how to walk and bathe and poop again.
And fourth, all my friends, most of whom are in my writing community. Every single note or text or comment wishing me good luck, giving me encouragement, making me laugh has made all the difference between wallowing in the dark or remembering the light.
These are the relationships I’m so thankful for right now, as I continue my battle to get stronger.
Oh, and two more … iPhone and Facebook. Where would I be without my relationship with you?? It takes a digital village, right?
Plus, they make it possible for me to show you my stitches! Just say the word ….