Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Note on Recovery


I really intended on writing during my recovery, but I didn’t.

First, I should give a medical update: I had my surgery in September, recovered speedily, and was back at work by mid- to late-October. Here is the strange part of having surgery while one is single: the scariest part of the surgery for me was the meeting with the surgeon before the surgery, where I initialed that I could die, where I initialed that I could be paralyzed, and signed that I understood a bunch of other unlikely but possible side-effects.

But during the surgery and afterwards, I was surrounded not by family, but by friends who lived near me. I was really surprised at how comfortable I was with the whole situation. I am a very private person (ergo, the blurred image of me more than a dozen years ago), but it was so nice to have so many people help me at the surgery and afterwards.

I remember the “it takes a village to raise a child.” Turns out it takes a village to raise a divorcee as well.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you are doing much better. I am not an avid follower but I do check back periodically. You have brought me a lot of enjoyment thru the years. You have been one of my all time favorite bloggers. Love the stories too. Hope you come back. Feel better. hugsssssss

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Xmichra said...

I have stepped off the blog/facebook universe too, so i just saw your post today.

I hope that the surgery you did was benificial to you. Any surgery takes time to heal, and I know how hard that can be at times.

it's great that your friends picked up and supported you. I often find that the strength I need comes from good friends a lot more often than from family. Friends are the family that choose you after all.

LarryLilly said...

I am glad things worked out for you. I hope to see posts from you in the near future.

Michael Mullady said...

Miss your musings but glad you're doing well. I hope 2013 has been good so far!

Mike said...

Keep it up, on occasion, if you can, Leesa.

You have an interesting take on things, makes for good reading and contemplation.

I have to admit, also, (please take this the right way....!) that you seem to be a bit warped or a tad kinky. Like me. And we both consider ourselves pretty normal; rightly by- God - so I think.

I hope it all is getting sorted out for you.

My favorito frase en espanol:

Salud y pesetas y tiempo para gastarles.

Prata said...

So, I know you're not back, and this was written almost a year ago. You may not remember me, but we used to exchange a lot of comments here.

Anyhow, I was going through my webserver logs and I noticed that your blog referenced my domain (probably from a crawler). So....hey there. ^_^

I hope you're doing well.