I discuss writer Philip Anderson’s Article “Losing Touch” during this pandemic, particularly as a “disabled yet able” person. I throw in my nod to my 80’s childhood too.
When do you walk away from toxic relationships as someone dealing with an illness?
Release from the Misery of the Neuro-Observation & Continued Hospital Stay The day after the surgery, when I guess they realized nothing incredibly serious would happen, I was moved into a private room with a roommate. I remained there another full 2 days. I know I was in incredible pain, but I will never forget [...]
Operation Day! I vaguely remember waking up that morning, getting to the hospital and walking onto the surgical reception floor. I also vaguely remember, practically whispering, "I am here for surgery." I waited in the reception area with my husband and parents before they called me back. My mother would not sit still. So, I [...]
The Night Before Knowing I was heading into possible, life-threatening surgery the next day, my friends and family were quite a mess. I found myself trying to manage them, as opposed to dealing with my own worries. However, one of the most beautiful moments was when a close friend came over. As she was leaving, [...]