01 February 2011
Something Prettier To Look At
Okay, I looked at my blog and couldn't take the hospital graphic anymore. I find I do not like reminders at this point. So I thought I'd post a little something...how about things I've learned in the past few weeks.
1) None of the little things we stress about every day really matters. None.
2) When sick, it's good to have someone around who can tell you just how sick you really are. After a while you just really can't tell anymore.
3) The ability to hear is a great gift. Not being able to hear well throws the world into a spin cycle that makes life very confusing. When it's impossible to tell what direction noise is coming at you from everything feels less sure.
4) There are lots of good people out there. What a bunch of sweet nurses and doctors I had in the hospital. They have no idea how much I appreciated their care and guidance. I looked forward to each morning knowing my favorite nurse would come in for the day.
I also had a kind friend who appeared next to my bed at the end of my first full day in the hospital. It meant the world to me to open my eyes and see her standing there like an angel with a care package, asking me if she could have a prayer with me. She was only there for five minutes, but it made my day.
So those are just a few thoughts and experiences I have had this month. Still processing lots, after having my life mostly shut down for three weeks. It's weird to rejoin the world again, start thinking about the To Do lists, catch up on all that I didn't get taken care of - like registering my car, etc. Very interesting experience which has definitely awakened me in some ways and given me pause to let go of some things too. Thank you again for your kind wishes and prayers.