The lessons I’ve received since undergoing surgery a couple of weeks ago are just beginning to emerge into something I can write down. While I am still recovering and understanding the profundity of this new experience, there is one simple truth I woke up with, in my anesthesia haze, that still hasn’t left my mind: I am so grateful to be alive. I couldn’t have envisioned the physical pain I felt the first week after surgery, but it was made gentler by the simple satisfaction of still being here, still having the opportunity to experience living.
As I get better each day, life’s more ordinary cares and worries are emerging once again. Yet those too are put at bay by the knowledge that the most important goal has already been achieved; I’m here! Everything we strive for, worry about, and long for, are all luxuries that come with being alive. And I’m so grateful that you’re all here too, as we experience this life together.
Surgery has given me a nice new titanium plate in my skull, endless sweet well wishes from loved ones, and an extremely thankful heart. As Thanksgiving approaches I hope the satisfaction of living extends straight from my heart to yours. (And that you don’t need a craniotomy to get the message!)
13 thoughts on “The Aftereffects of Brain Surgery”
Thanksgiving to you, dear Katie! I am so glad you are come through – and with the fresh sweet flavour of life and loves – though I knew you would be fine. XX
Thank you so much, and I truly appreciate your confidence in me!
How touched I was as I read your words. It takes great strength, and faith to believe that there is something to be grateful for despite of our present circumstances. Wishing you good health!
Thank you for your kind words Melissa! I’m so glad this was meaningful for you.
So glad your surgery went well! Much love to you and yours, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. ❤️
Thank you so much for the love Christine!
My gosh, I had no idea you were having surgery. So glad it was a success! Praying that strength in body and mind will return quickly. ❤
Thank you so much for this message after my surgery and for your prayers. I have been recovering very well!
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All my love and blessings to you during this time! If there is anything I can do to support you please let me know!
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