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I am 6 weeks post-op scarf, both feet.
I am struggling emotionally. Inside beneath my lungs is a feeling of utter dread, regret and frustration.
The feeling isn't there all the time. Some days I feel hopeful toward the future. Even grateful for the insight into a disabled persons life, glad that the recovery, pain/wheelchair/crutches/physio/limp etc is temporary.
But some days, all of sudden, the tears come.
The most ridiculous time was when I was eating a sandwich and ate my tears as well as the bread! I had to laugh at the absurdity.
I wanted to post this, because if anyone else is feeling this way, I think it's normal.
All the free time time and the innability to go for a quick walk or grab a cuppa without thinking/planning plagues me.
Surgeons and hospitals are so clinical that i was never once told I may experience emotional pain as well as physical.
It is just as real, and needs just as much attention.
Does anyone else struggle with focussing on the long term positives? Getting caught up in the day by day frustrations?
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