Surgery is a weird thing. It’s an imposition of trauma on the body in a controlled circumstance.
The resultant need for healing implies associated pain.
A martial arts injury from two and a half decades ago finally needed some attention.
I had a bone in my wrist removed and four corners of my other bones screwed together.
My brother pointed out that I’ve been in a “legal knife fight” by having a surgeon open my wrist. And in healing, there is pain.
While appropriate meds have that managed, I believe that a lot of the healing came from the support I received. With a couple hundred well-wishers and prayer warriors online and my wife giving selflessly, I can feel my body speeding to recovery.
As I write, it’s been just a few days since surgery and I’m off of meds (except for 400mg of ibuprofen).
How is this a Wednesdays With Wayne?
1) Sometimes you need to heal. Take time for that.
2) Sometimes healing brings pain. Make room for that.
3) Ask for - and accept - support. It will come from great places and good people.
4) Share your gratitude - yes, I’m grateful for my body’s response; I’m grateful for the support I’ve received; and I’m grateful for you, being there as a reader along the way.
See you here next week.
~ Dr P ~