But, this concern is not the purpose of my post. The intent with this post was to emphasize the wonderful support I have been getting while recovering from this last surgery. It has come from unexpected places, from people whom I have just recently been placed in my life. I am so thankful for you! I am now living at home and, although I have several friends here with whom I have been friends for more than 10 years, they have proved to be quite shallow. To their credit though, they have been attempting to be more empathetic. To me though, actions speak louder than words.
A couple of days ago, a fellow hip friend sent me a package that, to say the least, brightened my day (or rather week). She sent me the following:
|Chocolate chip cookies with appropriate napkins :)|
|"Sometimes its the smallest decisions that can change your life forever"|
|My new motto heading into my next surgery|
I am extremely lucky to have people like this in my life to help me get through these tough times. Somebody to understand. In addition, I have been communicating with another fellow hip patient who had surgery with my surgeon a week or so before me. We have texting sessions while we do our CPM shifts. It's pretty great! Definitely helps pass the time, builds a friendship, and helps to know that your temporarily sucky life activities aren't in solitude. I would have never imagined that I would have such support from people who are going through similar situations. I really appreciate the untold understanding that comes with this sort of relationship. Everything need not be explained...they just get it. Plain and simple, they understand. I don't expect others who haven't gone through similar situations to understand, nor do I wish them to, but what I do wish, is for people to care.