Each day, Tracy gets a little stronger, pain is not her friend. Today her goal is walking to the restroom. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it’s that many steps closer to home.
Her nurses over night and this morning have been super pleasant and helpful. She’s had her gradual weaning off of the pain pump, and so far, she is doing well. Of course, the goal is to get her off completely, but right now, they are helping her to move with lesser pain.
We are so grateful for all the great words of encouragement. I know Trace is really feeling disappointed that she cannot move as well as she was moving before surgery. She has pain and numbness in her left leg, which is typically her good leg. This also adds to her anxiety, and anxiety can increase pain levels.
I share this so you can know the hard, bare truth of our story. I know we are not alone. Many of you have gone through similar difficult circumstances and overcome.
Any words of encouragement you can send to Trace—music that is groovy or cool, any neat videos that might be distracting, words of positivity—all of this will be much appreciated.
Thank you friends, we are grateful for each one of you.
Stories Before I can read stories in the clouds I must know my own story— a story rolled out slowly over time. I must understand how I found my place in the universe— how that rolling out finished all my edges. I must understand how my own story gives weight to the words of myths and purpose to the memory of legends. The signs are there waiting in the clouds; they don’t appear by magical conjuring— they reside in us. Every story begins somewhere, so I will begin with the song inside of me. --Carla Jeanne Picklo Jordan
What difficult circumstance have you overcome?