We are back to discuss the hurt and the healing.
You have a new baseline, and you have to figure it out on your own.
Recovery is going to take longer than you think, especially if you have to go to work and be professional.
Check in with your body on a regular basis.
Pain is inevitable. Misery is optional.
Ask who is intubating you. Ask how often they intubate.
Learn the difference between healing stretching hurt and destructive hurts.
You are bigger than the pain. Expand to encompass the pain.
Think about how much medication you are taking and plan the wean off.
There are alternatives to Oxy, like Tramadol. There is alternatives to everything.
You need to take a stool softener and laxative if you are on opioids.
Know the location and terms of your surgical warranties.
Be honest about your pain. Talk to your doctor. Talk to someone. Find what works for you.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Take a deep breath and do what you can do.
Faith gets you through every day, whether you are religious or not.
Find the placebo effect.
The greatest teacher
A signal to change