Dan Gottlieb said:
so here's the update: I was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday (two days before surgery) because of side effects from the antibiotic. Surgery was Thursday and it went well according to the surgeon. He seemed happy and it's always good to see a happy surgeon after surgery. And everyone who looked at the scar was thrilled with the way it looked. Personally, I have never seen a scar that made me feel thrilled but I know it takes all kinds.
So now I am at home laying either on my back or my right side had a 30° angle and being rotated every two hours like a rack of barbecue ribs. And this is how I will spend my days until Labor Day.
My mood is better than it should be. To be honest, that scares the hell out of me! Either I am in massive denial or I'm on drugs and don't remember taking them. Seriously, I do feel okay and I know that it is temporary. In the 48 hours-home, I have felt grateful, relieved, happy, abandoned, unloved, curious and probably 50 other motions I can't recall. In short, I am experiencing my life.
I feel such gratitude that I have responsibilities to teach as it changes the focus of my experience. Throughout this adventure so far I am always asking two questions: "what can I learn" and "what can I teach"?
I'll keep you posted on both! In the interim, I am so deeply grateful for your love, your concern and your support through this ordeal.