In what was probably our final face to face conversation yesterday, Mr. Boeree mentioned something very important. I haven’t read about it much online, but a few friends that have endured a major surgery have imparted their experience on the subject to me as well.
The work-up to surgery is intense, consuming and exciting in a way. It’s an emotional high to get everything organized and done. When it’s over, some people start to feel a little lost. Physically, your body has been torn apart and is releasing hormones to help repair everything and slow down. Mr. Boeree said that depression happens often and to be aware of it. I will try to be and will explain this to my family. Hopefully it isn’t an issue, but it is good to be aware.
The car ride and elevator bump were pretty hard on me yesterday and I’m taking it very easy today. I’ve walked for a total of about 20 minutes so far and will try to rest some more.