Good morning Betsey!
How are you doing this morning? I hope by now your medications and have kicked in and you are bit more comfortable. I am glad you decided to stop by and post an introduction. I was so nice to chat with you last night and get to know you better. I do hope you will come again next week too.
You have been through so much. The pain you endure daily must be tremendous. I am so sorry that on top of everything else, you have to get your hardware removed. The next few months and indeed the next few years will be very hard for you. I am so sorry that you have so much happening to you and so much pain... I am glad, however, that you are giving us a chance to get to know you.
...you know, I think for all of us the realization that we would never be able to work again was / is terrible. Some of us still struggle daily with it, some of us have come to an odd acceptance about it.... I would recommend you seek the assistance of a pain psychologist. They are trained in chronic and terminal illness and will help you put your life together. Your new life. It is going to be hard to create the "new you". It is very hard for all of us. With your drive and determination I have no doubt that you will do your very best!
I have to get going and do my daily tasks.. It really is very nice to meet you. I look forward to hearing from you again. Stay strong!
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