I'm home again I say to myself as I let out a sigh of relief and worry. Relief at being home for Christmas, knock on wood (a little bit of superstition is never far away from me these days), and relief for recovering from the infections that brought me into hospital in the first place and had me in there for almost 7 weeks. And worry for the all the uncertainty that I am aware of when it comes to my health/body.
I'll write more of the medical details of what lead me to stay in the hospital and the uncertainty related to my health later. For now I want a break from all of that and an opportunity to to spend time with friends and family over these upcoming holidays.
There are two pieces of learning from this most recent hospital stay that I know will stick with me.
One: Moments, brief or long, spent with friends and family over the phone, in person or a conversation over email does wonders for me as I find it to be very nourishing for myself.
Two: Now that I am out of the hospital one of my mid-term goals is to find hobbies or activities that involve me being with others and doing something that that takes me out of myself and connects me with others.
So if you are wanting to help and are struggling with finding a way to help know that a visit, a phone call, an email, or a Skype call (for those of you abroad) are all things that I look forward to and find to be nourishing.
Hope your Christmas Holidays are shaping up to be what you need them to be.
Lots of Love,
Dan and Company
We got this... This has been the mantra of Dan's friends and family as they help him navigates a difficult medical rodeo ride. This blog contains entries from Dan as well as his friends and family.