V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #61: recovery

Surgery behind us, we shift to recovery mode – he gingerly navigating the days of healing, while I try to brush off the cobwebs of exhaustion.

As relief washes away the dregs of worry, I am still trying to sort out my emotions. Ric’s condition is black and white – a blockage requiring opening. Problem solved. Meanwhile, I just finished yet another round of antibiotics for an infection they can neither pinpoint nor explain away. I remain in medical limbo.

I chose the word recovery for today’s challenge not just because of our current situation, but also because it has been a word I’ve carried with me for years, contemplating it’s full meaning. I have a file in which I store poetry, entitled “self recovery”.

What does it mean to recover? What would full recovery look like, and is there such a thing? Recover from what?

I turn to you, dear fellow bloggers, for your guiding inspiration. Help me shake this lassitude with your creative words of wisdom, music, or images.

Look forward to your responses.

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46 thoughts on “V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #61: recovery

  1. I clicked send too soon…. Glad to hear Ric’s doing well; so typical that the man gets the black and white, relatively easy “fix”, while you, the indomitable wise-woman remain in medical limbo. I’m frustrated and impatient FOR you.

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      1. I relate to depressing and frustrating…I don’t suppose it would help to stomp your feet, have a little tantrum? I used to think being an enigma was attractive–but now I think I romanticized the term. If a Dr says that, it can’t be very helpful.

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      2. Seriously!!! I ran into similar frustration and added despair when my depression was finally dismissed–as though I was malingering, seeking attention, and the worst one, “didn’t really want to get well”. My dream, hope, is that one day people suffering clinical/chronic depression are accorded more respect. It’s not just a bad mood, and I’m not holding onto it for some perverse satisfaction…

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      3. Exactly! I am happy if they tell me they don’t have the answers, but I hate the “professionals” who try to put it back on me to cover up their inadequacy.


      4. Exaclamente!!! It’s even worse if you go see a “Christian” counselor…depression is surely my fault for some unconfessed sin. That was a long time ago though–hopefully they’ve woken up by now (but I’m not going to make an appt to see one to find out, hah!).

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  2. Happy to hear that Ric is on the mend. Hope there are answers forthcoming for your medical limbo to ease the emotional exhaustion. Happy that your challenge is back. šŸ™‚


  3. I will ponder this one as I am almost healed from my broken wrists but my husband, trying to avoid surgery bounces back and forth between good days and days of pain. I am glad your husband is on the road to recovery. I hope the antibiotics do the trick for you, V.J. The unknown can cause anxiety – so I send wishes for calm and healing to you through the cosmos.

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