You got that right. As someone who has experienced the loss of “normal” health and a normal life, I do know exactly what you mean. You truly “don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”. I believe that’s from a Linda Ronstadt song. “Pave paradise, put up a parking lot”.
I admire your daily courage and fortitude in facing the changes your body has experienced. I have come to the point of acceptance about my health and body being very weak and fragile at present and my future being very uncertain and most likely not as long as it should have been.
My focus at present is putting my affairs in order for my family’s sake. ********************
Like you, I try to make the most of my better days and bear the other days, like today, with as much grace as possible. I find your blog posts affirming and inspiring. And I am very glad you’ve made it through this latest operation.
My motto is “If Russ can do it, so can I!” Although I must confess that I do not manage to do it with nearly the humor with which you manage to,
C’est la vie!