The transformations of my aunt, physically and mentally have been profound in just 5+ months. Yes, she is 94 years old. “Well of course, she is an old woman, after all.” Sigh. Yes, easy critique from the outside. But, the fall and subsequent injuries have unleashed the mental slippage. I was warned, as I wrote months ago, by a nurse. She was right.
My recent surgery, has been unsettling. The pain before the surgery was seriously debilitating. The pain, post op, has been different and mentally stifling. I find I have a great deal of trouble concentrating and completing tasks now. A result of the surgery? Sleep deprivation? Stress? I don’t know the why….I do know that I can relate to the pain and fog seem to go together. Different than my aunt’s journey, but it gives the means to relate.