So I spoke with the Docs during rounds today and had a really great talk about healing and all the contributing factors. It was really satisfying. Most Docs don't want to hear anything put medicine and only medicine (don't get me wrong- thank you medicine!!!) So it felt meaningful and substantial. Dr. Toor coined the phrase "Compulsively Compliant". That's going to be my new middle name. In the picture to the right is my nurse Lily. She's so attentive and smart. I don't know how they get and keep so many good nurses here. Lily is a GREAT nurse. And she has hair! When I say her name I think about my bank of red and orange lilies at home. What a perfect metaphor.
So it looks like things are going really really well. Dr. Toor thinks we are on schedule for a pre thanksgiving release. He's thinking (God willing) November 19th. I'm pretty excited. I'm crazy excited. etc etc. So things are going well. Every day a little better. Last night they untied me from "Johnnny" by pole o meds and I got to dance around like a fool for 45 minutes. I thought of my Nia teacher, Susan M. and just went kookoo. I feel really good. James calls it Beryl 2.0- it feels that way to me too. My friend and colleague, Fenella, told me she thought this was going to change me. Her husband went through very serious and intense back surgery last year so she knows this close up and personal. When she said it I thought how could I change? What would that look like and feel like. She was right. I am changed. No matter what happens I've had the back of my head and heart blown out and opened up. I've been renovated. And I feel blessed like crazy.