“Change moves in spirals, not circles. For example, the sun goes up and then it goes down. But every time that happens, what do you get? You get a new day. You get a new one. When you breathe, you inhale and you exhale, but every single time that you do that you’re a little bit different than the one before. We’re always changing. And it’s important to know that there are some changes you can’t control and that there are others you can.” - Dan Dunne (Half Nelson)
Even though my physical recovery has begun to taper off with regard to the magnitude of my improvement, I have a better understanding now of how to feel comfortable with the entire recovery process, including the mental/emotional aspects which are harder to track.
Today, I tried to take a Tai Chi class, but it was closed for Easter. I had gotten an email reminder to make sure I wouldn’t miss the class (since it was a complimentary first lesson), but I’m guessing it was a computer generated email which had been sent automatically. Either way, I didn’t let it interfere with what had the potential to be a great day.
I’ve also recorded a podcast episode which was exclusively about my experience having a ruptured brain aneurysm and the subsequent recovery. It was well received by my friends and family, and people I hadn’t heard from in a long time contacted me to send their regards.
It’s not necessarily going to get easier moving forward, but I’m more comfortable with my recovery than I had been. Thank you to everyone who have reached out on this forum to offer words of encouragement. It truly means a lot to me.