Hi all! I am a new member of this site and I recently received a warm welcome message from @Danielle_BFintern.
Danielle: I just want to say thank you for your kind message! I couldn’t figure out how to reply directly, so I am posting publicly here in order to reach you, but I think we can all agree how grateful we are for your kindness in our community.
I am very touched that you took the time to reach out to me. It truly means a lot. So often in my journey I have found myself reassuring others that I would be okay. But few people ever actually asked me the question “Are you okay?” Even fewer, now many months later, ask me how I am feeling on any given day. But the experiences, the lessons, and the lingering symptoms are still valid long after surgery. I really appreciate you recognizing that.
I am glad to say that I am doing very well now health-wise. Recovery was indeed challenging, but I have overcome almost all of the symptoms from surgery.
I am humbled to be part of this community of fellow BA Survivors.