I'll give the quick update first. If you read my post last week, you know I was seeing an orthopedist about my knees, anticipating that he'd say I need replacement of both knees. And that's what happened. I'm scheduled for double knee replacement - that's right, both at the same time - in the middle … Continue reading Knee Replacement: How was I so unaware?
Next Tuesday I'm set for surgery. A complete hysterectomy. And what I'm feeling is paradoxical. I feel both fear and trust. Both swirl in my thoughts and feelings. How to be present to that? I know that being present is essential. The last big surgery I had was a little over five years ago, a … Continue reading Surgery: Fear and Trust
When stray cats adopt me and gradually win my heart, I don't expect them to leave me quickly. But sometimes they do. If you've read my posts about Cosette, the mama cat who brought me her kittens last May, you'll know how she taught me about trying to relax and trust that everything would work … Continue reading More cat lessons: When death arrives unexpected