March 28, 2011
I am going for a medical procedure tomorrow. It is necessary and I will be hospitalized. Yes, I’m scared and depressed. Yet, at the same time, I am buoyed by the supportive kindness of friends. Cards, notes, calls and emails have arrived to cheer me on. I printed out Elaine’s e-mail and put it in my postal truck to brighten my last few days at work.
This is the perfect time to discuss the important role the “Get Well” note or card plays in the healing process. Being sick can be a very lonely business.
“The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we.”
– Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing, 2006
Once again, Margaret Shepherd has some gems to offer us…
Please allow me to get back to you in a few short days.