Last week I was invited to attend a patient reunion at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Sunrise Florida. I was a patient at HealthSouth after I completed chemotherapy to treat the Brain Tumor I was diagnosed with in November 2014. Once the course of chemotherapy was completed, I was debilitated and needed help with all of my activities of daily living.
What was amazing to me was their positive attitudes and their resilience. Most were doing well and had gotten back to their lives despite lasting impairments. Some were still working to get back. Many were still in therapy or were waiting for prosthetics and other equipment that would help them to move forward.
PS. I wrote a post on resilience on April 16, 2016, after my rehabilitation journey. If you missed it, here is the link http://www.nursesadvocates.net/2016/04