I am here at work, and crying a little. My wounds are scabbing up and becoming scars. I think I may be ready to be 'discharged' to 'outpatient' status, with periodic assessment and treatment as needed, but ready to be 'out in the world' living as normal a life as possible. I can't and won't forget what happened, because scars exist as permanent reminders, but healing has taken a turn towards maintenance rather than intervention. The tears are sweet relief. It will be months or years more before I can 'drive past the scene' without emotion. But the rawness is being closed over by new 'tissue' so that the gaping wounds are closing, and the risk of 'infection' is subsiding. Not abandoning the others here, but just coming by less often, for periodic checkups, and to encourage others. I will be in and out for a while. I am not completely healed, but enough so that I don't need constant monitoring by others. I can self-monitor most of the time now.
Edited by traillius (11/01/10 12:40 PM)