The official part of my recovery is drawing to a close. Tomorrow I head back to work, back to my normal routine, back to the grind as they say. I will work a 10 hour day in a stressful environment and return to a family who will still need me as well. I will return late to a house that needs cleaning, lunches that need making and laundry that needs doing. I will remember that this is my life; and life will continue on just as it always has. It has been nice to have these past two weeks off, regardless that it has been for recovery. Although I am physically ready to return to work I would love to have a little bit more time at this relaxed pace. I don't remember feeling this good and healthy. I feel normal and have had very little stress. Something tells me that this is how life should be. I am hoping that at least some of this new found peace has to do with the removal of a sick gland and that I will feel just as well when I return to work. I am going to keep a positive attitude that this is the case.
Although my official recovery is drawing to an end. I know that I actually still have more recovery ahead of me. I can see it in the lines in my neck; hear it in the volume and pitch of my voice; and feel it in the lump in my throat. I will also still need to have my medication regulated and will have to take this medication every day for the rest of my life. Still, I believe that the worse is over and I can leave behind the chapter of anxiety and stress caused by making this decision. I know that it was the right one and that in the end I will be better for it.