At long last hubby has a surgery date! On Thursday January 15 he gets his guts hooked back up. The misery of his colostomy has gone on for ten months, and now, with the repair scheduled just three weeks after Christmas day, this last part of the wait seems interminable.
A year from now everything will be all completely healed and things will be back to normal... but, will they in fact be normal?
What my poor hubby has gone through in this last year is bound to leave psychological scars to accompany the incisions on his abdomen. This kind of intense inescapable stress is known to cause PTSD. While being in a war zone creates that problem in many, it isn't strictly a military disability. The psychological trauma I have watched him go through this last year is certainly enough to create that disability.
I guess dealing with that will be a problem for another day. Right now my task is just keeping a steady hand on getting through the next three weeks. One day at a time....la, la.