Recovering from an accident is deeply lonely.
In small moments, like being alone when I eat meals on days when I don’t feel like getting wheeled out to be with the family. In those times, I’m eating by myself at the table by my hospital bed.
In medium moments, like how loved ones still have to work so most of most days, it’s just me sitting here, watching TV or scrolling my phone. So for months now, it’s mostly me hanging out silently with….me.
And in big ways, like how my accident circumstances, injuries, & recovery are, unfortunately, mine alone. There’s no exact parallel – nobody who is ahead of me in the healing phase that I can ask for advice.