NOVEMBER 8, 2012
The waiting begins.
Eventually the moment of truth arrives. The day
They have to be sure Carla is healthy and has no
they are scheduled to “turn on the juice.”
infections from all of her surgeries before they
even consider turning on the neurostimulator.
Every hour like a day.
Every day like a year.
Her houseguests (her parents and her motherin-law) help pass the time. But it feels like she is
in limbo: waiting to see if she can get her old life
back. Or at least some part of it.
Waiting to live.
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