Carla's Story - Page 28

Waiting to live 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. - 26 -