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Recuperation vs. Recovery

There is a great article in the Health section of the New York Times by Dana Jennings discussing the diference between recuperating and recovering from an illness. “Healing Physically, Yet Still Not Whole”

He touches on so many crucial aspects of how totally a chronic pain/disease experience can be and what is required to be yourself again.

Can you identify with aspects of his experience?

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About Mary Byrne Eigel

Before writing children’s books, Mary spent many years teaching in classrooms and creating art in her studio. She was born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, a painful condition that causes normal activities, like walking, to be challenging. As a child, when Mary had to trek long distances, she often wished she had a wheelchair. For her, a wheelchair offered pain-free opportunities, not limitations. Mary grew up in Chicago, which is the lakefront inspiration for the town of Sail. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two dogs, Beaux and Trey.

2 responses »

  1. just discovered your blog…lovin it so far! thanks for all the info and insight!
    tammy (a fellow pain sufferer/survivor)
    http://spicyt.wordpress.com

  2. Mary Byrne Eigel

    Thanks for visiting. Just got back into town to see your note. I just checked out your site and story. You go girl! I am also working on finishing a book. Press on. Places like lulu.com make it so manageable.

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