This is where patience really has to be exercised. This is the longest portion of recovery. Kelly is feeling great...until he is not. He is being so patient through this. He feels normal... until he doesn’t. It is a process. One thing Kelly does daily, is to try something new. Since we got home, (this is our 15th day home and 18th day post surgery) Kelly tries something new. From not using the walker after 2 days home, or to today, walking 1.8 miles around our neighborhood, he is consistently adding something different each day. Yesterday, we went to breakfast and we went by his office to see some of his coworkers. I felt like I was taking my child to his first day of school. I have noticed that Kelly’s adrenaline isn’t exactly regulated yet. So whatever we have that regulates us to a calm state doesn’t regulate Kelly quite as quickly yet. It is a very endearing quality in him, but anyway, after going to work, his adrenaline didn’t come down. So he stayed a little excited after being at work for several hours. He is close. But not there yet. The process of going to work actually requires a lot of work!!! We do this without much thought, but when a person has to count the cost of every task, the weight of just getting ready and driving to work, without even working, is a lot of effort for a recovering brain. So. Kelly tries to walk the fine line of challenging himself just enough and then recovering from moving that gage to its next milestone. I learn so much by watching him each day. It’s always fun to overcome something big, but it’s usually the little tiny moments of patience that set us up for the next big thing. Kelly truly is a strong, strong person. Recovery is NOT for sissies. It should be said that...In Patience There Is Recovery. ❤️ Thank you for reading.