Monday, January 27, 2014

Day 26: Modern Medicine

Today we were sitting and talking to Dustin's Dad who just recently had surgery on his spine.


In his neck.

There were screws and drills involved.

Isn't that amazing?
I'm amazed.

He seems to be doing well.  He was walking around and is already regaining strength.

Somewhere, somehow, someone figured out how to surgically fix things in our body that otherwise could lead to a lower quality of life.  For Gail, it was a surgery that still completely blows my mind.

Today I am thankful that we have modern medicine.

There are things that are not perfect about the way it works, but if we're honest, our quality of life has greatly improved because there are people who are constantly researching ways to fix things that we don't even know could go wrong.

And there are the resources here to educate them.  And they must have had adults in their lives that fostered that at some point.

For all of it that led to this - I am thankful.