Thursday, February 23, 2006

A comment on Sue's entry below

The entry Sue (my wife and Jan's sister-in-law) made below really reflects the difficulty some of us are having with how Jan is and appears right now. Sue's sad tone in the entry is an expression of Sue's reaction to Jan's current appearance.

However, it is important for you, Jan's faithful, to know that Jan's neurosurgeon is happy with her progress to date. He tells us that her current apparent depression is completely understandable and expected. Her own situation must be frustrating and disheartening to her beyond comprehension. Who among us would not be feeling depressed in her place? As well, the brain is the seat of our emotions, and Jan's brain -- even the parts not directly damaged by the bleed -- is still not functioning normally yet. In other words, this depression is, at least in part, a symptom of the current state of her brain.


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