“The pain in your eyes is gone”

I just had a wonderfully uplifting interaction with a co-worker that I want to share.

As I wheeled into her office to work on some website updating with her, she told me I looked great and she was glad I was back and feeling better.

I told her “Everyone has said I look better. I’m glad. But I must have looked awful before.” We laughed and she told me something that crystalized how important this surgery has been for my quality of life.

“You were still smiling but there was pain in your eyes. And stress in your face. You can’t hide that.”

“The pain in your eyes is gone.”

Thank goodness for that!

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