I have to have spinal surgery for scoliosis and a few other things. They want me to do a rehabilitation program as well as surgery. And I have a few concerns.
My first concern is - Where would I fit after surgery? I mean, I am disabled I have cerebral palsy and I walk sort of like a pimp. However, they want to get me walking more “normal” in rehab. I feel like if I were to walk “normally” I would lose my identity or part of who I am. Granted, I know that I need this program and I’m willing to do this program in order to get over the pain. I just don’t want to lose sight of who I am.
The second concern or set of concerns (maybe) are- I’ve been trying to keep kosher, being that I’d be in a large city hospital for a few months is that possible? Has anyone kept kosher at a hospital before? Also, I know that there are a few easier days where they don’t work your butt off so I wonder if I would be able to meet with anyone from a conservative Jewish community whilst there. The hospital/rehabilitation facility would be the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle - they have partnered with Providence Catholic hospitals and I really don’t want to be bombarded with Catholicism or Xtianity again. Although, the community where I live is Jewish reform so either reform or conservative would be okay, but I’d like the chance to experience conservative
I know that I’m not going to be able to go their super soon, there are steps that I have to take. I just want to be prepared. If you have any advice for either set of concerns that would be wonderful.