3 Months After Surgery, the Healing Still Hurts

3 Months After Surgery, the Healing Still Hurts

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3 Months After Surgery, the Healing Still Hurts

I don’t recoil at the sight of a scar left by a transsternal thymectomy — the surgical removal of my thymus gland — three months ago. I’d prefer it wasn’t there, of course, but I’m starting to embrace it. The scar reveals a little about who I am, like the tattoos on my skin. But I’m still learning to be comfortable with the sensations and feelings I experience, including shooting pains, cramps, shocks across my…

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