I agree, Eileen. Some of those blessings ate the kindness shown by unexpected friends and also the gratitude I now have for my regained health, mobility and independence. I hope I have learned patience and acceptance. I have become aware of the fragility of health and hence of life itself so I value now what I have.
My advice, Lucy, is to take each day as it comes, to try not to look too far ahead but to know that there is an end to all this frustration and feelings of helplessness and your turn to post that you are allowed to start weightbearing WILL come, as it did for us. You are much younger than me (I am 61) so will heal faster I think. Good luck.