It took me quite awhile after my surgery to get used to living in uncertainty. It’s a difficult way to live, uncertain if you will be here in another 6 months, or a year. I had trouble making plans.
But I eventually was able to make plans, and I went back to school for my Master’s Degree in nursing. I committed to new jobs.
Now I am back in school gong for my Doctorate degree! When I complete it in a year and a half I will be Dr. Nurse! Don’t know if anyone besides my students will call me doctor, but I call my professors doctor if they have a doctoral degree!
But life does go on, and sometimes just making plans and starting new things helps you deal with the uncertainty.