The Living

The last time I was at Rancho Los Amigos rehab center was probably around 1987 or 1988 when Wheelchair Cousin was there to rehab after getting hit by a car and left paralyzed from her waist down at the age of two years old. Fast forward about 30 years, and there I was again today. Wheelchair had skin flap surgery on Thursday and is bedridden for two months to recover. At first I thought she was going to have the surgery and then be released home to recuperate. But no. She’s in a special bed at Rancho for eight weeks. Sometimes as well meaning as medicine is, there is some barbarism to it.