To Heaven and Back: A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story - Chapters 19 through 21 Summary & Analysis

Mary C. Neal M.D.
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Chapters 19 through 21 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 19: My Physical Recovery

Although she was happy to leave the hospital, she felt depressed and physically miserable. She had toes to groin casts on both legs and was not mobile. She had to be wheeled everywhere. She was on medication and had twice daily shots to remove blood clots that had traveled to her lungs. Scott, a nurse's aide who tended to Mary a few times a week, devised a large sled from so he could take Mary outside on and push her in the snow. Mary's son, Peter, was only one and a half when Mary had her accident. He was initially a little afraid to get close to her in the hospital but at home, he wouldn't leave her side.

Due to her depression, Mary felt emotionally detached from her family. It took her a year...

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