Recovered, recovering, recovers.
1. To get back; regain.
2. To restore (oneself) to a normal state (‘He recovered himself after a slip on the ice’)
3. To compensate for (‘She recovered her losses’)
4. To procure (usable substances, such as metal) from unusable substances, such as ore or waste.
5. To bring under observation again.
1. To regain a normal or usual condition, as of health.
2. To receive a favourable judgement in a lawsuit.
Psychologist: “Exactly when do you think this magical line will be, where you will consider yourself to be “recovered”?
Me: Pause. “Well, I think I’ll be recovered when I manage to get married at a healthy weight, and not want to burn the photos or kill myself when I see them. And also when I finish an Ironman in one piece”.
Psychologist: laughs “Well we’ll see, I don’t think your body will be able to do any Ironmans in this lifetime after everything its been through”.
Well it is almost 3 years to the day from when I married the man of my dreams, had finished said Ironman and celebrated by getting my recovery tattoo while on our honeymoon. A few weeks ago we went back to that magical place and celebrated the last 3 wonderful years, several more Ironmans and much laughter together.
I call that “winning”.