It’s not a cliché that draining an old wound can be more painful than the wound itself has ever been. Especially if that wound has been left for a while to fester.

But the whole point of draining such a wound is to make sure that recovery is complete. The wound CAN be left to fester. But at what cost?

Maybe an arm or a leg.

Now think of that in mental terms.

It’ll hurt like mad when the process is happening. But the hope is that once the wound has been flushed and stitched, with therapy and with meds…

The sun will shine again.