Left ankle fusion 8yrs ago and have steadily gained back the weight I'd worked so hard to lose, so sometimes I feel quite low. It took pretty much 2 years before I thought 'I'm glad they fused rather than amputate'
Not really a quote as such but.....I've always thought the glass half full/empty saying was a crock. If someone bought a container of juice and realised that it was partially empty, they wouldn't shrug and say 'Oh well, at least it's half full' they'd take it back to the shop and say 'I'd like my money back!'
Sometimes life is like that container of juice, not quite what you wanted and perhaps you are able to get your money back, but sometimes you just gotta make do with what you have! (cause maybe the shop closed down! or went into receivership cause they were ripping people off!) :)