I find myself thinking, often, about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and particularly how our society will be affected by the huge numbers of injured soldiers and contractors returning home from these conflicts.
Given our experience with traumatic injury, Robb and I stand in awe of the toll -- economic and emotional -- that this is going to extract from our nation.
Robb hopes that there will be gigantic advances in medical technology, particularly in terms of neuroscience and prosthetics.
Me? I just worry.
I worry that these people will fall through the cracks, and that as a society, we will not be prepared to deal with caring for them.