This is a time he can use personal encouragement and buddies who he can talk with and possibly vent some of his frustration. It is so valuable for him to know people are there for him and willing to listen. You all are such a support and we thank you for this. Love Sandy & Joe
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Wednesday, May 13: The Highs and Lows
Joe and I are going through the emotional highs and lows of his recovery. It finally hit him today that he may be in a wheel chair for sometime to come. He had said to the doctor he wanted to walk by the time he came home. That is not a realistic goal at this point but is a goal for down the road. We always want to believe things will happen sooner than later. The doctor suggested that he concentrate on short term goals and not try and do everything at one time. On the very positive side of things, Joe had a trip to the gym and with the help of some arm slings, was able to pull his arms from his sides to in front of his chest. He said "I can't believe I am doing this". He was very pleased. If we don't get a set back, he may be off the vent by Memorial Day and moving to Vallejo Rehab by the end of May. His brother, sister in law and niece will be visiting over the Memorial Day weekend.