Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday, June 6: Sanity Returns; Joe Kicking Ass

Well, things seem to have leveled out again. What a roller coaster. Since this was Saturday, Joe had abbreviated classes of PT, speech and OT where they played  a pretty lame movie. Can you imagine a film "30 Days in a Wheelchair"? They have to work on that one. We left 1/2 through.  
On a really funny note, Joe has been having an ongoing problem with one of his roommates who likes to watch TV until 12 or 1 in the morning. Joe has asked several times for him to use his headphones or turn the tube off mostly to no avail. Well last night Joe was watching Ch 9 at 5:30 pm and the guy asked Joe to turn the TV lower. That led to a shouting match of these two paralyzed guys telling each other they were going to "whip your ass"!! The nurse told them to calm down as they would get their blood pressures too high. This is right out of a B movie but it really made me laugh. Just what I needed.

Tomorrow is a day off so if anyone is thinking of visiting you have the entire day.  Joe is usually up and ready to go by 10:30. He is in room 302. It is on 3 floor East. 


  1. Hi Joe,
    Sounds like there was a little excitement on the floor/in the room tonight. Probably good for both of you to get into a shouting match - sign that you are getting stronger.

    Sandy, I can imagine that gave you a good laugh. I know there haven't been many of those since the injury.

    Stay strong. Both of you are in our thoughts every day.
    Linda & Phil

  2. Hi Joe and Sandy,

    Glad you gave your neighbor a hollering Joe.I know all about not so desireable hospital neighbors.I'll tell you about some of them sometime.

    Your therapy sounds like boot camp.I sure hope they up your rank and give you a medal when you are done.If they don't,I will!

    Keep up the fight!


  3. ah, I think this might be a good thing to look into:
    "TV-B-Gone® now features the Instant Reactivation Feature which allows you to turn TVs on or off quickly and easily. "
    switch the TV on and off often enough and the guy will simply think it's broken.