Monday, August 3, 2009

The week of July 27: Still Evolving

Greetings: We continue to refine our home care process and are settling into somewhat of a routine. We are hopeful the bath room will be finished this week and Joe will get a proper shower soon. Kaiser is proving to be a challenge every time we deal with them. We are now in the process of securing proper physical therapy to assist his recovery. These challenges will make me into an assertive and directing individual. Maybe that is the lesson to be learned.
We are encouraged by the small improvements in Joe's condition and he is now able to move his arm part way up to his mouth. He is anxious to chew his finger nails. HA! He are also enjoying lots of goodies provided by friends and lots of visits. As a note, Joe hits the hay by 8 pm West coast time, so if you call from the East coast, try and make it during our afternoon or leave a message and we will call you back. He loves to hear from all of you. Until next week. Love Sandy & Joe


  1. Hi Yussel,

    I was excited to read that you're almost able to pick your nose, just like in the old days, with 1 of your arms. This is a definite sign of progress, Joe, so keep up the good work. Are you able to move your other arm at all or are you able to clench your hand at all to hold objects? Are you able to drive the chair you are in & are you eating solid foods during the day?

    I wld love to speak w you, Joe & Sandy, but my speech is so poor on the phone that I'll continue to use emails for now . . . if that's OK.

    Love & xxxx from World HQ in J'town, PA.

    Gene "Rkt" Levin

  2. Joe & Sandy-

    We, Robert & Suzanne, are in town, [bezerkeley] and will be contacting you about a face to face.

    And what's the big deal about going to bed at eight? Dosen't everyone???

    "Getting old isn't for sissies" - Bette Davis