Archive | June, 2011

Mike Day 27 Moving Forward: Catchup Epistle

June 23, 2011

1 Comment

Well, I haven’t written for several days…and during brain injury recovery there don’t seem to be many static periods.  So there’s lots to ruminate on.  This will be long.  I should probably break it into multiple posts, but who has time.  Grab a cuppa joe if you’re reading and inclined to see it through to the end.  […]

Continue reading...

Father’s Day

June 19, 2011

1 Comment

My daughter Lara said it best about Father’s day this year.  On Facebook she wrote: ” My family and I actually received the BEST Father’s Day gift ever, the chance to still have my father in all of our lives! A special Happy Father’s Day goes out to the GREATEST father in the world…MINE! Love you […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 22 Moving Forward: Out Of The Mouth Of…Mike

June 18, 2011

0 Comments

You never know what might come out of Mike’s mouth…you expect confusion, made up words, incomplete sentences, all courtesy his acquired brain injury.  When you get snippets of his old personality, his old sense of humor, it’s truly a treat that makes me laugh and laugh.  And laughing is good.  So very good. The other […]

Continue reading...

Nostalgia

June 18, 2011

3 Comments

Do you remember playing with paper dolls when you were a little girl?  I do.  It was one of my favorite pastimes. I’d sit for hours and hours with new books of paper dolls which my  Nana would get for me when we went into Stroudsburg.  My favorite was Betsy McCall.  Speaking of Betsy…does McCall’s magazine […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 20 Moving Forward: EUREKA!

June 16, 2011

0 Comments

Mike woke up, hopped out of bed, headed to the bathroom.  He came out looking for what I inferred to be the towel and  wash cloth as he mimed washing he face.  He informed me he was planning to wash and brush his teeth.  I gave it to him…he washed his face dry.  There was no convincing […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 20 Moving Forward: Medical Updates

June 16, 2011

0 Comments

Yesterday I met with the various therapies working with Mike.  PT tells me he is pretty high functioning actually, in the physical department.  And they tested his balance and he passed the balance test with flying colors…which surprised them because in the gym he is oblivious to what is around him which makes it throw off […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 19 Moving Forward: Are You Kidding Me?

June 15, 2011

2 Comments

Who would have known that the guy I’m married to for 31 years now, who cannot recall our marriage, who often doesn’t recall momentous events in our joint lives or his own life, who cannot remember his sister who died 30 years ago, who cannot remember five minutes after lunch that he had lunch and had […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 18 Forward: Our Wedding Anniversary…how sweet it is

June 14, 2011

0 Comments

First, Happy Anniversary to us.  It’s 31 years today since we were married.  I’m interested to see if Mike retained that information till this morning.  Lately, it seems as if sometimes his short term memory is improving with enough repetition of the same data…and then only for short periods.  Truthfully, the memory thing is a […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 17 Forward: This, That n The Next Thing

June 13, 2011

1 Comment

It’s Monday…our day off from Therapy, doctor’s appts, wound care center appts and the like.  Mike DID have to have blood drawn, and, since our priest is leaving for two weeks in Italy and has been wanting to give Mike the sacraments for a bit now, Mel took him to church for communion.  Right now […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 15 Forward: Rainy Day Impressions

June 11, 2011

0 Comments

It’s early.  I’ve been up for an hour, since 5, awakened by the pups who were sure it was time to go out.  Somehow they hadn’t realized it was raining buckets…and they don’t like the rain.  Awake for nothing.  SIGH.  I lay here in the semi-dark hoping the light from the pc and the tapping […]

Continue reading...

Mike Day 10 of The Journey Forward

June 6, 2011

2 Comments

So here we are, ten days from Mike’s discharge.  It’s been a ride, but we are finally settling into some sort of normalcy…or something akin to a routine, which is very comforting to me these days.  Oddly enough, I used to view spontaneity as the greatest gift and found routines to be tedious.  I think […]

Continue reading...