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Jim’s Story

Welcome to Jim's CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

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Together again!

Good evening from Rochester! Jim is doing really good. He's in better shape everyday and the doctors are happy with his progress. Their teams come in every morning and talk to us about how he is doing. They said he will be going into surgery for a second time on Wednesday to remove some leftover sediment that is causing pain from the crushed vertebrae. They are confident he will be ready to go for surgery by Wednesday as well which is good news!

 We are all in good spirits today as Grace and Lauren have came down to visit Friday, and now the whole family is back together for the first time since we were all in Santa Fe. Mom, Dad, and I spent the day anxiously waiting for them to get here and after they arrived we brought Dad outside and enjoyed the warm weather as he doesn't get out of the hopsital a lot, let alone his room. He was happy to feel the fresh air and the humidity-- things we often take for granted. It's the simple things, that sometimes we get annoyed by, that are really beautiful things in life. I've had my fair share of days being annoyed of the humidity that caused my hair to get frizzy but when you are stuck in a hospital, day in and day out.... for a month you learn to appreciate the little things. The subtle parts of our daily activity can often be overlooked and ignored, but we have the blessing of really appreciating them. 

This weekend will be the last weekend we will spend together for a long while as Lauren will be moving to Portland, Oregon in a week. We are going to try and make the most of our time together, as we are unsure of when we will all be together again. What an exciting time for Lauren! We will miss her, and can't wait for to visit her and Phill, once they are settled in. 

-Caitrin

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5 Comments

Debbie Sisco (Fretham)
By Debbie Sisco
Love and prayers to you Jim and the whole family! We will pray your Wednesday surgery is
another step toward your healing! :) Deb
Denise Northagen
By Denise Northagen
Jim, glad to hear you are progressing to better health. Team here at General Mills would like to visit you when appropiate. We check this site often for updates- kudos to whomever is the dear soul to keep the rest of us informed.
Michelle Waldrop-Tarka
By Michelle Waldrop-Tarka:)
Great news! Thankful for the reminder to enjoy the hot, nasty, worthless weather, too! Grrr! :) Keep on keeping on!
Gloria Boncy
By Tommy and Gloria ❤️🙏
Good news! So happy to hear of Jim's progress. Yes, the little things in life are important too. We think of you every day!
Bryan Sorenson
By Bryan and Kathy Sorenson
As always - enjoy the updates and glad to hear of progress. And we caught ourselves complaining of the humidity yesterday - A little perspective in order! Enjoy the weekend and family time. Hope to see you soon!