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week 32

I did not realize how important it was to keep up this journal during Stevens recovery until we went back to Denver for a check up.  I went in thinking that we have gone backwards since returning home but I was reminded by many staff professionals and friends of how much he continues to fight and progress.  Steven has been reading some past journal entries and came across a piece where a caregiver in Grand Junction had said that his recovery will be like watching the grass grow, we never see it growing no matter how hard we try but then all of the sudden it is time to mow the lawn
Since coming home he has battled stomach flu's and bronchitis, he has many changes in routines and schedules and different home health therapist that work with him.  So many friends, family, and acquaintances visit on a regular basis and he is thankful that everyone continues to make the effort to allow him to be part of their lives.
We are constantly reminded that Steven has a brain injury and all though he is usually appropriate in his conversations he sometimes says the wrong things or he imagines what people are thinking and doing, it is amazing how his friends understand and do not question or judge, they are truly grateful that he has a voice and he is still here to share with them.
Steven was able to see Carson for a couple of hours this weekend and he had a few friends stop by and say hello.  The kindness of friends and strangers is remarkable, he had someone approach him yesterday and shared his own brain injury, he told Steven to always look forward and although he has a long and difficult road ahead of him, he should never give up. 
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