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Hi everyone,

Sorry it has been so long since an update from me, but I suppose it's because there hasn't been much news to report lately.  Having said that, I will say that my recovery continues to go well and I keep working at living as normally as I can with use of only one eye.  Speaking of which, as expected, my closed eye will continue to be out of commission for at least another few months as I wait to see if time can take care of doing most of the healing of the nerves that contol the eye and its lid.  Even as my eye lid starts to open, the eye itself is not moving in unison with my good eye until such time that the nerve heals or if I should attempt to repair it surgically.  Again, time will tell...

The more exciting news right now is that I am returning home to Colorado on April 18th!  Dad (aka Jim) will join me for a few days to help me settle in, so that will make it an interesting trip home for sure!  Most of what precipitates the decision to go home now is that I have finished up my therapies and rehab assignments at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).  RIC is a world-class facility and they have done a greate job working on me, ensuring my healing process continues.  They have helped my brain and body re-adjust to everyday challenges and went further to help me acclimate to the working world.   Both the RIC staff and I feel I have progressed very well, and that taking steps to get home and back into some sort of working life is a good idea at this stage.  The key to my success will be to to take it all in steps and not jump into it 110% at the start.

Dad, my siblings (and their families), close relatives and good friends have been so instrumental in my recovery.  I remain forever grateful to be blessed with so many people who have put my needs ahead of theirs during my crisis and recovery.  They have all shown so much love, care and concern... Thank you my dear loved ones for being there for me, and again, thanks to all of you too who have sent me your words of encouragement.  Those have been equally appreciated...!

I may (or may not) check in with an update again on here again soon,  until then, take care and thank you for your support!

Tim

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