It was nearly impossible to imagine a year ago, but by now Gary has regained his independence and capability in nearly every way, making adjustments as needed. Last month, for example, he discovered that the lawn mower makes a pretty good mobility aid. YAY!! Go for it, Gary! But NO, you're not getting up on the ladder to clean the gutters! We hired that done--an excellent solution.
Another thing that is unimaginable is how Gary would have come through the horrific ordeal if I had not been able to be the full-time note taker, question asker, bed/pillow adjuster, comfort giver, cheer leader, reassurer, etc. I thought about that often during April and May when hospitalized folks could not have their loved ones/advocates with them. As I expressed many times in previous posts, Gary received wonderful nursing care, but family and friends are essential medicine.
With that, I'll end with a huge and heartfelt thanks to all of you for helping us survive, heal and thrive. Please call sometime (we're still in the book!) so Gary can talk your ear off!! 😉
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