Wednesday, June 21, 2017


When I went to the rehab hospital today to visit Judy I found her, for the first time, sitting in a wheel chair with a smile on her face.

What a difference from yesterday.

She said she had been having Occupational Therapy today, which is designed to show you how to get around once you're home again.

Things like moving from the bed to the walker to the wheelchair and back.

She said she had much less pain during these exercises though she needed lots of help and can't put hardly any weight on her injured leg.

But she said she felt 75 percent better than yesterday.

What a relief.

So here's the first photo of the Lady.

Yeah, I know, it's not much.

But about her appearance, she's very modest.

This is the area of her forehead which hit the patio deck when she fell.

Friday night she had a huge goose-egg which has receded but the discoloration has spread out from the point of impact.

When she told the OT workers how much better she felt today they told her there would be some days where she would feel like she had backslid, to watch out for them and not to get discouraged.

The BRD returns from her vacation trip to New Orleans tomorrow.

Judy's fall occurred the day the BRD left and I had to answer her triumphant email of "We've Arrived" with the news of her mother's accident.

She wanted to immediately return to help in her mother's care but we both discouraged her from that, telling her there was nothing she could do at that point.

The women in my life are pretty remarkable.


Val said...

YOUCH! Good to hear that Judy is feeling better, and that help is on the way.

L Lewis said...

So glad to hear!

William Kendall said...

Ouch again. Well, that is some good news.

joeh said...

Well that is good news. Dang, woman are tough!

Tom Cochrun said...

Happy to read the good news.

RedPat said...

Hurray! Glad she is on the upswing!

Silver Willow said...

rejoice in the better days! :)

Lowandslow said...

So glad to hear this, Bruce. Please tell SWMBO to take her rehab folks advice and not over-do it just because she has a good day. Slow and steady is the way to go. And I can hear some relief and even happiness in your post, too. Please keep us updated regularly. Take care my friend. :)

Stephen Hayes said...

It's great she offered to come home, but you were right to tell her to stay put since there wasn't much she could do. I'm glad Judy is feeling better but the doctor's are right to tell her to not expect to be back to speed too soon.

Anonymous said...

Good for both of you.


Thérèse said...

Nice to be able to read good news in your post today...

Lowell said...

75 % better is fantastic progress. Enjoy. Hope she comes home soon.

Jager said...

What's remarkable is how we rather unremarkable men can attract and hold on to remarkable women

The Bug said...

So glad she's feeling better! Even if she has hard days now, at least she knows the good ones are possible.