Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday, June 27


I've been home 27 days and it feels great. I finally gave in and got my hair cut, much cooler in the hot days in the Whipple valley. I've been going to therapy three days a week and now my shoulders hurt, no pain no gain. I learned one thing after seven months my wrist extensions have returned. That is the ability to give a motorcycle gas, I can lift my wrist off the table. The doctors in Atlanta told me that this would happen within the year, and they were right. It's such a good feeling to have something come back, though it's only small, it's a step. My occupational therapist showed me that I could brush my teeth, so guess who has to brush his own teeth now. As for vent weaning I'm up to all day (14 -- 16 hours) off the vent and it feels great, a bit tired at the end of the day, but it makes me sleep well.

3 comments:

  1. AmberLee DingessJune 27, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    You look great Bill! Love the hair and the SMILE!

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  2. As soon as I brought this up I said to myself, his hair is gone!! So glad you are improving, keep up the hard work. You look great, we wish you all the best, God Bless,
    Jeanne Ritchie

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  3. I'm speechless (and you know me, that's unusual)! Bill, I haven't checked this in months and I don't even recognize you! You look AMAZING and I'm so excited to see that red cap instead of vent tubing. I know you have worked so hard and I am soooooo proud of you! Keep up the good work!

    Kimberly Wood, Shepherd Center

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