Really, part deux

victorskid

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So some folks are already flying off to Saitama, Japan (to watch or participate) - 2019 Worlds is about to begin. We know @Really won't be there but I hope she'll be able to enjoy the live streaming and/or the TV coverage that CBC Sports will be providing to those of us in Canada.

Slow and steady still winning the race, I hope!

Keeping Lee and the whole family in my thoughts and prayers.
 

victorskid

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Bumping this up with good thoughts and encouragement! Rumour has it that Spring has arrived but things are still snow covered here :(
 

Spun Silver

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Hi Gerry and Lee, I hope the long Canadian winter hasn't gotten you guys down. May Lee soon be able to get out and feel the sun on her face. Lifting you both up in prayer.
 

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Hello, everyone... thanks for keeping the faith, and sorry for being in absentia for the last while...

Lee has been making progress, slowly but steadily improving. Around the middle of February, the Rehabilitation specialist came out to our little hospital to examine her, and get a feel for how long she would need to recover before re-entering Therapy again. So during that time, she continued to recover in the good care of our local nurses and doctors, and I hit the road to work a bunch; February and March are busy times in my schedule, so I was away a lot... gotta pay the bills, and honestly, I need to keep myself cognitively in the game, too.

It seemed every time I came home, she had gotten better at something; she was speaking better, had more coordination, her memory would improve, or just staying awake and attending longer. Starting around the middle of March, she began eating (well, sipping) soup, yogurt, and pudding... not a lot, but enough to start moving along that path. Her jaw seems to be stuck a bit, as she can't open it very wide (I know, right? How is she gonna get her teenburger in there?) so that's one of our therapy targets, as well as getting her a decent eye exam to find out what the heck is wrong with her vision. The last time I wheeled her downtown to the eye guy, we got a quack... he missed her prescription entirely... by lots, I think he just guessed ... so I want a decent eye guy this time. I'm going to shop around a bit. Getting her there was an issue, but maybe not so bad, now, because...

Last week, Lee got moved back to the big hospital and the specialized Stroke Rehabilitation program! Yep, the same Unit she was on before Christmas, when things were going so well... the same staff, the same doctors, the same bed, even!

Bad for me, because it's a pretty good drive to there, but much better for her, because she will get PT, OT, Speech, Recreation, and Rehab all day, 5 days a week.

Today is Day 859. Things are looking up. Thanks for hanging in there with us!
 

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Delighted to hear from you; and with such good news!
I hope that you find the right doctor to properly address those vision issues.

It's difficult to be "involved in the world" when you can't see; and must be very frustrating for Lee, if with the right assistance, these problems could be solved.
 

WildRose

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Hello, everyone... thanks for keeping the faith, and sorry for being in absentia for the last while...

Lee has been making progress, slowly but steadily improving. Around the middle of February, the Rehabilitation specialist came out to our little hospital to examine her, and get a feel for how long she would need to recover before re-entering Therapy again. So during that time, she continued to recover in the good care of our local nurses and doctors, and I hit the road to work a bunch; February and March are busy times in my schedule, so I was away a lot... gotta pay the bills, and honestly, I need to keep myself cognitively in the game, too.

It seemed every time I came home, she had gotten better at something; she was speaking better, had more coordination, her memory would improve, or just staying awake and attending longer. Starting around the middle of March, she began eating (well, sipping) soup, yogurt, and pudding... not a lot, but enough to start moving along that path. Her jaw seems to be stuck a bit, as she can't open it very wide (I know, right? How is she gonna get her teenburger in there?) so that's one of our therapy targets, as well as getting her a decent eye exam to find out what the heck is wrong with her vision. The last time I wheeled her downtown to the eye guy, we got a quack... he missed her prescription entirely... by lots, I think he just guessed ... so I want a decent eye guy this time. I'm going to shop around a bit. Getting her there was an issue, but maybe not so bad, now, because...

Last week, Lee got moved back to the big hospital and the specialized Stroke Rehabilitation program! Yep, the same Unit she was on before Christmas, when things were going so well... the same staff, the same doctors, the same bed, even!

Bad for me, because it's a pretty good drive to there, but much better for her, because she will get PT, OT, Speech, Recreation, and Rehab all day, 5 days a week.

Today is Day 859. Things are looking up. Thanks for hanging in there with us!
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That’s wonderful news Gerry! Does that mean she is back at the U?
 

4rkidz

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Thanks for the update Gerry, let’s hope for continued progress at the rehab place boy she’s a tough lady!!
 

Spun Silver

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She will improve fast with all that rehab. It's hard work and she may not enjoy it but it will make a big difference. This is really good news. Congratulations, Gerry, and well done, both of you!
 

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Thanks for the comprehensive update, Gerry, and thanks for thinking of us. I'm amazed at Lee's progress!
 

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Glad to hear from you, Gerry, and good news at that. Thanks for keeping us updated, and take care of yourself. Lee is in good hands.
 

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