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    RUSTYSHAW1  
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First Bad Headache in Months!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DH arrived at the rehab health center yesterday in North San Diego County. The paramedics were amazed at how nice the facility is; actually they said they had never seen such a nice place. Apparently the primary area they work in lacks what they referred to as "nice" facilities. That is sad.

I joined DH for dinner in the evening. It has been the nearest activity we have had approaching being back to "normal" since April 18th. DH definitely felt like he was now getting into "Phase II." He is now quite eager to proceed with rehab.

Yesterday and today he has spent a lot of time on the phone discussing ongoing projects at work. The rehab center has received 3 faxes specifically for him (from work) so he could speak in concrete terms of the work construction.

The rehab center allows pets to visit so I took Penny today to see her "daddy." Once Penny Dog realized what was going on, she was thrilled. I placed her on DH's bed and she proceeded to "kiss and hug" him right and left. She also "sniffed" his injury. Dogs are capable of smelling injuries and illnesses. After she was assured her "daddy" was alright, she relaxed and just plain enjoyed the "reunion."

We did not stay long since FINALLY I cried a little and expressed my relief to see DH feeling much better; I pleaded that he not roller skate anymore. Thank goodness, he had already made that decision for himself. Whew!....

I returned home to nurse the beginnings of my first major headache in a very long time....In ONE hour it was gone. That is another first for ME! I believe this is part of becoming a stronger person by pursuing a healthier life style through SPARK.

Making sure I am drinking my water (I suspect I may have been a little under my water intake for the week in hospital with DH). Suspect the headache a culmination of stress and not enough water and exercise (Sleep and eating was fine). Back on board the day I returned home but the previous week finally caught up with me. All is well now.

I have so many people to thank for their continued support. I believe the best way is one big spark email which I have yet to compose. I hope everyone understands that I am doing double duty right now so I feel like I am treading water.

And Tiny Tim said, "God bless each and every one of us."

Sincerest Regards, Rusty
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CARRAND 4/29/2010 9:19PM

    I'm glad things are going well again for you. Hang in there.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 4/29/2010 6:49PM

  I think your suspicions about your headache are spot on, Rusty. Hugs for comfort! So glad hubby is doing that much better & Penny got to visit him.

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FERGSGIRL2 4/29/2010 2:37PM

    Grateful things are improving--headache is probably from stress; please take care of yourself. Relax and breathe when you can--it really is important. Keeping you both lifted up in prayer!

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ROWDYRILEY 4/29/2010 7:15AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sooooo glad your DH is close by and that he also got to see Penny. That's sure to lift his spirits and speed recovery. Pets have an amazing affect on people's attitudes and recovery. You've been doing an amazing job under all the stress that you've been under. Way to go on taking care of yourself! Have a wonderful day emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 4/29/2010 1:17AM

    I think it's amazing how well you've done through this ordeal. Your husband is lucky to have you by his side, and I'm sure he knows that. The stress of these last days was bound to come out in some way, and a headache sounds about right.

Take care of yourself and you family. I will keep you in my prayers.

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JUNEAU2010 4/29/2010 12:51AM

    Breathe! Breathe! I'm so glad to see the great report. Glad DH and Penny Dog are doing well and glad, very glad, that you are taking care of yourself!
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JAKEANDNELLIE 4/29/2010 12:26AM

    You are keeping things together very well. I agree that your time her on Spark has helped you. I'm glad the headache was gone soon and it probably was a culmination of all you've been through lately.
I watched my mother and father go through a situation similar to your current one many years ago. Although dad was the one injured and in the hospital, I now understand that it was probably harder mentally on my mother. She tried to be everything for everyone and keep things running smoothly. She ended up run-down, exhausted, and ill. Take care of yourself throughout all this!
I pray things continue to go as well as they have so far for you and your husband.
Stay positive,
Sheila

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GOING-STRONG 4/29/2010 12:19AM

    Sounds like the situation is improving... but you still have a long road ahead. Here is a big hug for you... remember to take care of yourself also. R.

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PUNAWAIAU 4/29/2010 12:14AM

    prayers are being said for you and yours ;^)

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PUDLECRAZY 4/28/2010 10:56PM

    I am so glad you were successful at kicking back the headache. You did not need a headache on top of everything else you have been going through. I hope you get a good night's sleep and wake up refreshed.

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