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