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Sunday, June 03, 2012      32 comments

Thirty-three years ago today, I married the love of my life. He still is. ... Read more
The Opposite of Loneliness
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      15 comments

You may have already read about Marina Keegan in the news, or read her essay "The Opposite of Loneliness" but if you have not I urge you to read it:
site-loneliness/ ... Read more
Nephew Update
Sunday, May 27, 2012      19 comments

Merrill continues to make progress at the Children's Institute. His left eye is blurry and the doctor felt it might be part of his balance problem, so he is now sporting an eye patch. He has an appointment with the eye doctor on Tuesday, and d... Read more
Working on the Positives
Saturday, May 26, 2012      14 comments

I bought myself a notebook yesterday and I listed 5 positives for the day. It was a bit of a push, though, to come up with 5. I don't have anything written down today. I haven't left the house all day. Well, I did make progress in my off... Read more
Challenge Review
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      16 comments

I have been participating in a challenge for the past 10 weeks. My weight loss goal was to lose 22.4 pounds. At my weight that was definitely reasonable. However, I am going to be lucky if my weight is the same tomorrow as it was 10 weeks ago... Read more
Saw My Nephew Today
Saturday, May 19, 2012      11 comments

DH, DD and I took Nelson to see his brother today. Their sister, Reyann, also came in from Harrisburg to visit (she lives with her dad). Merrill has made great progress this week. He is walking but his balance is off and he needs to hav... Read more
End of a Long Week
Friday, May 18, 2012      7 comments

Still nothing to report. My niece says that all the therapists get together on Tuesday to compare notes on the individual cases. We hope to have some idea as to what the plan is then. It's been a long week and I am tired and very cranky. ... Read more
Excited and Nervous
Thursday, May 17, 2012      13 comments

No news on Merrill - they are still doing assessments. I got a phone call last night from UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). Many years ago I took part in a study on depression. As part of the study, I had a health exam and t... Read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      11 comments

Thanks so much for your support last night! I knew I could count on my SparkFriends. I keep going back and reading your comments today to keep myself going. First, Merrill and his mom are all settled in at the Children's Institute tonight... Read more
Stream of Consciousness
Monday, May 14, 2012      15 comments

I have been trying to compose this in my head for several days now and I can't seem to come up with a coherent post. So here is my stream instead...just going to talk until I am done... My DH went to Atlanta a week ago Sunday and stayed un... Read more
Another Update
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      13 comments

It is kind of strange to watch. Merrill is not opening his eyes (except one about half-way every so often without focusing). He is not talking. But he is responding to voice commands. The physical therapy team came in before my visit today a... Read more
Update on Merrill
Monday, May 07, 2012      19 comments

I saw my nephew, Merrill, this afternoon. My niece's sister (who is also my goddaughter) flew in today and I drove my SIL out to the airport to pick her up. Then I drove them to the hospital and decided to visit instead of going back to the of... Read more
Positive Signs
Sunday, May 06, 2012      17 comments

Merrill has started to respond a bit. He moved his foot when they scraped it and try to move away when they flashed the light in his eyes. The doctors want him to rest as much as possible so they are not actively trying to wake him. They ... Read more
Sunday, May 06, 2012      11 comments

The 3rd hand news was incorrect. Merrill was not conscious last night - he has not been since the accident. He is not responding to voice or pain stimuli. They are doing an MRI in a bit. Please keep good thoughts.... Read more
Prayers Please
Saturday, May 05, 2012      30 comments

My great-nephew, Merrill, had a bike accident this evening. I don't have all the details but apparently his brakes failed on a hill and he went off the road, through a hedge and over an embankment (a few feet high) headfirst into a parked car. ... Read more

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