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Morning spent at hubby's rehab........

Monday, July 15, 2013

I took the new health aide to visit my husband's rehab.

They were wonderful teaching her his exercises. He has spent almost 2 months getting stronger. We don't want to lose what he has gained.I came home tired. It is emotional with lots of people to deal with.

The PT was in his room with her assistant using a complicated lift machine to show our new aide. That is alot of people to interact! Then someone came in to make up his bed at the same time! Then the phone guy came and replaced the broken phone wire--after my husband's big wheelchair cut it in half. ! Then the floor person came in! Then the other therapist came in to show us how to do his arm exercises! I could not believe how much activity was happening in his small room and the small hallway! After all that I wanted to leave and my husband kept thinking of things he needed. Finally I said I was exhausted and he should ask the aide when she brought his lunch. I was dripping wet from the exertions and humidity.

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    What a day!
    1741 days ago
    To the ones we care emoticon emoticon for we are not to get tired We are wight lifters
    1742 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/16/2013 7:59:21 PM

    I am so glad you are now setting boundaries. Its important for you & dn

    God Bless your going through emoticon
    1742 days ago
    Chris, You have a lot to deal with on a daily basis. It's good you are setting limits on what, how much and when you can do things. Letting the heath aide handle simple tasks was a wise decision. My prayers are with you. emoticon Dee
    1742 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Hang in there Chris. I know it's alot to take in and handle but you're doing great. emoticon
    1742 days ago
    It is exhausting Chris. But necessary.

    Great that the Home Aide was able to go over his exercises and care before he gets home.

    Find your quiet place - breathe and still your mind. emoticon
    1742 days ago
    Great idea to take your new aide to visit your husband in rehab. V sounds like an exhausting day. Take it easy today.
    1742 days ago
    You are doing so much for you husband and doing it so well. I admire that. I am glad you do take time out for you when things get too crazy.
    1742 days ago
    It sounds like a case of over stimulation, both for you and for your husband! I well remember the feeling. It seemed like a parade of people going through my room all day every day and it made it very hard to concentrate on anything they were trying to teach.

    I am glad you were able to assert yourself and recognized your need to get away. Your husband is in rehab for a reason. He has his work to do while he is there and you have your work to do at home. Your work is not only to prepare for his homecoming with the new aid, etc but also to prepare yourself physically and emotionally for new challenges by getting the rest and refreshment you need to stay healthy. I wonder if you have even had time to grieve properly for what you have lost (a healthy husband)? There will be a lot of adjustments to make and you may need somebody to talk to as you make those adjustments. This site is very supportive but one on one time with someone who is interested in your well being is very important. Is there someone who can do this for you?
    1742 days ago
  • FISHER011
    You're doing great-good for you!
    Hope DH rehab keeps going great!
    1742 days ago
    emoticon Get some rest xxx
    1743 days ago
    So wonderful that the people at the rehab could teach the new aide how to do the exercises, to cut down on what you have to teach her. And it was wonderful that you put your foot down and told your husband to ask someone else to get what he wanted - he needs to know that you are not the only person who is going to help him. Stick with that when he gets home and aides are there to hopefully keep him used to it!
    1743 days ago
    I am so glad the rehab team is working with him. And I am glad you got a health aide that you trust.
    1743 days ago
    Maybe that will get him to want to do more for himself and also keep stronger than he was before he went into the rehab!~
    1743 days ago
    (HUGS) Maybe after a spell in rehab, he will be more ready to do more when he gets home.
    1743 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    I hope things will improve for You. I understand what You are going through. It is not easy. We are here for You when You Need Us.God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1743 days ago
    1743 days ago
    emoticon I understand what you are going through my friend .. Know that I am here for you if needed.. Love Susie emoticon
    1743 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/15/2013 10:39:37 PM
    1743 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    1743 days ago
    I hope it goes good for you.
    1743 days ago
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