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Feb 28 - A quiet day at last
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      7 comments

Today was the first day of the rest of my life. My son went into rehab yesterday, and I truly feel like now it is time to get back to working on me. Since his brain surgery last May I have not exercised, and I have emotionally eaten myself sil... Read more
Saturday Feb 25 son going to rehab Monday
Saturday, February 25, 2012      8 comments

Today was an easy day. We had a blizzard yesterday, but the tractor started right up and hubby was able to clear our long, long lane so we could get out to visit our son John in the hospital. While hubby blew out the lane I made breakfast and ... Read more
Wow - wonderful news!
Thursday, January 12, 2012      13 comments

I cannot believe what a wonderful day yesterday was. First my son was accessed and accepted for the Aquired brain injury rehabilitation programme at the Ottawa hospital. This is just huge news and we have been waiting so long for John to get i... Read more
Happy New Years!
Monday, January 02, 2012      7 comments

Life has been a whirlwind since Dec 21 when we found my son would be transferred to our local hospital (6 1/2 hrs away) in order to get into the rehab programme there faster in only TWO days! Hubby did the miraculous and not only packed up al... Read more
We'll be home for Christmas!
Thursday, December 22, 2011      5 comments

After a devastating day yesterday when we found John was rejected by the Hamilton rehab today was a whirlwind of actvity. It turns out that the city where hubby and I live has a rehab programme that was completely revamped in 2007. My son's d... Read more
Settling in after vacation
Saturday, December 03, 2011      9 comments

We came back from a vacation to Florida to find a radical - not good - attitude change in my son. He refused to leave his hospital bed to get into his wheelchair. He wouldn't get dressed. He refused any sort of therapy. An attitude like that... Read more
Convocation celebration
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      8 comments

Well, we did it. On Saturday Oct 29th, we removed my son for the hospital for about 6 hours to allow him to attend his convocation followed by a celebration for family and friends at his apartment afterwards. He was upset at Convocation as he ... Read more
Sold!
Thursday, October 13, 2011      9 comments

We have finally managed to sell our FIL's house. He died over a year ago and while we are thankful that the house is sold we still haven't actually emptied the place out. So today I will drive hubby out there (a 9 hour drive) so he can empty t... Read more
September 15 - Thursday's thoughts for the fall
Thursday, September 15, 2011      9 comments

After determining to get my lifestyle back on track, this week I contacted the church my son used to attend and inquired about a small women's Bible study. Yesterday was the first meeting and I'm so glad to have met these women. I told them a... Read more
Yesterday\s Birthday Thoughts
Thursday, September 08, 2011      9 comments

It's been a while since my last blog, so I thought it was time to re-arrange my thoughts a little.Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 57 years old. Old enough to get my act together and start living a healthy lifestyle instead of just whinin... Read more
End Of August
Saturday, August 27, 2011      6 comments

My son is now out of ICU and on the respitory ward. He still has his trach and feeding tube and cannot walk or have much use of his hands. My hubby is fantastic and goes in every morning to loosen John up and give him some exercise. I go in t... Read more
Bad day at the hospital
Friday, June 24, 2011      10 comments

My son was sent to a different ward on Tuesday. He has a trach and lung infection as well as a feeding tube. Tuesday night he was not given any food. They not only did not suction out his trach they weren't even set up to do so. He was not g... Read more
Update June 20
Monday, June 20, 2011      7 comments

Today was a huge day in my son's recovery. They deflated the cuff in his trach and were later able to cork it for two hours. I know that this is just another calm before the storm as he will receive radiation therapy either this week or next, ... Read more
Day 39 - Not online as much
Thursday, May 05, 2011      4 comments

The past few weeks have been hectic as I have been fortunate enough to work. I really enjoy working when I have the opportunity and the last couple of workplaces have been exceptionally nice. As we head into the summer I realize that it's un... Read more
Day 19, April 15
Friday, April 15, 2011      4 comments

Fairly good day. Walked the puppy for an hour at lunch - the last 15 minutes were pretty rushed since I thought I would be late getting back to the office. I feel extremely tired - probably a combination of lack of sleep and still not feeling ... Read more

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