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The Wet suit once again.



We get a couple of cool evenings and the pool gets cold. This means wet suit weather for William.


You should see me pulling that suit onto William. It is like stuffing a teenager into some tight pants. Not a pleasant picture. I will be soon going back to the warm therapeutic pool. it is a drive but at least the water is warm.


Life has certainly changed since the stroke. I told William that we eat out all of the time. Eating out is a nice excursion and we get the job of eating done. Killing 2 birds with one stone , ...so to speak.


William has recently got a taste for Panera bread.. He needs that mediterrean veggie sandwich and a bowl of baked potatoe soup. He knows what he likes and orders readily for himself. This is good. This is progress.


We did only have 30 minutes in the water today. We got there late and a class was coming in at 8AM. I had William sit on the chair life and I swam my laps. William told me that he heard some guys talking and 4 laps equals a mile. Well guys ...I am up to 2-1/2 miles.


William sits and counts off the laps for me. He does not give me a break.!


We have an afternoon luncheon date with a friend from church. She is a civil war buff and has new information to share with William.


Friday, we have an outing to the Capital in Austin and a boat trip. I am playing with the Miralax today. I gave William a dose in the morning. I need to have the bowel movement tonight. During the day tomorrow will make it difficult. Acutally, I have until 11A tomorrow AM. WE will also be going to see the bats under some bridge in Austin.


William is recuperating in bed from the pool. and preparing for the luncheon.


We keep working on recovery. This is a very slow process...but We are being persistent.




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Ruth, you are both doing so well. Keep it up. I admire your persistence. I had a laugh at the thought of you stuffing William into a wetsuit. Visions of turkeys came into my mind....lol.



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Ruth: I too had a laugh at the wet suit description. I have enough trouble putting Bruce into loose clothing that is a size too big. I can't imagine a wet suit.


Good for you on the laps. Keep it up. And your own cheerleader. Just needs some pom=poms to match his wet suit.


I agree with how Stroke changes our lives. Bruce and I are the opposite. We always ate out because we both worked so many hours and were just too tired to come home cook and clean up. Worst part for me was thinking about what to make. Now it is meals at home for the most part. Altho with Bruce's weight gain when he stopped exercising, I can better control meals and portions. Plus I insist he take part. All work toward recovery as you said.


Please be careful in Austin. Eye to the weather and the fires please. This new Hurricane in the Gulf may send some relief, but they are saying it may be up to 2 weeks away.


Good week, enjoy. Best to you and William, Debbie

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Yes Panera Bread has good soups. I love their vegetable soup. Picky Larry does not like soups now. Can you believe it? I wish we could go out more to eat too. Maybe if I tell Larry we are going out every night he will settle for 1 night or two. LOL


The pool reminds me of Larry's experience with the pool at the rehab center. We had to use the men's dressing room of course, but a lot of time we had to wait as someone was in it. That is another reason I did not like the pool. I usually put Larry's suit on under his long pants as we had aqua therapy in the winter. The one therapist there said he could go ahead and change outside the dressing room as all he had to do was pull down his sweats and take off his shirt. When we pulled down his long pants, the suit came down too and the therapist got quite a view. :yikes: LOL We see her now quite a bit in the gym area and I always think of that. I'm sure she remembers too. Oh well.


We saw a special of the bats in Austin on our public television station. Funny how they flock to that area.


Have fun,


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