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Today I Cried!!!!


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This past year has been the hardest year I think I have ever lived through. I don't think it was this hard when I got my divorce from my first husband. I have lived through so many disappointments and feelings this year I don't even think I can remember it all. I think my mind has blocked it out.

 

But after today I don't even care if I remember any of the bad. Today I had such overwhelming emotions I cried!!!!!!!!

 

The physical therapist came for his appointment to work with Chris. I had just expected him to work on Chris' legs. So he started out with his legs and then said to Chris - "OK, lets see how you can sit on the side of the bed?" I thought he was crazy - Chris tried it last week and it was very difficult - he had to have 2 people help hold him up. So I stood back and watched the therapist do his thing and there he was - sitting on the side of the bed - feet touching the floor and supporting himself with his right arm and hand. The first emotion I felt was one of unbelievable joy!!!! happydance.gif The tears rolled down my face.

 

I think the lesson I learned today is that the word "Never" does not exist in the language of a stroke survivor or caregiver. I was told "Never" by many professioanls regarding Chris' recovery and I would like to go back to them and tell them to eat their words.

 

I would love to call the administrator of the nursing home and tell him how WRONG his professional staff was in regards to my husbands recovery. I think my husband has passed that so called "plateau" of recovery. I would love to make them CHOKE on what they said. Furious.gif

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KIM,

 

DON'T USE UP ALL THE TEARS. THERE ARE SO MANY MORE GOOD THINGS TO COME. PRETTY SOON, ALL THESE CHANGES BECOME A WAY OF LIFE AND YOU ACCEPT THEM AS A DAILY MIRACLE. I LOVE THE WORD NEVER. I STEP ON IT EVERY CHANCE I GET.

 

BEST WISHES,

 

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Kim,

Thank God for good therapists huh? The good ones NEVER give up!! Your story gave me goose bumps and my eyes welled up too because I know the unbelievable joy you felt. Wow, you made my day. Thanks for sharing this with us. And remember NEVER can be a good thing. Although I also know the feeling of being told he'll NEVER walk unaided or NEVER say a sentence. Ha Ha....we showed them AND we'll NEVER give up. Thank you very much. pash.gif

Have a great day!!

Cindy

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Great news!!!!!

 

I was told the "She will never be able to do more than lay in bed" routine. Never is a really short period of time, huh?

 

Buy some facial tissue, because there's a lot more tears of joy to come.

 

Michael

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Kim,

 

I'm so happy for both of you. Keep working at it and never give up -- the tears of joy will continue to roll. God Bless you both!!

 

Sarah

 

 

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