Bruce will be 61 next Wednesday. I am trying to figure out just how to celebrate and make his time special. But Ole Man Winter just keeps on acomin'. More snow due on Friday. Seems for the longest time I watch the weather channel every Sunday in order to make our plans for the week. Between the errands, his work, my work and the pool, we don't get a lot of free days to work on new stuff. But Lady Spring is coming, as she always does. Just not quick enough.
Last night his friends from work came for an early celebration. They can not come next week. Brought a chocolate cake (great, just what he needs), cookies and of course they ordered pizza. I was able to get the box store run for the month done and they always help with the unloading and put away.
Been thinking about the incontinence issue. I came up with trying his old clothes: jeans, Tshirt and long-sleeve shirt over that. I must say, when I come around the corner, I have had some starts. He really looks like the old Bruce, very sad. He doesn't quite know how he feels yet about this. Was excited to see them out when he got out of the shower, but as the day progresses and he realizes how much more work it is for him: has to stand longer, takes more time, less flexible that the sweats. And he now can not refuse the caregivers at bedtime because he has to change into night clothes. We have Physiatrist tomorrow after the pool and I have dress clothes laid out. He smiled when he saw them, but we shall see in the morning.
However, folks, some incredible news. Leo, of course, knew about all of this. Took Bruce to BR and moved WC back from bed so he could have Bruce stand to change clothes. Leo told Bruce to hang onto his shoulder for balance, but apparently Bruce had good balance and let go and took down his jeans and pulled up most of his night pants! But wait! There's more! Leo said to Bruce, well now that you are standing, lets just walk to the bed and Bruce did! (Need emoticon here). I can't tell you the smile I got when I got home from taking Leo to the bus stop. I said to Bruce this is like Happy Birthday to you to me. Debbie