Archive for August, 2010

Your new departure gate and time…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2010 by squawky

is now September 2nd.

This one’s for real – we’re talking now about who will be around to help and how to continue treatment.  The “other shoe” part of this – insurance coverage for in-home therapy only applies to those who are “housebound”.  This means no leaving the house for non-medical reasons – no shopping trips, no quick visits, no trips to the mailbox, etc.

That’s ok – this is a short term thing (2-4 weeks, perhaps).  Then I can get the OK to start coming back to the hospital for continued out-patient therapy: and start venturing back out into the world.  Until then… I think there are some DVDs I could watch… some papers to catch up on…

and anyone in the area is welcome to visit – I can’t go out for coffee/beer, but I hear my fridge may be well-stocked…

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Your flight has been delayed

Posted in Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 by squawky

…due to storms in Chicago.  New estimated time of departure is August 26th.  (Passengers are asked to remain in the boarding area, as we will board the flight as soon as the aircraft is ready…)

Insurance pending, we’re putting off the “end of rehab” date for a week – hopefully this will let us iron out some of the remaining wrinkles (and make it less stressful to go home).   Not a huge deal, though: the more practice and strength I can have out of the hospital, the less traumatic the transition home will be…

Before I forget…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 by squawky

Over the past month (and a bit), it seems that every day brings a new message – an email, letter, card, care package, Facebook or blog comment – from, well… someone – friends, even the ones I see maybe twice a year; people I haven’t seen in years and weren’t expecting to hear from, or even people I’ve never met (friends of friends/family).

I haven’t had a chance to reply to many of these – to say thank you, to explain what happened or where I am going from here…. but this does not mean I do not appreciate the messages of support.  I am honestly overwhelmed at the moment, and just not getting to that reply very quickly…

Overwhelmed by the amount of mail… the emails… the therapy… the healing…  …and the curiosity about how exactly I managed to cross paths with so many wonderful people along the way.

So when things get tough (and they will – sooner rather than later), I can look back on all the messages and remember (….before I forget) all the good things people have had to say… and someday I’ll be able to say “thank you” a little better.