Thursday marked one month since the accident. Hard to believe...
There is less and less to report and we are really settling into a rhythm of appointments. This past week they upgraded the schedule, adding more appointments, more days to his rehab. There have been a few setbacks - new (?) symptoms - which we are waiting to hear more about. But lots of forward motion as well.
Dan has lost a lot of weight. People are noticing and commenting on it. He's gonna have to work hard to bulk up when his ribs heal. Meanwhile, full fat milk, ice cream, anything he wants to eat - which he's always been able to do and not gain weight. He keeps fit mostly by working and his daily activities. Never been a "gym" guy. I guess that'll change, at least for a while. I want my MAN back when this is over!
We skyped with our friends in Panama today - that is the prize we are keeping our eyes on - getting down there in December. We are hoping with all our hearts that we can still make that trip. It'll be an R&R trip as opposed to a get up and go trip, which is fine. As long as we can get there.
I am probably going to taper off with the blog pretty soon. I'll post when there is significant news. Does that work for everyone? I've been told by many of you that the blog has been great to follow and keep up with Dan's progress - and I want to continue to provide that. But, as I said, there is less and less big news and more and more of the same.
I also feel able to talk on the phone and do individual emailing now. So feel free to call or write me if you like. Some of you already are. Loving the photos of kids with mohawks and fabulous long emails - kind of reminds me of the days when we wrote letters to each other. They'd come in the mail and we'd savor them over a cup of tea. I loved letters. Miss them still but I'll settle for a long, newsy email.
We have been spoiled by our friends. Dinner brought to the boat, dinner on other peoples' boats. Dinner at Kevin's tonight! Yay! An outing! Lots of love and gifts and cards and thoughtfulness. It's keeping us going still.
I actually let a tear slip this morning over coffee when Dan said something - one of his expressions that is so normal, so common - and I thought to myself, "it is SO good that he is sitting here, saying that, drinking coffee. It's just so normal." I try not to let myself think of what the alternative could have been too often but it does make me appreciate what we have right here, right now.