Hi friends! Been a while! So here’s the latest and greatest! Mom is still kicking some serious butt! 👍 She is in pain and PT is hard at Good Shepherd but she continues to improve. Her balance is getting better, she seems to acknowledge her left side more. She even blew me a kiss with her left arm/hand. She does all kinds of wonderful things there. She will go there for 4 months, at which time she will be evaluated and insurance will decide if she can/should continue. So we shall see! She is also getting her feeding tube out soon (thank goodness) and she is off a blood pressure medication so the more meds we can get off of the list, the better. Mentally, she is making huge strides. When she calls on the phone, for the first few sentences you would swear it was the Linda of old. She continues to ask more and more questions and piece various parts of the puzzle together. We just celebrated Molly’s second birthday and the people who haven’t seen her in a while we’re seriously impressed!! My mother-in-law said that talking to her was the best part of the celebration and my husbands grandpa talked about her the whole way home 😉. It’s so awesome to see people’s reactions to her and her progress. She (as well as myself sometimes) forget just HOW far she has come in such a short time. She knocks our socks off and her strength (both mental and physical) is just incredible. However, with more mental awareness also comes some more sadness. She is upset the kids react differently to her and she can’t hop down and play! She gets sick of everyone bossing her around and telling her what to do – which is what she needed for so long, but now she needs to make decisions for herself and we all need to respect those decisions. She is also very upset, sometimes that this has happened to her but still, has never ONCE said why me. She’s just so strong. She also misses her ‘old’ life. People just aren’t coming around. It breaks her heart and mine, but at this point there is nothing more that I can do about that. I told her it is similar to a funeral in that, everyone is there in the beginning, but life goes on, time passes and people move forward! It is what it is. So, we just try to visit as much as we can. The kids just make her light up! So we are there when we can be. And Thursday nights we have her over for dinner. Yesterday we went to the park and grilled hotdogs at my Nana and Pops…just getting her out. She gets tired, but not as quickly as before. Now if only we could get her into a swimming suit! I’ve never seen her butt this pale 😉 we joke about it all of the time. Whitey Ford!! And my Aunt Sandy, and LaDonna really help with the visits too! Can’t thank you two enough 💞
. Still dealing with darn Aetna – they continue to be a never ending thorn in my side, but I’ve become much more patient (well, I am trying at least) and it is what it is. Can’t get myself all worked up over the things I can’t control! And I think that’s a wrap!
Kids keeping her entertained!
Getting their photo booth on!!
She loves her some babies!!
So blessed to have this amazing woman in my life. Xoxox. Good night friends! And thanks for continuing to follow this journey. Your support is always appreciated and means so much. Sweet dreams!!