Saturday, February 25, 2006

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Time for Reflection

Lily for Sue






Flower VII

The other day when I was in dialysis a man, I'd seen him a few times before but didn't know him, came up to me. He told me how much better I looked now compared to when he first saw me three weeks ago. Then the staff all came over and started agreeing with him. They were right. Thinking back to my first day there, I must have looked terrible. I couldn't walk at all because I was so weak. I had just gotten out of the hospital after being there for almost three weeks continuously and losing a lot of blood. He said when he first saw me my skin was gray in color.

I've come a long way in the past four weeks. I have gotten stronger and most days I can walk with just a cane. I know I've still got a long way to go to get back to where I was before all this started. The help and support my wife and family have given me has made these improvements possible. I even want to eat again - maybe even a little too much. lol
I'm back to enjoying some things that everyday life has to offer.

Sue took me to my session today. I'm still not quite ready to drive myself. That day isn't really that far away - maybe two or three weeks. It takes so long to get over an episode like this. Everything that happened just compounded upon each other making one giant mess. I think it's all past me now, I just need to get that muscle strength back and everything will fall into place.

Photos for now - flowers for Sue.

4 Comments:

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At 11:01 PM, Blogger mysteryscribe said...

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At 11:01 PM, Blogger mysteryscribe said...

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Yes I didn't see you but I can tell you are better. Keep looking ahead and you will make it through this.

 

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