Today I met many new people. Those who have been a wheelchair for many years and those who have been in a chair for a mere few weeks. I, without question, have gained perspective on my condition. Early this morning, I met a young girl who fell off a building and punctured her spinal cord… and is able to move her legs. Doctors told here she probably will not ever walk again. During dinner, I sat next a gentleman who has been in a wheelchair for 25 years. I will always remember what he said — “I have lived a good life, and I done everything I have ever wanted to do in life.” I realized today that I need to believe every day that I will make a full recovery, but if not, life will still be full of success and happiness and I can never forget that either.
Also, today I got another beanie. The MacDonald’s were kind enough to give me a nice Avalanche cap. It came at the right time, because I was getting a bit chilled. Beanies are good because I learned last night my body will get cold or heat up and it takes extra time to adjust. This is true because I have the tendency to get sweaty in the middle night, and after my first “shower,” I got chilled pretty quick and it took some time to warm up.
I also want to let everyone know that I have received a lot of phone calls from people, and I know I have been not so good on returning the calls. I promise I will begin to return your phones call starting next week. Before it was quite a bit of effort to speak on the phone. I am gaining strength every day, so I will be able to call everyone out there supporting me.
I also wanted to thank the Laughery’s a for the awesome Rocky Mountain Chocolate basket. Erika, Mom and I have been enjoying it every day. Needless to say it is a guitly pleasure. But I would argue well deserved.
Lastly, I know that I have been holding off on guests since my arrival at Craig. I appreciate your patience. Now that I have had the chance to get adjusted to my new surroundings, I can’t wait to see all those that are supporting me. I have a schedule of next week’s activities and rehab. Tomorrow I will get the schedule up so anyone wanting to visit can know when I am in rehab and when I am not.
Thanks for reading. As always I thank you for all you support and thoughts. Trust me, it means a lot.
No pictures tonight, but tomorrow I’ll get you some new ones.