Yesterday was the best I’ve gad in several days. I was strong and full of energy. I had a busy day yesterday. The morning was the toughest. I had Fit class, Phiysical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, all in a row. And I got better at all three classes. I definitely didn’t leave anything on the table yesterday. It really brought my spirits up to do so well in all my actiivities.
My brother Bryan, his wife and new baby girl also came to town yesterday. I was able to see and hold the new baby. The innocence of a new baby seems to brighten everyone’s day. It’s great to watch my brother with his new baby and see him with all the pride in the world. I know he is going to be a great father. During my brief lunch time, I gave the family a tour of Craig. They also came down and watch me practice my wheelies in the chair and finished off with dinner. He is going to be around for a couple days and it wil be nice to have him here. The best part of yesterday with my brother was that Jess made some healthy cookies. Healthy cookies? Turns out they are made of flax seed, soy, and whole wheat. Only someone from Portland, Ore., would bring healthy cookies. But in all fairness, there were pretty tasty.
At dinner I noticed I was getting tired pretty quickly. I really felt out of energy. So I decide to that I am getting close to getting in bed for the night. After dinner, I went to the nurses station and asked to get help getting to bed. Due to reasons beyond my control, my specific nurse was apparently too busy. In typical Yates fashion, we decided to do it ourselves. I had been getting pretty good at getting myself out of the chair lately, and I only needed a little help. So with the help of the bro, I was able to get into bed as I wanted to. Of course, I fell asleep in minutes. I lay there for a while before my nurse had the opportunity to get to me. I still had my brace and everything else on. While laying there, I realized that wanting to get to be early is a good thing. It means I left nothing on the table during the day. I took every piece of energy and used it. That is a good day.
Before I forget again, I want to thank my cuz in New York for the Nalgene water bottles. What a great gift. I really needed a couple, because I can’t drink enought water here. Seriously cuz, did you have to send me a couple of pink water bottles. I even get crap from the nurses here. What, was blue sold out? Green to hard to get? Well I do use the bottle everyday, so thanks for the great gift.
This is to Erika, I’m sorry I didn’t call you last night. I was laying there in bed and really wanted to call. I promise I will call tonight. I missed talking to before I got to bed. I love ya.
Well I better go. I am writing this in the morning and I have to go to fit class. Unfortunately, I have to see the urologist afterwards — good times.
Have a great day everyone.