One thing that really makes this place tough is that there are no big steps of improvement here. Any gains here are measured in weeks, not months. Here at Craig, there are many steps and there are many of them. I would say the theme here is to take it one day at a time. And you really need to remember that, or you’ll drive yourself nuts.
Yesterday we visited the Natural History Museum here in Denver. It was a nice break from Craig. I had been at the Natural Museum before as a kid. It’s amazing that many things I saw a child 20 years ago still remain — many of which brought back memories of those childhood days. I would give you some pictures, but I forgot the camera.
Today I had a couple of buddies from my days at Fort Collins come for a visit. It was nice having them here. We talked dirty and made bad jokes. One of the guys was Matt. We went to school together and now we work for the same company. It was fun to hear what is going on back at work. I’ll admit, I haven’t thought of work much recently.
Update on my health: I am getting an MRI of my back and neck on Monday, which is good news because I probably will get my neck brace on Monday. Let me tell you, I can’t wait. The last couple days, it has been driving me nuts. The brace has affected my eating. It just makes eating more difficult. The best part of removing my brace is that I will be able to really progress on my own. Without the brace I can do a lot more on my own. It should be nice.
Other than that, I am optimistic about my progress. I am also getting stronger and getting anxious to get back home to Tempe and Erika. Tomorrow is a basketball tourney and getting ready for another week of therapy.