Often you will hear me say the following:
Be kind to yourself and each other
Treat others as you would like to be treated
Be nice, because you never know when you might need a friend
She was loved very much by her previous owner’s. I believe in the Subaru car company. My very first Subaru saved my life. Once I can drive again, I know that I will be safe. She will be waiting for me in the drive way when I am able to drive again….
Before I start my post, stay tuned in later today, I will be taking my team back in time. 3 years ago today and the events that changed our lives… Nursing school application, my surgeries, Steve’s brain injury…the feelings, the heartache, the long nights….
Today has been an eventful day so far. I first want to say ‘GOD BLESS’ the inventor of the shower seat!! it was still a two person job….
more to come… stay tuned.
I have touched on this in another post, but to now tell you how my morning routine has changed. If I normally leave the house by 8am, I would rise about 7am. This would give me plenty of time to shower, dress, have breakfast and most importantly have coffee. Now, things are a little different. My morning routine starts the night before. I need to arrange a bath time and make sure that dinner and any nighttime shows are taken into account. Once the process is done, we need to discuss the plans for the next day. Appointment times, locations, full list of things that need to be accomplished. We have to then, get a plan of attack. What is the best order to accomplish the goals, given locations, time constraints, and travel? Then we make sure we have the proper documentation, we call this “BB8’s folder”. Since each of my cars get a name, when a disaster like this happens all of the information goes in that cars folder. When we are out we have the information at a moment’s notice. Is it time for bed? Maybe, once plans are gone over, one more time the list is made for the official daily agenda. I have to then pack my day bag. Normally I would say this is my purse, but since I am not able to carry it, I have to carry only the most non-essential, essential items in it. Once, I do a weight check on my bag, then it’s time for the bedtime routine (that’s a whole different post). Good Night…
It’s bright and early 2 hours prior to us needing to leave. I go through my morning pain ritual, and let my body adjust to a new day. We all know that the first thing we as most humans need to do when we first wake, use the bathroom. Well, let me tell you when you have to adjust your knee brace, and your foot boot before you can do that with one working arm, while your still half asleep and then maneuver crutches early in the morning before you have even really had a good 20-25 minutes of your eyes being open… That is the whole process by itself. (most of you know normally I do not speak for the first 30 minutes after I have woken up, just to give my brain time to adjust and wake up…) I might as well get my teeth brushed while I’m in the bathroom. Well, good lord, you would think that’s an easy task? I mean, leaning on the sink, standing on one leg, trying not to fall down, using your “broken arm” to brush your teeth because it’s your dominant hand… Yea… Simple task! Then I have to wake Steve to help me get dressed for the day. Unless he has already woken up being in a separate room, this is not always an easy task. But, lucky he has become a bit of an early riser, since being in Delaware. He has been own morning routine, that he does every morning. When you have a brain injury, routine helps you stay focused. When I interrupting his routine is not always easy or good. So, I have to ask him to help me when at different intervals within his normal routine. I need to have him, get my clean clothes for the day, and then have him help me put everything on. I try to do what I can myself. One its part of my “rehabilitation” to be able to function again, and move my muscles so they can work, but something’s I still have trouble with. He even helps to move my arm/shoulder when it does not want to. He helps to get my morning medicine, make sure I have all the items I need for the day… That leaves me with about 10-15 minutes to spare…
This will be the past, and I will read back on this in a year or two and I will say, “I have come a long way…” or the next time I’m taking care of a patient, my brain will know exactly what that person is going through. Now, I have been a patient before, I have been taken care of before to much of this degree, but not for this amount of time… All I can do is take it one day at a time, and let my body heal.
Today is the day of Love… Today is the day that couples all over the world are out to dinner, dancing, seeing romantic movies…Women are dressing in the most beautiful outfits they own, men are dressed in the finest suits. Flowers, chocolates, cards and jewelry have been paid for. Presents have been wrapped, big bows of red, are tied on top…. Some will be engaged, some will simply be told “I Love You” for the first time…
Me, well you see I am simply thankful to be alive. I am simply thankful to be able to open my eyes, see another sun rise. I am thankful that I can tell my Steve that I love him. I am thankful I get to look into the eyes of my Gracie, and hear her purrrrr…. I’m blessed to know that I have the most supportive parents. I have said before, I will say again; I don’t know where I would be without everything my mom has done for me the past few weeks, and the past year. I am able to take time to talk to my brother and his beautiful wife in California. I am able to live another day, to talk with my best friend. I am able to see how her day is, what she has planned and discuss the future….
So you see while all over the world, dancing, dining, and love is blooming… I am simply here…Living.
Love spending time with my world. This is the card he gave me.
Happy Valentines Day!!
Hello, and Welcome to my World!
This is a new adventure for me, and you are one of the first who has been invited to join my world. I have decided to start a blog of my life’s journey. This way you can keep up with me, see the latest updates on my accident, see the latest updates on school, work, and life in general. You can also see what is happening with my little family.
When I was just a young little girl, one of my favorite Aunts used to call me Busy. She would say “that is the busiest child I have ever met” and so the name stuck. This stands true to this day, I am always busy, always have things to do, people to see, something to do, or someone who needs help.
I am the person, who even if I have only $1.00 to my name and you need money I will give you $0.50 if that would help you. I am the shoulder that people lean on, the ear that needs to listen, the one who will cry with you, and the one who will find a solution to whatever problem you have. I am the one who can keep the secret. I am often called in to fix phone problems, computer issues and pretty much anything in between. I am so many to so many people.
I always have something going on in my life. I have a wide network of people from all over the world that I have met along the way in my 38 years. It’s hard to keep up with everyone, so this is a start.
I have big ideas and plans for the future of this web page, but one thing at a time.
You may leave comments, questions, or updates of your own…
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