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We have so much to be thankful for!

Sunday, November 23, 2014      25 comments

Here was my dear man, hubby of 46 years, six weeks ago, towards the end of his battle with three different infections in his body, two in his brain...he did not know who I was for a while, was unable to speak or even eat. Read more

William is four today!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      18 comments

Lucy's little brother and Pearl's big brother is four today. He is such a unique little man...very smart and inquisitive...Loves books and anything with wheels. He has a wonderful imagination and loves to play pretend games. He is good at... Read more


Monday, November 17, 2014      15 comments

My massage today was divine! emoticon Just what I needed right now. My therapist is just a doll and gives an a... Read more

All is well!

Sunday, November 16, 2014      22 comments

Things are going even better than we had been told to expect. emoticon David is still weak and tired and too ski... Read more


Monday, November 10, 2014      22 comments

TWICE I composed a long, literate, heartfelt, meaningful blog and POOF!!! They disappeared from my iPad (never had my iPad freeze up before). emoticonRead more

Strange appointment

Friday, October 31, 2014      21 comments

Just returned from DH's post-op appt with the neurosurgeon (postponed for a month as my dear man spent 41 days in the hospital with serious complications. His doctor acted sort of distant or something. He usually is warm and welcoming and he... Read more

Wednesday, 10/29, day 1

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      19 comments

My dear man is doing so very well, waaaay better than anyone expected, BUT, we have both been through a major life-changing event, and, so, there will be an adjustment period. We are keeping the lines of communication open, acknowled... Read more

All good with my dear man!

Friday, October 24, 2014      24 comments

You all know I am an incurable optimist but I am not the only one blown away by my husband's rate of recovery this past week. emoticonRead more

The caregiver's dilemma

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      24 comments

I have been overseeing the care of my dear husband for most of the 34 days he has been hospitalized from serious complications following a routine outpatient back surgery (3 different infections, including two in his brain). I am ecstatic that... Read more

Great day!

Saturday, October 18, 2014      24 comments

My dear man had a great day today- his 31st day in hospital- now in an acute rehab unit- bright eyed and clear thinking (relatively speaking)- tired but eager to work on his recovery. His mood was very stable and his walk was fairly st... Read more

I am beyond sad

Wednesday, October 15, 2014      29 comments

I was warned that my dear man's recovery from the spinal bacterial infection, plus two other infections and encephalitis would be slow and long with peaks and valleys but after about a month now he seemed to be slowly improving, enough so that h... Read more

Better and better each day

Tuesday, October 07, 2014      22 comments

My dear man is slowly recovering from a major medical crisis. emoticon On Saturday he could only say single g... Read more

Another update

Sunday, October 05, 2014      57 comments

We were told yesterday that my dear man David will probably be in the hospital for another two weeks (!) and then go to acute inpatient rehab for a month or TWO! I don't know if they are trying to prepare me for the worst or just letting me k... Read more

My heart aches for my dear man

Friday, October 03, 2014      26 comments

He has suffered so and been through so much since hurting his back working on our new boat on July 1st. I will not give you all the details (see last few blogs) but here is the latest version: The bacterial spinal meningitis has come back as... Read more

Another surgery

Friday, September 19, 2014      25 comments

I do not wish to scare anyone away from back surgery as my dear man had no other option and, actually, his back, his nerve pain, and the muscle control of his legs are all improved from the lamenectomy and double discectomy that he had a week ag... Read more

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