Posted on August 3, 2017
My husband Adam has been doing an outstanding job updating anyone who is interested in my recovery. I thought I would include an update here and relieve some of that responsibility that Adam has taken on.
Speaking of Adam, I want to start by attempting to put in words what my husband has done for me these past few weeks. I will save another post for the incredible support I've gotten from each member of my family, but for now I want to focus on Adam. For lack of a better word, Adam has been my angel. He has been my angel who has been able to offer support in every way that I have needed it. It's been the way he has taken care of practical things, like insurance, and setting up meetings with possible rehab centers. Making sure things are organized. There are a lot of details, and Adam is all about the details. It's also been the way that he has used his special brand of enthusiasm, positivity and fun to help keep my mindset in the right place. This can be visually represented by the way Adam has turned every room I've been in so far to a colorful, picture filled, den of warmth. It has also been the way he has given me space to feel all the feelings associated with my situation and to help remind me that I have a right to feel whatever may pop up. And that it's okay. In short, my angel has been integral to my healing. Aside from the fact that Adam loves me a lot, this is just Adam being Adam. This is who he is. He is an incredible human specimen. I am forever grateful to call him my husband. Adam, you know already, but I love you from the bottom of my heart.
The update I spoke of earlier is an incredibly positive one. It is a certainty now that my rehab center will be Craig Hospital in Denver CO. This was our number one choice and is ranked as one of the best in the country for treatment of spinal cord injury. My entire family got together yesterday to have a meeting with a lovely and knowledgeable representative from Craig Hospital. Optimism ran very high. It left us all very excited for the next step.
As of right now, my goals remain to heal my rib cage as best I can so that I can be as mobile as possible as I move into rehab. I still have a couple of chest tubes that are doing their thing and will be out shortly. After which, it is time to move to Denver. The move itself will be an adventure, so we'll save that for another update.
To all those who continue to express your love and support, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are also an integral part to my healing.