November 28, 2012
I am typing this post on my brother's laptop, using both hands. The speed is low, but that will improve with time and practice. Especially practice.
I'm rather surprised at how fast I'm improving. Seems like every morning I wake up and realize that I've gotten something more back. Today, it was this.
UPDATE: Bill and I just had a meeting with the person who plans discharges, and the consensus was that I will probably be ready to go home in about a week.
I have been "doing laps", going up and down the hall in my wheelchair as exercise for my left arm. It tkaes me past the dining hall. The TV there is tuned to "Animal planet" and when I went past just now it was running an ad for "Amish Mafia", and I think I don't want to know any more. (Shudder)
Typing is a secret pleasure. I'm already typing about twice as fast as I could one-finger. A bedside table beside a hospital bed isn't the optimum, though, and I'm sure I'll do much better at home. In about a week.
I want to go home. But I can't yet.
Though I guess that also means we need to find a way for you to clip enjoyable screen caps from questionable series while you recover.
Posted by: sqa at November 28, 2012 10:08 AM (iCuS2)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 28, 2012 02:22 PM (uNl21)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 28, 2012 03:33 PM (uNl21)
Posted by: Wonderduck at November 28, 2012 05:21 PM (LbiZL)
You may have already heard this, but it looks like Dog Days Season 3 is in the works, so more stuff to look forward to in 2013.
Posted by: wahsatchmo at November 28, 2012 06:29 PM (JeUF0)
New first: This morning I tied back my hair without help, and during my OT session I was able to climb into and out of a bathtub without any help.
I know that doesn't sound like much, but they're steps on the path to normalcy.
Oh, also, I can shuffle cards now. I taught my speech therapist how to play Casino.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 29, 2012 10:41 AM (uNl21)
Stu the Alpaca is going around visiting those who wish to be visited (not me).
Strange looking animal, about the same height as a Shetland Pony at the shoulder, but with a long neck, and covered with fleece like a sheep.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 29, 2012 11:19 AM (uNl21)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 29, 2012 12:42 PM (RqRa5)
Excellent! Could you shuffle cards before?
Posted by: David at November 29, 2012 03:06 PM (+C5m6)
Posted by: muon at November 29, 2012 03:33 PM (jFJid)
My brother just bought me a cane, and I'm goung to be practicing walking witth it.
Home, there's no place like it. I can't wait to go there.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 29, 2012 04:36 PM (uNl21)
Posted by: J Greely at November 29, 2012 05:07 PM (fpXGN)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 29, 2012 05:31 PM (uNl21)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 29, 2012 05:48 PM (RqRa5)
Posted by: Wonderduck at November 29, 2012 06:07 PM (LbiZL)
Thus, Stu's probably a cynical jackass at this point. Despite being a llama.
Posted by: wahsatchmo at November 29, 2012 11:01 PM (HKneV)
Posted by: David at November 29, 2012 11:08 PM (vyRm+)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 30, 2012 01:35 AM (PiXy!)
Sigh. Just not good enough material for the Tonight Show.. Maybe prime-time TV comedy, but nothing, you know, actually funny.
Posted by: ubu at November 30, 2012 06:55 AM (SlLGE)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at December 02, 2012 08:54 PM (RqRa5)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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