We’re back with the result’s of Cheryl’s angiogram. Don’t worry, I won’t bury the lead… she’s doing great!
We also talk about some of the major gains Cheryl has been making in the past month or so. Gains she shouldn’t be making after 2 years out. Cheryl has a special message for anyone going through the same thing and might be worried about what’s going to happen to them. Don’t worry, I won’t bury that one either…
“Don’t give up, it WILL come back!”
April 10, 2016 at 7:53 am
I’m so glad Cheryl’s angiogram results were so good!
And even though I can certainly understand that being there all day wasn’t very pleasant (to say the least), that’s great that her blood pressure was spot on, that she was able to answer a lot of the intake questions herself, and and that her sense of humor was in full swing and appreciated by the medical personnel!
So much great progress in recent months: writing, speech, left arm, sitting up, bending over!
And I think your message that “just because something hasn’t come back in six months doesn’t mean it won’t in another few months” is profound and uplifting. I think if it wasn’t for following Cheryl’s story so closely this last year I wouldn’t have realized just how much longer certain things (hearing versus vision, arm verses leg) can take than others. Or, even more fundamentally, that one can go from the shape Cheryl was in a year or go (much less two) to how good she is now!
I agree that a prime destiny for each of you is to get your story out, via the book and (when she is ready) Cheryl telling her story in person (and via videos perhaps for those who can’t get out).
I’m so sorry for the delay in posting my comments… to be honest part of the problem was all the noise in the beginning of the recording (the people on the balcony). Made me not listen to the rest of the podcast right away, and then of course I forgot about it for a while.
(Noise is a trigger for me since I have a lot of noise problems around here. I’m sure if I had a blood pressure monitor it would show that, while my BP is usually close to textbook, when it gets really noisy around here I suspect it goes into the danger zone. But so far my efforts to resolve the latest problem has come to little. After all, it’s not like I own my own certified decibel meter, and it’s hard to get any official to come out and do field tests… especially when it is intermittent and you don’t know ahead of time when it is going to happen.)
I don’t see the promised new “Breakin’ In” post… I hope you are able to do it soon!
Again, I’m so glad that Cheryl is doing so well and has such a positive attitude!