Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October 8, 2011

Today was considerably better than yesterday, as the pain level was kept down to a minimum and Jason got some extra rest. With the new graft donor site on his back and the grafted wound site he isn't going to be able to do much moving around for the next couple of days, so its good that it is the weekend. The challenge is that he still needs to "adjust" his position in bed every now and again, and to do that does cause a little pain and discomfort. I've watched Jason do this a couple of times and I can tell it hurts when he does it, though it seems to be more of an irritation or nuisance than a pain that has to be dealt with. The good news is that in a matter of another day or two it won't be bothering his anywhere near as much.

We had a couple of visitors today. Dave the cookie guy and his wife came by, and they had cookies for Jason. They both commented on how big Jason was getting and that he was really starting to build some muscles back up again. Jason really is gaining much of his strength back, and it is good to see it happen. Jason is anxious to get back down to the MATC, and get more into a regular workout routine and pattern. He is still very much a Marine and wants to be in as good a shape as he can be. Another visitor was the Command Sergeant Major who came by to see how Jason and some of the other wounded warriors were doing. He is Army, and it kind of felt very special that he was offering his help, should Jason need it, and you could tell from his manner and the look in his eyes that he really meant it. I am probably several years older than the Command Sergeant Major and I still felt like I was talking to my elder or something.

Otherwise, Jason and I did a few things on the web - yeah, sometimes Jason wants to take a look at a few things on the web and check his email. We had lunch; it was brought in by one of the support organizations; and then we had dinner. I went down to the galley and picked up a couple things for Jason and I to eat. Afterward we watched a movie - The Conspirators - a movie about the post Civil War and the assassination of Lincoln. Very interesting and good movie. After the movie I told Jason good night and came back to the lodge where I am able to do the blogging, as I am right now, and then I'll go to bed.

Thank you, all for your support and continuing prayers, Jason misses his wife and kids and hopes they get to come up and visit soon.

3 comments:

  1. Love, hugs, and prayers winging their way to Jason from the Roberts family in Joelton, Tennessee. We'll add an extra prayer that Jason's wife and kids will be able to visit soon; it must be very difficult to be apart during such a hard time in their lives. Thank you, George & Jason, for signing my guestbook. I consider it an honor! And thank you for continuing to share your journey. Y'all are loved and appreciated more than you'll ever know!

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  2. Always here praying!
    Psalms 86:1-4 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
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  3. Glad to hear you had a better day - we're hoping you'll be able to get out of there soon.

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