Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Busy day today - Jason had three appointments and then I had one of my own with the VA. We started out with an early start and Larry was stuck in traffic. It rained this morning and one of the things we've noticed around here is that the general population does not do well in wet weather. We had to leave for the hospital without Larry, as I didn't want to be late for one of Jason's appointments.

Perhaps I should explain something. With Jason still on active duty, as a Marine, and in the hospital, one might wonder how the Marines determine how he is rated. As a Marine, he has a job to do, and depending on how well he does that job, along with the other aspects of being a Marine, they decide on his rating which is used to determine rank advancement. Jason is recovering from his injuries, and will be doing so for the next several months, and his "job" now is to make sure he goes to all his scheduled appointments, or at least contacts the appropriate people, if he isn't going make it. As long as he does this he will be rated well, and it is possible that he could gain rank even while in the hospital. That's why it is so important for him to get to all of his appointments, and being on time is almost as important.

So, anyway, we went to PT and they worked on him and said that his shoulders are way too tight and they need to get loosened up and he'll be getting some massage therapy on a regular basis, at least for a little while. Then there was some paper work that got goofed up that I had to take care of, and by the time I was done with that it was time for his next appointment. The infectious disease people were a little angry that they weren't contacted when Jason's infections first showed up, and requested that Jason contact them first from now on. I agreed to contact them early, but not a guarantee they will be contacted first. It all depends on the situation.

Tomorrow is going to be a good day in that there is only the one appointment with the OT folks, and then we'll come back to the house. Jason said he will want to take a shower tomorrow, but after OT, rather than prior. Once he is done with that he'll be back in bed until we go to dinner with the Hammers (two wonderful people we have met since we've been here). I might also try to get a bike ride in, during the afternoon, as long as the weather cooperates, so we'll see. That was the day and a glimpse of tomorrow.

And now a bit of a side note - Please check out the following:

http://www.stand-up-and-play.com/

If you check out this site you will learn much more about the Paramobile/Paragolfer that Jason was using these past couple of weekends. He will be out again Friday with Anthony Netto, hitting some golf balls. It is great fun for Jason and a good way for him to get some exercise - outdoors.

Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers.

1 comment:

  1. No, SoCal people don't know how to drive in the rain! And it definitely shouldn't be held against him if he was late because of the traffic!
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