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Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 - Happy 29th Birthday Jason!

Today started off a little rough for Jason, and for a while it didn't get much better. His pain level was such that he wasn't able to come in for any of the therapy sessions he had, or any other appointment for that matter. The good part was that it was early enough in the day that he was able to call in to let the right folks know he wasn't coming in, and therefore the schedule was changed early enough that it didn't cause any problems. Jason hasn't missed many full days of appointments, so I knew he was feeling kind of bad to do this. He pretty much just stayed in bed for the entire day.

 With that being said, as the day progressed the comfort level did begin to go from very bad to tolerable and then finally to able to get up in his chair. Of course that last part didn't happen until later in the evening and just from a planning point of view, I was glad to see that he had gotten better. Today is Jason's 29th birthday and not only were his godparents here, there were also a few people coming over to kind of celebrate with him. Anthony was the first to arrive, and he came in and had a nice visit with Jason when Yolanda and Steven came back. Now all of them were in his room and visiting, and just having some folks to talk to helped to make Jason feel better. I had just gotten back from picking up the girls when Yolanda and Steve showed up, so it was kind of nice walking in together. A short time later, maybe an hour and a half, Gary, Jeff and Matt came in , and that was good, because they brought the dinner. All told, we had 10 people all sitting around the tables sharing food and conversation and it was nice.

Speaking of nice, I think now would be a good time to recognize a man whom we have yet to meet who has been helping Linda and I out with some travel help. He has paid for Linda's air fare down here, and has offered to do it again. The first time was over Mother's day, and as a result the tickets were kind of expensive, and he didn't baulk at all. This next time will be next week, and he is doing this all in the honor of Lt. Chris Salisbury, USMC, his son, who died a few years ago. I am looking forward to the day I get to meet this man, as I'd really enjoy being able to say, "Thank you." to his face.

Anyway, when the "dinner-birthday party" was over everyone recognized that Jason was needing to call it a night, and left. I was just happy that I didn't have to chase anyone out of the house. Even still, after everyone was gone, Jason wanted to help with the little bit of clean up that was still needing to be done. Granted, it wasn't much, but I wanted him to get back down and told him that I would take care of it. Marines, they just have that need to keep helping. Tomorrow Jason does not have any appointments, so we can relax for three days now. Not even sure if we're taking the girls in to day care, so we'll make the call in the morning. It was a good day, overall, and I was happy to see it end the way it did. Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers.

5 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very thankful that you're here to celebrate it! Next year you'll be able to really party!
    Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
    Psalms 31:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
    My email address

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  2. Happy Birthday Jason! and many, many, more. I'm sorry you are in such pain. I'm happy that you are laying low and taking care of yourself. I am so looking forward to hearing the wounds have closed. YOU ARE THE BRAVEST MAN and I am so honored to be your friend. I am praying for you tonight that the pain can subside.

    I also will pray for the gentleman who lost his son, Lt. Chris Salisbury. God bless you all.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  3. Happy Birthday, Jason. Just keep taking care of yourself and the healing will continue. Praying for your pain to ease and for faster healing. Prayers also for Lt. Salisbury and his father.

    Donnamarie

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  4. First I would like to take this opportunity to thanks you George for writing this blog. You are doing a great job! Give yourself a pat on your back. Happy Birthday to Jason! I am glad that at least Jason had a nice birthday celebration. I really admire Jason, you and Linda for the determination, courage to move on. I just want you to know that Jason and your family are in my daily prayers. May Heavenly Father coninue to bless and strengthen all of you physically, spiritually and mentally as Jason travel down the road of his recovery. Its not easy but with faith and great determination the victory line is in the horizon. May Heavenly Father continue to bless Jason that all his wounds will be heal good and fast, infection free and the pain will be lesser day by day and eventually gone forever. May Heavenly Father bless and engulf all of you in HIS LOVE and carry all of you throughout this journey of recovery. I just want you to know that all of you will be in my daily prayers. Take care and God bless all of you.

    Warmest regards
    Susan Chan
    Singapore

    susanchan_2006@yahoo.com.sg

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  5. Happy birthday dear Jason- sorry about the pain but proud of you all for just problemsolving it and making things feel and be better. Glad friends were able to visit...I know that means a lot. Any new ideas from the pain specialists? I wonder about some of the things I have seen used...3 day fentanyl patches, etc. that could be useful...Hugs to you all.
    Carol

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