Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, January 25, 2013

Okay, I didn't notice yesterday, but it was my 550th post on the blog... wow, I had no idea that I would be putting out so much information about Jason's recovery. Today is another day where he made some progress, and we hit a milestone, along this journey. We also got some new snow, and it turned into quite a cold day. I've asked Linda to send me my boots (along with a few other items), since I didn't come with anything more than tennis shoes. They're okay when the weather is warmer, but right now they just barely provide much protection. My guess is the boots should get here in about a week or so.

Our first appointment today was with the group that talks about driving. Where Jason will be allowed to drive his own vehicle, and be able to get around. Now it is still a little premature to be considering just what it is that Jason is going to be wanting in a vehicle, but it sure was exciting to think about him with that much independence again. There was another Marine, who had some injuries that were similar to Jason's, though not as high, and he has two vehicles - a custom van and a Corvette. We talked about vans and trucks mostly, but I could tell that the idea of a Corvette was very intriguing to him, and to be honest, it was to me as well. I don't think Jason ever considered a car like that, but to think that he would be able to get into something else besides a truck or van really gave him something to think about.

The other appointments were pretty much the same, with the day coming to a close at close to 14:00, where we came back to the room. I had an errand to take care of - get the van changed over to my name, so I went to do that and then we just kicked back for a little while. We were encouraged to go to the dinner being put on tonight, so we did, and it was enjoyable and fun. The social interaction was good and we got to meet some new people. When it was over we came back to the room, and now I'm working on the blog. We both had a busy week and I'm glad that the weekend is here so that we can both sleep in. Jason's antibiotics are all done, and he doesn't have to take his first meds until about 09:30, so we can actually sleep in quite late. Thank you, all for all your continued prayers and for all the support you have continued to send his way.

2 comments:

  1. This all sounds great! Glad your boots are on the way. Ask Shauna about her wonderful friend from Malaysia at Brown who arrived in New England with sandals only...and had to go boot shopping when winter arrived. Her name is Fatma and she is now working in oil exploration for Malaysia.
    Keep us posted...a Corvette, huh? My neighbor across the street has one and can fix anything it needs...
    Hugs Carol

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  2. Friday's are fun because they lead to the weekend! Hope you have a good one!
    The Lord will be with you always! I'll be here praying!
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