Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

I haven't posted much in the past couple of days, mostly because there wasn't much to post. I wasn't sure if that is a good thing or not, or just a natural development of Jason's overall progress. Then I got to thinking (I try to do this once in a while) and it occurred to me that I hadn't mentioned much about Jason getting away from the Wound-Vac. He hasn't had to use the wound-vac for a few days now, and both he and I are much happier about that. He is much more comfortable and I don't have to deal with the complexity of dressing changes. When he can just use the Hydraphera-Blue and basic pads I can get the dressing change done in a matter of just a few minutes. The wound-vac, when it has to be changed, is much more complicated. Anyway, it is also a reflection of the fact that they wound is doing much better.

Today, we had a special visitor, two actually - Joe Mantegna and Dan Ramm stopped by for a visit, on their way to the Wounded Warrior Marine Corps Ball. Joe was their MC, and it took place (actually still happening at the time of me writing this) in San Diego. For those that don't know, Joe is the main guy with Criminal Minds, and Dan is his personal assistant. Joe first met Jason and I back in 2011, when Jason was still at Bethesda. Come to think of it, that is where he met Linda, too, only that time was his second visit to Jason. Anyway, since he is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation, and we've gotten to know him a bit, it seemed appropriate to have him come by and see the new house and visit with Jason. One of the more interesting bits of information we learned with his visit, is that he and his wife also just celebrated their 40th anniversary, only their's was three weeks earlier than ours.

This weekend is a general clean up weekend, as we attempt to get ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday, next week. It really is going to be the only opportunity for us to get some of the heavier things moved, since I am working during the day. I feel like Linda and I are getting more settled in to a new routine, and that life is starting to come back to a more regular (normal?) pace... I just hope it continues that way. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

2 comments:

  1. Look to the Lord no matter what you're going through! Praying!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Psalms 116:1-4 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

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  2. So blessed to be able to pray for you!
    Psalms 145:14-18 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

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