EARLY RECOVERY PHOTOS

This is a collection of pictures taken since the stroke, showing various stages of the early recovery. Click on any image to view an enlarged version.

Cleveland March, 2004
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Taken soon after moving from ICU.

First Time Outside
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At the long term acute care facility in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Sitting in in a cardiac chair. At this point, sitting was a new thing — maximum of 30 minutes a day.

At Ann Seton, April, 2004
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Head being pulled strongly to the left.

Hook Rehab, April 28, 2004
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Wearing “boots” to prevent foot drop. Wearing my own clothes for the first time!

Rob Amusing Jenny
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Younger brother Rob building empathy as he tries out the “boots” and bed positioning. I laughed hard for the first time during this.

Dressing Mom
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Sophie dresses mom in jewelry any time she gets a chance.

Jessie’s Lift
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The kids love therapy and hospital “toys”.

Eye Patch
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Zach is doing his best spiderman pose. Jessie is wearing my eye patch, which is used to help ease double vision.

Pool Therapy
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Mark, and Brenda (the nurse) helping with aqua therapy.

Zach & Jenny
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No caption for this one…

Zach & Jenny On Tilt Table
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Zach joining mom as emotional support during therapies.

Wally & Jenny
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Mark’s dad trying out the over-head lift.

Zach & Jenny Watching A Movie
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Holding a call button in case of a need for assistance. The kids still fought to sit on my lap.

One comment

  1. Just wanted to send a little love from my family here in Dallas, Texas to yours. You look amazing and happy.ūüėÜ I’m so proud of you and the strength you have. ! I started following your story and love seeing how far you have come. You give me strength to keep try daily. I myself became disabled 6 years ago. I have two teen daughters who are my reason for fighting daily through the pain and agony I’m in. Keep your beautiful head up and keep on working. I’m so proud of you! Lots of love to youūüėė

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