Posted By Kathleen David on January 24, 2013
Yesterday I posted a pretty honest run down on Peter’s progress on his site. I figure I am going to be doing that while he is in rehab. It looks like the original release date is going to hold because of some issues with his arm that they want to deal with before releasing him to out patient rehab and back home to us.
Today I have to take some pictures of the house for the team at the rehab center so they know what Peter is dealing with when he comes home to us. Entrances to the house, paths through the house, the bathrooms, and a few other things that they need to help Peter navigate the house safely.
We have cancelled all his convention appearances until May. We will see where we are in March before we decide on the next couple of conventions. Eventually he will return to the convention circuit but it will be different for a while.
Right now our lives are a bit up in the air and will be for a while until the new norm is in place. But eventually this too shall pass and we will pick up the pieces and move on with our lives. The picture is coming a little more into focus each week and my list of “things to be done” gets longer but again this is a short-term situation and I am looking towards the long term. Things have changed and will continue to change and that is the new norm right now.
I think first on my plate is sitting down for a while and writing everything down. I need to put together several different pieces of paper and sort out some events by putting them down on the family calendar. I am feeling a little discombobulated and overwhelmed at the moment. If I can sort things out to a tentative schedule, then I will feel a little more in control.
I am working on not getting sick. Yesterday afternoon I started feeling really bad and out of sorts. This morning I am running a very low fever but I don’t feel like I did when I went to bed. I am still sore but that could be from exercising because I upped my weight on all my leg exercises. I am fatigued but I don’t feel like I was run over by a large semi which is where I thought I was heading last night. So lots of fluids are in my game plan for the day and maybe chicken noodle soup for lunch.
I continue to deal with the short term and anticipate the long term. It is hard but it needs to be done for myself and my family.
I am grateful for progress on a couple of fronts.