Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 924 - Dec 9, 2010

Today was a really good day. We just stayed home and did things around the house. We had a guy coming to measure the steps in the garage for a railing so we needed to be home. Kevin has fallen there a couple of times and Breezy even fell last week because they just weren't designed very well. I'm not really sure what the architect was thinking, but hopefully the railings will help.

The VA is putting in a temporary ramp as well to the front door, but we always park in the garage. The ramp will be for those times when Kevin just isn't feeling well and can't make the three steps into the house.

So I haven't mentioned lately how well Kevin is doing with the pain. There are often days where he takes no additional pain meds at all - today being one of them. Most days he takes one or two doses of Tylenol and that's it. I think he's had one oxy in the last 10 days or so. This Aleve has really made a difference.

I think it helps too that he enjoys living here much more than the apt. He is able to walk one or two times a day and we don't have to worry about the elevator not working. I think we were nervous every time we left the apartment.

This is really just a more 'homey' place. Much brighter and although the sq footage is nearly the same - it feels much bigger. It probably doesn't hurt to have some of our own things too, eh?

Case in point - I had to purchase Kevin a shelf for all of his movies since my sister brought all of his old ones from FL and after Johnny put the shelf together tonight, Kevin spent FOREVER organizing them. He is such a movie collector and he was just so excited when he opened the box from Florida.

Ok - Moe just called so I am going to sign off and BS with her for a while.


Mary Neal said...

Hi Les,
Just an idea. When you guys finally get to go home to Florida is there a place at the hospital that you can "pass on" word of your house so another wounded warrior can use it?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a really nice day! I'm glad things are working out with your new place and that you and Kevin are happier there! :)
Have a great weekend!
Kathy in IA