The Unexpected Present

Climbing Mt Everest

glacier iceland snow landscape

With another full, super moon shining over us, we slept in the same bed together after eleven weeks of Uncertainty, Hell Week, and finally Yuri, the Success Story, fresh out of rehab.

A Bill Evans ’64 ’75 Moment

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Now the balancing acts we’re into feel much different and inclusive. They continue daily in the physical therapy gym as well as the monitored medications on the tail end of the Monster.

Anatomy of Anatomy

Grays Anatomy

I am scheduled for training in the medical aspect as well as the physical therapy that will continue once we get home. It’s an incentive for me to start working out

Take the Weight Off

close up photo of martini with olives

My friend is one of the intricate circles of friends that have kept me aligned and moving forward throughout this ordeal. Last night, she tells me she feels a great weight is being lifted

Recovery Road

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Despite being taken “for a ride” from Westchester into New Jersey by two EMTs who have never ever been to New Jersey. They take Yuri to the wrong Kessler campus

Not An Option Part 2

Visiting Hours start, I race to see Lisa. We did it. She’s the epitome of calm. Let’s get this show on the road– discharge and transport Yuri to Rehab.

Not An Option Part 1

No way I can convince him otherwise. So, I agree. It’s midweek. He cannot stay another weekend in the hospital.

The Sweetest Kiss

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Yesterday I get a call from the new doctor assigned to Yuri asking me about his state of mind because he seems despondent this morning and unable to communicate.

Taking the Time for Memorial Day

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After weeks of hospitalization on a ventilator, there is no physical therapy, no chair for him to sit in nor the swallow assessment team since Friday because, “it’s the long holiday weekend, you know.” I know.

Small Moments

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It’s hard to believe more than thirty days have gone by that Yuri and I are not together. While I come to see him now every day, the evening and nights seem to be the longest.

It’s All Connected

Detailed explanations of what it does – wreak havoc to the bloodstream and immune system.

Surprising Good News

men on horses

Critical care management plan with Yuri waking from his Rip Van Winkle slumber. The team prepares me for the next step – getting Yuri off the ventilator.