I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Mine was ok, except for a couple things. 1. Dan wasn't here, and 2 we all have some nasty virus. Everyone was sick, hardly ate anything. I have a fridge full of leftovers. My entire apartment is trashed and I mean trashed and I can't get up to clean it. I'm fine sitting down but as soon as I get up and move around I am in the bathroom speaking to the porceline god. And talk about the chills. Jim has it too. But he went to work anyways. If he would of called out he'd of lost 2 days pay, cause the boss wouldn't of paid him for yesterday. And when you live paycheck to paycheck 2 days pay is alot to lose. So anyways, yesterday we opened gifts, and sat and chatted. My sister Lucys son Eddie came over. He was so sick with a head and chest cold, but didn't want to be alone for christmas. I'm glad he was here. His ex girlfriend Katie was here and their daughter Kaylei. I am hoping they get back together. I always liked Katie. She is so pleasant, and a very good mom to Kaylei. Katie is going to nursing school. So far she has gotten 4 A's and 2 B's in her tests. I am so proud of her. It was strange yesterday not having Dan here with us. But if he keeps going the way he is, he'll be home in no time at all. Here's what is going on with him. Finally someone who could do MRI's and Cat Scans properly was able to get pictures of Dan's body that weren't all distorted and cloudy looking. There is no fracture in Dan's neck, but he does have a seriously sprained neck. His pelvis is not fractured, but it is bruised real bad. The back pain is being caused by the soft tissue damage and the fluid that was building up on it. He was given steroids for the inflamation. A therapist guy came in a couple times a day and lifted Dans knees to his stomach. Everytime he did this Dan would throw up anything liquid he drank or even if he hadn't drank anything. They took him off of morphine and are now giving him something stronger for pain. He does have 3 broken ribs. They have been getting him up out of bed and sitting him in a reclining chair each day, and Dan says a huge lady with a major attitude, lol, comes in his room 3 times a day and says, OK honey guess what? Your gonna learn to walk again. Dan tells her I can't, I hurt. She says good, I want you to hurt, no pain no gain, lol. Well the first time walking was hard and Dan cried out in pain, but she made him do it. He took 6 steps and said he was done. Umm nope your not she tells him, take 2 more steps. He has to use a walker to keep himself steady, but he is walking a few steps more each time. I honestly believe he wouldn't have accomplished all this at this time if it weren't for your thoughts and prayers. I'd better go now. Thank you everyone.
Love to all.............CINDY