February 2, 2012
Elaine’s attitude is absolutely amazing, and it reflected in her continued progress as she fights through rehab. She practiced her movements and exercises all day – moving her arm this way, moving her arm that way. The neurologist who admitted her to Hoag stopped by today and could not believe how far she had come in less than a week. He was amused by the fact that Elaine was trying to get up out of bed and stand before the therapists were ready!
Elaine had another busy day with visitors. Elaine and her visitors were excited when a box of donuts from Stan’s Famous Donuts arrived via special delivery. Thanks Vicki for the goodies!
On the topic of visitors: unfortunately, there are no visitors allowed tomorrow - doctor's orders. Going forward, please contact Staci beforehand to get it cleared by the medical staff! Thanks for understanding!
We are all a little anxious about tomorrow. The biopsy is currently scheduled for 8:30 AM. We are not sure exactly when we will get results. The sooner the better.
Elaine and family are so appreciative of all of your support and love. We can hardly believe how many people have expressed well wishes to all of us. Keep those emails and text messages coming. Send prayers and good thoughts, too! You are an inspiration to Elaine and our entire family.
With moral support in mind, we ordered bracelets in honor of Elaine. We think they sum up her spirit pretty well. This is what they say:
Exceptional Tough Strong
Please send Staci an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want one sent to you!
We love you all!