Monday, August 20, 2012


Elaine had a better day today. Yesterday was awful. At one point, she was literally in tears. She was able to get some sleep last night. Fred felt so bad for Elaine this morning that he didn't even want to have her do the torture stretcher. Elaine not only reminded Fred it was time to do it, but insisted on doing it. She said, "I have to do it if I want to get better, and I do!"

She had therapy with Paul this morning and then went to see the arm therapist this afternoon. She was so impressed with Elaine! Her range of motion continues to improve. Today she was able to get her arm to 90 degrees and 135 degrees. It is thrilling. Fred and Elaine were able to manage her pain today too and it never reached that point where it was unbearable. Hopefully this trend will continue!

The Smiths came over for dinner tonight and it was such a relief to see Elaine in less pain, and feeling more rested. It has been a rough few days and the trial and error continues. We take the good days when she gets them, and continue to hope and pray that they outnumber the bad days. Her courage, grit, and determination is incredible. We will say the same about Fred!

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