I can't seem to think of or write anything today without it quickly becoming very reflective and maybe even a little morose -- at the very least, there's a definite melancholy spin. (Chin up.) There's nothing definitively wrong, really, outside of The Big WRONG, and maybe that's just it -- even though my brother doesn't know when his birthday is or what year it is right now, there are so many variables and outside factors that you can't really make a judgment. No one can make a determination or a prediction or anything. (Chin up.) This is all normal for recovery from traumatic brain injury, from being pumped full of morphine and a variety of sedatives for the better part of three weeks -- and this could go on for weeks and months and *gulp* a year or two. It's that time and patience thing again, and positive thinking and hope and prayers and optimism (chin up stuff) and, well, it's been three weeks already! (Patience, patience, patience!!!) There are many, many things for which to be thankful, I know, and it's for those things and not for those things that I cried all the way to work today. (Chin up.)
I read Laurie's Fractured Fairy Tale over the weekend and the comment she made to the person who caused her husband's injury keeps going through my head on a loop: "...you have altered my husband's life and my life for the foreseeable future, and you have made it into a nightmare." Altered lives and nightmares. No kidding. In the blink of an eye and forever. (Chin up.)
I can't believe it's been three weeks. He was sprung from ICU last night. That's worthy of a Woo and a Hoo, huh? Yeah!
It'll be fine. It was a pretty great weekend, really. And it's always good when Katie posts sheepie pics for me/us. And I finally turned the heel of that stupid sock I've been working on. (I'm using that as a term of endearment; it's not really stupid.)
Is it just me in my mood today -- the mother of three fabulous sweaters fast approaching and/or on the cusp of adulthood -- or did anyone else laugh through tears while reading Stephanie's post today?