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Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Hoping for a Healthier 2008

Hi all,
It's been a while since I last posted any news here, but with Christmas suddenly arriving on my doorstep and with all the commuting back and forth to the Hospital to see Row I just didn't manage to find a minute to sit and type anything down. However, one of my New Year Resolutions is to keep this blog up to date and to start my diet blog. The good news since my last post is that Rowena is now in Middlesborough Rehab Hospital and is recovering very well. She can walk unaided now and does not need any more physio and her short term memory gets better everyday. Her long term memory comes in spurts but time will heal that. She still has a lot of work to do with her memory which will be done with the Occupational Therapists at the Hospital and after she has been using her brain a bit she soon gets a headache and needs to lie down. She also suffers from dizziness and nausea but we have been told this is all part and parcel of the recovery from a head injury. She looks terrific and with so much stimulation from us all on first meeting her you would not really know she had any injury at all which is just amazing.

Richard is completely dedicated to Row's recovery and goes at every chance he can to see her and stays with her Mum and Dad at weekends. She was allowed out for the first time for a few hours on Christmas Day so Richard was on his way by 8.45am to pick her up from the Hospital and take her to her Mum and Dads where he stopped to have Christmas lunch with them then left them mid-afternoon to meet us and our family for Christmas dinner in Cheshire with a fixed grin on his face after what he called a very "special" Christmas morning with Row. We are now just taking each step at a time and are just so thankful she has improved so much so quickly although we know it will be a long time before she will be any where near back to normal. Here's hoping 2008 will be a much healthier year for all Row and all the family. I was certainly glad to see the back of 2007 last night.

I hope you have all had a good Christmas and wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2008.

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