Today I began my physical therapy and it went really well. My dear friend Jenn took me to my appt. and then we were off to see Ryan. He has been begging for a haircut since his days at Hurley and Jenn said she would give him one. He has complained of being hot since day 1 and he was so thrilled to have his haircut! And it actually made him look more like the Ryan we know. Then somehow I ended up giving him a shave....he has been wanting that too. I think he's only been shaved once. It's hard for him to do, because he wears a neck brace. They let him take the brace off if he lied down in bed and didn't turn his head. Let's just say I am not as good at shaving a face as Jenn is at cutting hair! It was like shaving a giant knee....you girls know what I mean! The three of us had fun together, as usual. Somewhere in there I know we threatened to sew up Ryan's lips since he was talking all too well with the jaws wired shut!
Since I've already mentioned my friend Jenn today, let me tell you a bit more about her. There are so many people who have helped us recently, but Jenn has been there from the start.....and she hasn't left my side since. Moments after she got the call at 11pm Sunday night she was on her way to the Midland ER. My family was several hours away and Ryan's family had to go to Flint and take care of our kids. Jenn stayed with me until I was settled into a room for the night. She offered to stay, but I told her I was alright. I heard her leave my room and tell the nurses she would be back in the morning and that if I needed anything before then they were to call her. She was back first thing in the morning and she stayed with me all day and on until midnignt, when my family arrived. I can't even tell you all she has done in the last 2 wks. I'm sure I don't even know it all. Before the accident I treasured our friendship. Since the accident I have been even more grateful for her loyalty and devotion as one of my dearest friends.
And now for the shopping!! Thanks to some other dear friends, Kim and Erika, the girls were able to do some Christmas shopping for each other and for their dear mommy :) The shopping was a success and they had a blast! Thank you so much!!