Sunday, January 3, 2010


Just thought that I'd write a brief post about how Chris is managing.
I am happy to report that Chris is in high spirits when we get together.

He seems to have adjusted to his new place and routine. Chris manages to get on his Blog and Facebook once and a while.

More than anything Chris is embracing his freedom.
I think that he realises how lucky he is and that he has received a gift..
so he hasn't complained once about how different it is. 

Chris appears to be surprisingly compliant about his "rules" concerning his recovery...
he seems to sense that there isn't a magic wand to wave or some secret shortcut to his synaptic resurgence.

This afternoon he teased me mercilessly in front of my wife and youngest son..
he even made jokes about me to my oldest son on the phone...
and he loved every minute of it..
so did I.

I'm sure that there are moments when he is really struggling and like everyone else, I wish that there was more that I could do. I don't know if he understands how far he has come so far.

I do know that he obviously wishes it was further, but somethings just take time...something that he bought a little more of last year through sheer determination. So I have high hopes that his will to exceed his expectations is percolating night and day.

All that I can say is that making him laugh and goofing around is something that I treasure. One of these days he may ask more of me and hopefully I will be ready, until then, I'm thrilled to be able to spend time with him.


dinahmow said...

Looks like you chaps have been sniffing the happy flowers. Way to go!

Happiness and continuing good health, boys.

Anonymous said...

Glad things are going well. I think you are right, it will all just take some time,but the steady progress made by Chris is very encouraging!

Happy New Year!


eroswings said...

You're truly making the most of life with your best friend, by cherishing every moment and enjoying each other's company. That's what makes life worth living, that's what makes life so great...smiling and laughing with good friends and good people.

LDahl said...

Chris, keep working at recovery! It takes time (and I know it is so hard)but the effort does pay off!
Sometimes progress is so slow you don't even notice it and it is so easy to get depressed. Just keep on keeping on. Happy New Year!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Just come across your site. Suffered a TGA a couple of years ago and got away with it so know roughly how you feel. Will be back. Good luck

tuti said...

good luck, chris.
you have come a long way.
and donn, you are a great friend. can't say that enough.

angel said...

I think its so wonderful!

Gel said...


Chris' determination and spirit have had no choice but to soar with such incredible family support, plus the "bestest" friend ever: you!
I wish him giant steps in continued recovery.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for an explanation.

WithinWithout said...

Thans to all who stopped by with words of encouragement. It has made and it continues to make the dreariness better.

And I think Iam laughing at the world NOW more than ever!