Health Update – August 31

Well, I’m sitting in Macon at the transfusion center and thought I’d post an update. While I miss the crew in Milledgeville, and I seriously hate the drive, the Macon team has been most hospitable and the facility is amazing. Hopefully, no one who reads this will ever need their services, but if you do, you’ll be well taken care of. There’s not really much to update health wise. We are still working with home healthcare as well as physical and occupational therapy. I can tell I’m getting stronger, but it’s still a long way to go. The goal is for me to be able to walk around the house without a walker. Both my strength and balance need to improve before that happens. We are slowly adapting to our new normal with my current abilities. Nikki has really been great at helping me with things I can’t handle right now, from fixing my medications and meals to helping me navigate around the house with my wheels. One thing I’m very grateful for is how many friends have reached out to me over the past few weeks. It’s been a blessing to hear from and be able to visit with so many I’ve been close to over the years. Last Saturday, some friends from my college days came and spent the afternoon. Many memories were shared and lots of laughs were had by all. I would also like to acknowledge everyone who came out on Sunday. Some friends organized a prayer meeting in my backyard so I could see everyone from my back deck, but still maintain a safe distance. There were at least five churches represented and i was truly humbled by the turnout. Y’all sure know how to make a guy feel loved. Thank you to everyone who has brought food since we’ve been home as well. We have certainly been well fed over the past few weeks, and it takes so much pressure off of Nikki.