Saturday, February 5, 2011

Super Rehab Bowl Coming

Here it is Saturday morning, and I totally missed posting anything yesterday.  I have never performed rehab nursing and now I know why – it is VERY time consuming, patience intensive.  I have a new admiration for my sisters serving rehab needs.

First off, Friday morning before 9 a.m. we received a call from the final faceless voice from the insurance shuffle the day before.  Her name was Sharon, and she had indeed achieved clearance for us to use the local speech therapist at in-service rates.  Also in the process we were assigned a case manager, so now I have a name of a specific person to speak to about any issues – Shiela.  I’m not sure if that is good or bad, but she is human and friendly.

Richard is wandering around the house.  He can clearly state, “I have expressive aphasia.” Then the conversation comes to a halt or melts into a monologue by the other person.  The speech therapist is schedules to visit on Monday morning, that is, if she can get out of her rural road. We had about 3 more inches of snow last night and more in the forecast.  At least it is pretty landscape to view from the windows.

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday which has never been much of an event for us. Since Reuben has television and we do not, in the past we have gone to Reuben’s house to watch the commercials and then play cards during the actual football play.  We have a family passion for commercials; John even collects them on his computer.  John announced that the website Hulu will be showing the commercials only.  We are baited to see if that is true and then we will sign on to project them on our big screen. But given the snow and post-op recovery, we are staying home and cozy.  Play cards? We’ll see. 

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