Hello…Sorry it has been so long since the last post but I’ve been a little preoccupied. Chemo, wedding plans, and my Mom and Dad. I will highlight a few of the things that have been going on.
On May 12 my Mom finally allowed myself and my brothers to check her into a rehab center. It was very much needed and we are grateful she is there. She decided to have my Dad be checked in as well, they are sharing a room. My Mom has struggled with a small drinking problem for quite a while, and Dad has had similar problems, plus a few extra problems with some addictions to pills, which he claims are for hips, back , and Parkinson’s, but we kids know better than that. We are just glad that they are finally getting the help that they need.
OK! RELAX! I don’t want to start bad rumors at the family reunions, cousin’s lunches, or condo’s. Mom had a knee replacement on May 9th, she was released from the hospital on May 12 and we checked her into a rehab center, that is true, but it is to recover and receive therapy on her knee. She really has to help my Dad a lot with daily activities so my Dad is her roommate, thanks to Wyatt Cloward, my cousin, who works at Stonehenge. My Mom’s recovery is coming along very well. She is a good patient and is really pushing hard with therapy. Everyone she talks to tells her “if physical therapy hurts, it’s doing its job”. My brothers each took a day to come down and help my Dad while my Mom was in the hospital, which was a big help to him and a relief to her.
Craig didn’t have chemo on May 11 because his body just wasn’t strong enough. We made the decision to wait until Monday the 16th and give his body a few more days to rebuild. It was a great decision. He was able to feel better, and get stronger, each day.
Wednesday, Ashlyn competed in Timpanogos High School Region track meet. She has been competing in the 400 and 800 this year. It is her first time running in track and she is enjoying herself. Just one week before region the pole vaulting coach ask her to come and try jumping. She said it was really fun and is going to give it a try again next year.