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I’m Out of Rehab

 

Good Day Ricochet,

Yesterday they decided I was strong enough to be released from rehab and I am back in my apartment. I can walk without the walker. I have good strength in legs and arms and a reasonable amount of balance. My endurance ability was what was in major question. The first week of rehab was depressing because I didn’t feel like my endurance was improving. Suddenly in the second week I began to come on. I could walk farther and still not be tired. I soon abandoned my walker and got my sea legs back.

I am still wearing the life vestI must pass my cardiologist’s standards on heart function before he will let me free of the vest. I am confident I can do it now.

Thanks so much for all of your good wishes and prayers.

Regards,
Jim

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  1. Contributor

    Jim, that’s wonderful! Baruch Hashem! I send you lots of positive wishes and prayers for continued recovery! Welcome back. Shabbat Shalom

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    • June 16, 2017 at 9:47 am
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  2. Thatcher

    Welcome back!

    • #2
    • June 16, 2017 at 9:53 am
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  3. Moderator

    Huzzah!

    • #3
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:00 am
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  4. Member

    Great, great news. We need you here.

    Thanks for checking in. I pray you will continue the healing and return to 100%.

    • #4
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:03 am
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  5. Member

    Yay! Good to see you out of stir.

    • #5
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:05 am
    • 3 likes
  6. Inactive

    Uh-oh … he’s back …

    Good thing, too.

    • #6
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:16 am
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  7. Member

    Yay!

    • #7
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:19 am
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  8. Member

    Glad to see you are back in the world of the writing.

    • #8
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:21 am
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  9. Member

    I’m so glad to read this. :) It’s always good to get home. :)

    • #9
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:22 am
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  10. Thatcher

    Yippee! Shabbat Shalom, brave guy. Welcome back, you have been missed.

    • #10
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:24 am
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  11. Member

    I’m trying to think of something nice to write, but it’s simply not in my nature.

    As a substitute, I offer this video. Trust that it’s offered in the spirit of joy and welcome.

    • #11
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:31 am
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  12. Member

    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    I’m trying to think of something nice to write, but it’s simply not in my nature.

    As a substitute, I offer this video. Trust that it’s offered in the spirit of joy and welcome.

    Wow! great stuff. Thanks for the intro.

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    • June 16, 2017 at 10:45 am
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  13. Member

    James Gawron: The first week of rehab was depressing because I didn’t feel like my endurance was improving. Suddenly in the second week I began to come on. I could walk farther and still not be tired. I soon abandoned my walker and got my sea legs back.

    Nevertheless, #HePersisted.

    Happy news!

    • #13
    • June 16, 2017 at 10:48 am
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  14. Thatcher
    James Gawron Post author

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    Yippee! Shabbat Shalom, brave guy. Welcome back, you have been missed.

    Rushala,

    Shabbot Shalom to you.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • June 16, 2017 at 11:07 am
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  15. Thatcher
    James Gawron Post author

    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    I’m trying to think of something nice to write, but it’s simply not in my nature.

    As a substitute, I offer this video. Trust that it’s offered in the spirit of joy and welcome.

    Mis,

    I admit Ms. Winehouse exudes a certain earthy sultriness. However, if I had allowed such things to cloud my judgment, say rehab nurse Angela leaning over me to dress one of the wounds I have at 6 a.m., I wouldn’t have made it out. All in all, I think Ms. Winehouse would have been well advised to stay in rehab. To each their own.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #15
    • June 16, 2017 at 11:11 am
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  16. Member

    Heal baby heal!

    • #16
    • June 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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  17. Member

    God bless you – stay strong – looking forward to your regular contributions including giving Claire some lip.

    • #17
    • June 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm
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  18. Member

    Nothing like that first snort after a month of rehab… Sorry! Wrong rehab.

    It’s a heart thing, right? I’m glad the wizard gave you more than just a watch, Tin Man. Those vests are pretty nifty, though I hope it never has to fire up as that sounds painful.

    Hold on.

    Wait.

    OK…

    Clear!

    Zzzzzppp!

    Ah! That’s better.

    (Beep, beep, beep…)

    (Pay no attention to the man behind the defibrillator.)

    Glad things are getting better.

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    • June 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm
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  19. Thatcher

    Welcome back!

    • #19
    • June 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm
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  20. Member

    ‘Regards’ to you sir.

    • #20
    • June 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm
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  21. Thatcher
    James Gawron Post author

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):
    Nothing like that first snort after a month of rehab… Sorry! Wrong rehab.

    It’s a heart thing, right? I’m glad the wizard gave you more than just a watch, Tin Man. Those vests are pretty nifty, though I hope it never has to fire up as that sounds painful.

    Hold on.

    Wait.

    OK…

    Clear!

    Zzzzzppp!

    Ah! That’s better.

    (Beep, beep, beep…)

    (Pay no attention to the man behind the defibrillator.)

    Glad things are getting better.

    Doug,

    So my first day in rehab I’m talking things over with my coordinator. I tell her that wearing the life vest is not my favorite thing. She recounts the story of when a patient came in with one. He takes it off to take a shower but doesn’t dry himself well enough. He gets to breakfast and in the dining hall it goes off. He’s whipping around like Frankenstein coming off the slab and then the blue goo comes out of the paddles and he looks like Bill Murray in Ghostbusters getting slimed.

    After that, I took a good half an hour drying myself after showers.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • June 16, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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  22. Member

    Your the Man!

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    • June 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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  23. Member

    Good news and good luck to you.

    • #23
    • June 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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  24. Inactive

    Such wonderful news! May you continue to make good progress.

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    • June 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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  25. Member

    Good to see you back! Hope your recovery continues as rapidly as possible.

    • #25
    • June 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm
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  26. Member

    So glad you’re back!

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    • June 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm
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  27. Member

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):
    Nothing like that first snort after a month of rehab… Sorry! Wrong rehab.

    It’s a heart thing, right? I’m glad the wizard gave you more than just a watch, Tin Man. Those vests are pretty nifty, though I hope it never has to fire up as that sounds painful.

    Hold on.

    Wait.

    OK…

    Clear!

    Zzzzzppp!

    Ah! That’s better.

    (Beep, beep, beep…)

    (Pay no attention to the man behind the defibrillator.)

    Glad things are getting better.

    Doug,

    So my first day in rehab I’m talking things over with my coordinator. I tell her that wearing the life vest is not my favorite thing. She recounts the story of when a patient came in with one. He takes it off to take a shower but doesn’t dry himself well enough. He gets to breakfast and in the dining hall it goes off. He’s whipping around like Frankenstein coming off the slab and then the blue goo comes out of the paddles and he looks like Bill Murray in Ghostbusters getting slimed.

    After that, I took a good half an hour drying myself after showers.

    Regards,

    Jim

    Ha! Slimed! Let’s try to keep that heart in check, undisturbed, and of all things, dry. We don’t want a messy short circuit.

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    • June 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm
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  28. Member

    May you “renew (your) strength; (you) shall mount up with wings as eagles; (you) shall run, and not be weary; and (you) shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

    So many prayers and good thoughts for your continued recovery!

    • #28
    • June 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm
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  29. Member

    Power on Mr. Gawron.

    • #29
    • June 16, 2017 at 5:21 pm
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  30. Inactive

    It’s good to see You back, Jim. Truly. Yer participation has been sorely missed.

    Regards,

    Jimmy.

    • #30
    • June 16, 2017 at 5:27 pm
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