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Well, it is actually tomorrow already, but yesterday hasn't quite ended for me.  I still must put groceries away and perhaps try to clean the kitchen a little.  Today (now yesterday) was a pretty good day for me, not so much for Dianne.  We breakfasted, bathed and kept a medical appointment all by 1:30 pm, an accomplishment for us in the best of times.  The appointment was with the consulting orthopedist (who also replaced both my hips and repaired one of Dianne's hips earlier on).  He gave her a clean bill of health, the fracture has healed completely and she may do anything she is able.  He called the healing miraculous.

On the other hand my brother-in-law checked himself out of hospital against medical advice.  He says he feels fine, we all feel he is "blowing smoke............" and that he just wants to be home when he dies.  He doesn't want medical people or family making a fuss over him.  Death, it seems, is often harder on the survivors than on the dying.  We think he would be quite capable of taking his own life if he decided that was the best way to go, which would, no doubt, add to the burden of the grieving.

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amaebi
Aug. 30th, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
I'm thrilled for Dianne's recovery! May she find herself able to do more and more, bit by bit, with an asymptote at much more capacity than seems possible.

And may all Dianne's family, and all of us, receive the strength to stand what there is to stand.
reginaterrae
Aug. 30th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Bobby, do you have any notion of what comes after death? I'm sorry about your brother, and from what you say, more for you and the other grievers.
pondhopper
Aug. 30th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
Dianne got a wonderful report. It took time but she is healed and I hope she can carry on despite the burden of her brother's troubles. It's harder on those who love the person than on the person themselves.
cathy_edgett
Aug. 30th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
I do think death is harder on the survivors than the dying. I think they are protected somehow, isolated while we, in our health, have to come to terms with what is so difficult to understand. We have no control, whereas they may have some choice in what occurs. It is tough.

How wonderful to experience healing an orthopedist calls miraculous.
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