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Posted 2015-02-26T05:19:57Z

Resistance Is Futile

The photo above shows Scotty, my occupational therapist, attaching a medieval torture device designed to excersise my wrist and fingers. The jury's still out. I'll let you know. I don't care how little sleep I've had, how bad I feel or how tired I am.....the staff here just doesn't care. Their job is to get you up, get you moving and get you home and they are very serious about it. I've never met a more joyful, dedicated and talented group of people. As someone accustomed to dishing it out, I've met my match with these folks. They give it right back. We're developing a bit of a Love/Hate relationship. The rehab schedule is often grueling but designed to pack as much work as possible into a day. What could be mistaken for lack of sympathy is really dedication to my success. When you're admitted here you're given a pair of ugly, ill fitting yellow socks. The goal of rehab is to graduate to a pair of ugly, ill fitting blue socks. Yellow socks mean no unassisted standing or walking, fall precautions and staff present for any transfers. Blue socks mean freedom and unassisted walking. I will walk out of here with a pair of those blue socks. I continue to be humbled by the cards, letters, posts, prayers and well wishes from friends and family.

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Comments (13)

  • Mary Robbins-Van Meter
    Mary Robbins-Van Meter

    What a blessing to have such dedicated people on your "get well" team. I am glad that they have just the attitude needed to motivate you. Can't imagine how difficult it must be, yet seeing progress is worth it. Looking forward to seeing your blue socks!! Thinking of you daily with prayers and love. Mary

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Rhonda Covington
    Rhonda Covington

    Well, good morning Sunshine. We were hoping to see an update on your progress. Color coded sock therapy huh? That's a new twist and not unlike the colored M&M therapy that Ky put you through. :) What ever works, yellow, blue, OD green, it's all about that unassisted prize at the end. I know that no other patient in their facility will be working any harder to don a pair of their ugly, ill fitting, blue socks than you will Carey. They sound like an excellent, hardworking and very caring, crew, albeit a tad sadistic at times. LOL Keep up the good work mister. Sending prayers and best wishes for your full recovery. Hugs, Rhonda

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Ken Plunk
    Ken Plunk

    Howdy cupcake....I sense that the post might have been dictated by you (Carey) and embellished by Chad. (I hear his voice in that prose somewhere) :) I am glad you are vertical, aware, and submitting to the therapy, however grudgingly. I bet you look ravishing in those yellow socks. Keep workin for those blue socks buddy. In the immortal words of Coach Fikes, "You're doggin it Coffman, move, move, move". :) How's that for 'Throwback Thursday'? I bet its been ages since you even thought about that terrorizing period of our lives. But ya know, he put us in the best physical shape of our lives. Attain it.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Brad Chadwick
    Brad Chadwick

    Alright Carey how much would it cost for us to get the opportunity to place you in those medieval devices. I think the therapists could make a little money on the side. Just keep moving forward we are really missing you up here. I don't want to know what color the slacker socks will be so just get your blue's and come on home.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Betty Jo Gigot
    Betty Jo Gigot

    Here are prayers for blue socks from Dean and I. Love you funny friend. Keep up the good work.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Doris

    I really do like the color blue and am sure it will look great on you. Go for it! Love and hugs Doris

    5 years ago · Reply
  • brenda jo breen
    brenda jo breen

    Go, blue socks!!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Cheryl Callis
    Cheryl Callis

    Blue is my favorite color. They will be booting you out of there as quick as possible just so they can have some peace and quite! You go!!! Would like to be a little mouse in the corner while they are attaching your torture devices. Hugs to all of you. Cheryl

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Doug Thompson
    Doug Thompson

    Hope things continue to improve for you, Work up to blue socks, then you can go home and do no socks. Doug Thompson

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Cathy Doughten
    Cathy Doughten

    Keep on keeping on! You are in my daily prayers!!!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Jason Maxwell
    Jason Maxwell

    I have top disagree with you about having met "... a more talented dedicated staff..." comment, I say that because you've met me so, I'll need you to make a retraction :-) Keep fighting the good fight and we'll see you soon. Godspeed, Jason

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Barbara Allport
    Barbara Allport

    I know that wrist is itching for a vodka tonic!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Mary Jo Ferrell
    Mary Jo Ferrell

    Blue socks blue socks!

    5 years ago · Reply