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Posted 2017-12-14T01:07:38Z


It is so wonderful to have Rob home. He amazes me every day with his perseverance. He is the same old Rob more concerned about how I'm doing than himself.

I didn't want him to lose any progress he has made so he has already started outpatient rehab. The therapists that evaluated him are very impressed with his progress. They say that he is extremely motivated and really pushes himself. They also said he received really good inpatient therapy and that it isn't often they see someone that has had a hemorrhagic stroke the size of his show so much promise and progress. But they don't know Rob and have no idea how many prayers, well wishes and support he has received from so many that know and love him.

I have to say we have come a long way in just a few days. The first few transfers were nail-biters, but he has gotten stronger and I feel more confident. I tease him that I don't want to be the stars of a new commercial "Help WE'VE fallen and can't get up!" I have taken him on rides around the neighborhood in his new wheels and he gets smothered in hugs and kisses and words of encouragement. What a special community we live in!!!

He received a beautiful gesture from his group of friends he grew up with in the Hudson area. He was overwhelmed with the messages and the thoughtfulness. I am absolutely in awe of the bond you guys share after so many years. THANK YOU!!

Thank you for the text messages, food, cards, balloons, phone calls that you continue to bless us with. They are so appreciated. I wish I could call each and every one of you and express our gratitude, but the days fly by and there doesn't seem to be enough hours to carry out my intentions. But one day,  things will settle down and I will be able to make those calls to tell you how much it has meant to us.

We are sending our love and gratitude!!!

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Comments (12)

  • Lynda Chase
    Lynda Chase

    I am so glad to hear you two are marching on! I have been calling Jody each day for updates. Can't wait to see you guys this weekend! 🎉❤️🎊😘

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Brian Butcher
    Brian Butcher

    So happy about Rob’s continued progress. Your faith & fortitude will carry the day. The Advent devotion on this day is good news. Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Beerman

    Just amazed by all the support and progress. Keep up the good work. The rehab sounds extremely positive! Maintain the momentum...

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jaclyn Clark
    Jaclyn Clark

    We're so glad to hear about Rob's homecoming. What a celebration to be back home together! We are praying for you. Grant specifically prays for Uncle Justin's daddy in his prayers. Keep up the good work, Rob!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Erika Jones
    Erika Jones

    So glad to hear your encouraging report on Rob’s progress. I will continue to lift you both up in prayers.

    2 years ago · Reply
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  • Barbara Mavrovitis
    Barbara Mavrovitis

    Cynthia, Basil and I are so glad to hear Rob is doing so well it’s wonderful he’s home - and for Christmas! Please give him a big hug from us! We love you all and you’re in our prayers always! 💞

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jeff Kleinschmidt
    Jeff Kleinschmidt

    Great to hear that Rob is home and in time for the holidays! I am sure it will lift his spirits and help him in his road to recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys during Christmas and the New Year. Keep working hard Zed!! Jeff & isolina

    2 years ago · Reply
  • nick reiter
    nick reiter

    Really good news about Rob's progress. Never a doubt for us, knowing his tenacity. We pray Rob will continue to get stronger every day and get back to the "old" Rob as soon as possible!! All our love. Nick and Joan

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Bruce Baumhardt
    Bruce Baumhardt

    Zade, sharing some big hearty howdies from your old friends up north as we head to the annual holiday lunch. Good luck and best wishes from Tom (Itch) Williams, Pete (3-Hole) Julias, and Eric (Eelpout) Lind and Brett (no nickname available) Wines. Looking forward to hearing more about your progress and reminding you that we are all thinking about you guys. Boomer

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Kimberly Bell
    Kimberly Bell

    thanks for the update and it's so good to know that Rob is settling in at home and also continue the therapy. Continued prayers. Love to both of you!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Kathy Beckwith
    Kathy Beckwith

    So glad you're home, Rob. There's no better place to heal. And you and Cynthia are a great team. You are surrounded by friends and family that love you, near and far. I'm home taking care of Will since his carpel tunnel surgery. It relieved pressure on a nerve and he has feeling in his pointer finger, which he hasn't for years. All this in preparation for his 7th surgery on this hand next March, since he injured it. He's snoring right beside me on the couch right now. Rest is good medicine. I have kitty duty too. Sara and Matt are out west visiting the other side of their family, so Hopper is in my charge. So glad that you and Cynthia haven't tumbled. Those first transfers are a challenge, but you soon learn to work together. We think of you every day and you are among our prayers, always. I have complete faith in your recovery to continue with steady progress! Thanks for keeping us posted, Cynthia. I know your days are full. Be sure to rest yourself when Rob rests! You both need it. I know it's tempting to get other things done then, but you need recovery time yourself. Much love, Kathy & Will

    2 years ago · Reply