Friday, May 20, 2016
Best Day in a Long Time!
Yesterday I was cursing Mercury Retrograde to the hilt. There were communication breakdowns, computer problems - and I had an upset stomach!
Today, however, it was just the opposite! I'm SO happy!
The communication breakdown got resolved, my stomach felt much better, and I went on a marvelous celebratory shopping spree.
But the very best part of the day was when I went to Toronto Rehab for my first appointment. They measured the strength and agility, and were impressed by the results. I was given water and then nectar to drink. That went well, as well as the consumption of toast and the apple sauce.
Unlike the SLP's (Speech Language Pathologists) at Mount Sinai, Dr. Bayley and Talia (an SLP) were optimistic and upbeat. They were respectful towards me and were very encouraged by my swallowing results. Unlike the SLP's from Mount Sinai, they didn't tell me I should never eat orally again. Instead, they broadly hinted that it might be possible, if things go well, the G-tube could be removed totally - or, it might be a combination of the G-tube and eating orally.
I'm so happy - I'm being listened to and being respected!