Monday, April 10, 2006


Picture perfect day. A bit of wind. Lots of joggers on the streets. Spring is here!. Jan went for a stroll in the park next to the hospital; well, she was in a whelchair. Encouraging signs of warmer whether at the time when Jan is feeling adapted to her new digs.

Many still don't know how to get there. Here is a link to a map and instructions on how to get to Bridgepoint Health:

Parking on Broadway is $1/Hr or you can park in the hospital parking lot at $2.25/Hr.

Best times to visit are Tuesdays, Fridays and weekends (11 to 8pm). The other days, Jan is in intensive training (physio, speech and occupational) and usually is tired at the end of the day. Because she is in a shared room for the time being, it is best not to bring large gift items for her.

My lesson for the day was: learn to live the actions of life, don't get stuck in the concepts. Jan is able to carry out longer conversations and her vocabulary continues growing by the minute. Her goal continues to be back on track as soon as possible.

She is looking forward to Easter, in particular Sunday, because she has had a resurrection herself.


1 comment:

sharon said...

Dear Jan,

Glad to hear you are adapting well to B. & also taking time to laugh more & enjoy the beautiful spring weather. I have been very sick for the past couple days. I think it's some kind of flu & I have been on antibotics for the next few days.(really I think it's stress related!) so that is why I have not been able to visit you as I don't want to spread my germs. Please know that you continue to be in my prayers & thoughts EVERYDAY! I miss you so much.

This week is a memorable time for me as we meet 6 years ago around this time at 21st Century Leadership. Jan you were my roommate. I loved your singing running the mile in the morning & while we were in our room. It was so beautiful & peaceful. Our friendship has developed over the years & I consider you my family, the sister I never had.

I am glad that you are looking forward to Easter. I hope that you can at least (if you like) experience the service at the sanctuary or RUC.

My prayer for you today is that you continue to blessing my God & treasure the love of your many friends & family as HE heals you emotionally & physically.

One thing I remember from you when we spoke on the phone before your anerysm (spelling) is the lesson: You get it when you get it -meaning you will learn something when you are ready to learn it. Jan I believe that your laughter shows your eagerness & acceptness to learn so much. You have so much to offer. I love you very much & look forward to seeing you soon!