Sunday, December 12, 2010

Checked in

There are so many ways for me to keep in touch that I'm now finding it hard to communicate. Here I thought that "Checking in" to the rehab in Portland, on Facebook, would cover me. But I still needed to keep up with email, Tweets, and texts. And, admittedly, the short messaging technologies are more easily managed from my iTouch than the blog is (though I am using the Blog Booster app right now), but too many lines of communication do somewhat defeat the intention of the blog. Not that I can possibly complain about having too many varied communities in my support system. But that's a matter for my long-overdue Thanksgiving post.

So let it just be known that I did get released from MGH on Friday (just gotta keep my head clean and intact)and am now comfortably tucked back into my bed (117B) at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital. It's been really nice seeing friendly, familiar faces and not have them recoil at the sight of my newly-refreshed head wounds. I've had many more nice comments about the shape of my head than disgusted ones about my incisions or my uneven haircut (something definitely needs to be done about the latter - I neglected to tell the surgical team to just shave my entire head, nor did i put those instructions in my Living Will/skull birthing plan).

Jamie was able to bring the boys in today, which was a wonderful reminder of why I'm back here - there's still work to be done so I can get back home. With a little determination and a lot of support(literally) from my great therapists here, hopefully , that will happen by Christmas. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop


  1. So glad to hear you're back in Portland! I had kind of assumed you were still in Boston when we didn't hear any news on Friday. If you haven't been sent home by then, we'll come in to see you next Sunday. Jason's stuck working this project release at work. I do hope you'll be home by Christmas...I'm sure that would be the best gift of all.
    Talk to you soon!
    Love - Joel

  2. At MGH the therapists were enthusiastic about your progress, everyone at NERH is psyched that you're back and eager to keep your momentum going -- and we're thrilled that you just sent a long blog posting!

    Mom and Dad

  3. Sorry I did not make it to say hi at MGH this week - I have all my priorities mixed up. ;o( Jamie Boy reported that your head looks good! Photos Photos!

  4. Excellent, you are home-ish! I'm chortling about the idea of a skull birthing plan. If you need a head shaving partner, let me know. I could use a chance to go back to my roots. (Hee! Get it??) It's drizzly and grey here in NYC today and oh, I'd love to swing by and lounge around to watch Scott Pilgrim with you. xo. EFS

  5. Great to hear from you, Ken! We got the word from Tess & Doug Friday that you were back in Maine--obviously that's great news! I'm glad you got to play with those two charmers today, so gray and dreary outside, but they can light up any room. Hope to see you soon.

  6. Ken,
    Nice to see your words again. Welcome back to the neighborhood. See you soon.
    Dave A