Day 215 | APRIL 13, 2022
Good evening, Friends, today is day 215 of our new and amazing life.
Today was a hard day.
I didn’t visit with Charlie since she had two amazing friends that wanted to visit her, I was happy to give my spot so Charlie could have some girl time 😉
We talked via video call today and it was an emotional call.
Today, Charlie had a very painful and difficult day. On a rare occasion, she expressed how much pain she was feeling, not only physical pain, but also emotional pain.
Charlie told me that she had a PT session with a locomotor training and she described as one of the most painful things she faced so far, they adjusted the angle of her orthopedic shoe, and that alone caused incredible pain, because the top of her ankles is open, her skin has ripped due to the movement and correction of her dropped foot.
She also has open skin spots on her underarm and above her knee, I can’t even comprehend the pain she must be experiencing. To have your skin ripped open and to continue to move is hard to imagine.
During her shower, she described the blood just running as the water hits her wounds, and the burning sensation that she feels.
When Charlie “complains“ I know it is serious.
The pain made her feel more emotional and she also shared with me how sad she was to be missing one more holiday with the boys, Charlie loves Easter and it’s hard on her to be missing it this year, she also named every major holiday that she has missed since the accident, it is really hard to see her in so much pain.
I know how strong she is and as much I want to encourage her , today I didn’t say much, I listened and validated her, it is not weakness to feel sadness once in a while, she is human, and bad days are part of this difficult journey , Thank you Charlie for being vulnerable when the old friend sadness comes in knocking, you are amazing and I know that Tomorrow is a new day, and you will feel stronger , the pain will not be gone, but your spirits will be up.
I hope that your friends were able to offer you a little bit of distraction and joy during their visit tonight.
Tonight, I kindly ask you for a special prayer of strength for Charlie.
May God Bless You!