Keith spoke to his brother, Wendell, this afternoon, and there is good news. Apparently, two therapists came to Wendell's house on Saturday. They got him out of the wheelchair at the kitchen counter where Wendell stood for seven minutes. He was on his feet for the first time since last May! The therapists made him get something out of a cabinet; he said he nearly dropped a bottle of vinegar.
Keith is happy to report that he has had no seizures since December. We both pray that this continues. His neurologist has reduced the anti-seizure med. that causes so many problems down to four a day. Keith did take six a day.
When we cruised at the end of March, we discovered how little energy Keith has and how easily he tires. To that end, he joined a health club. He works out M-W-F in 30-min. sessions using about a half dozen machines. But his workouts are at the minimum at this point. No he-man stuff. VBG
I think the heaviest thing Keith has to handle is his psychological outlook. He has no fight. I have asaked him to use his brother as a good example. If your responses can help inspire him, please do write.
Do not get discouraged, my husband has also had health problems for about a year and half, after a fall. I know how frustrating it can be, because I can see it in my husband. Keep working out and keep your self busy and motivated.
We all seem to have crosses to carry at times, but do not give up, seems you have a great wife and friend named Judy, so you must try for her!
Good luck and love coming your way from Baltimore Maryland.
I am so happy to hear about Wendell and also about you. I doesn't come easy but it comes! I too am on to a drug regimen that is having good results. They just had to give me 150% of the maximum dosages.
KEEP IT UP!!!! I don't know why the journey has to be hard, but it is. Just don't let any setbacks keep you from your goal!! It's worth it.
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God doesnt give u more than u can handle... I would think this is his way of making you a stronger person... mentally, physically & emotionally. It really doesnt seem fair sometimes that "when it rains, it pours"... I feel that way alot lately with all my health issues... but I think there is definitely a silver lining in the clouds.
Keep up the good work, we are proud of you. Tell Wendell also !! Y'all are doing GREAT !!
Judy, thanks for sharing the good news about Keith and Wendell. They both have really come a long way.
Keith, you sure are lucky to have Judy there beside you to encourage you and motivate you. Just hang in there and give it your best. That's all any of us can do. Maybe you can send Judy down here to Florida for a while to crack the whip for me. :-) I need someone to get me out there building up my strength and energy too.
Keith - keep up the good work. As you acheive small goals, the large ones will be closer to the goal. As you start to build yourself up physically you will see that it will also make you want to change yourself mentally and spiritually as well. I have gone thru many medical problems over the years, and I know how hard it is to keep the big picture (of good health and quality life) in focus, but I do know that when you keep working toward those goals it is worthwhile. We will continue to keep you in prayer.
This has sure been a long road for the both of them. But in some ways it seems as though it was just last week, we were praying for the both of them to just get around. How great it is to hear this GREAT news Judy.. Glad it is going good and we will continue to pray for Wendell and Keith.