G is getting stronger
me to the grocery store several times, and pushed a cart around the store rather than
riding in the electric cart.
His balance is much better, and he has started to get things for himself from the kitchen.
As I have waited on him for the last year, this has been a bit of an adjustment, for both
of us. The reason I didn't want him getting up and down a lot previously was because he
had a catheter in his groin area for dialysis, and getting up and down increased the
risk of the catheter failing. Of course now that is not an issue.
G's voice has also much improved. The one side of his vocal chord is still paralyzed (from
when they hit the nerves during the carotid artery surgery), but the other side of the
vocal chords is compensating. When he went to the Dr. a couple of weeks ago, the
Dr. let me look at the vocal chord, and you could see where the one side would
move past the center point, closer to the side which is paralyzed. He doesn't get
as exhausted talking, and his voice is stronger, so we have decided to not risk
any type of surgical procedure to make it better. Even with minor surgery there
is always a risk (witness what just happened to Dick Clark).
G has also taken an interest in writing computer programs again, and has been working
on a model diet based on all of the constraints he has due to renal failure, high blood
pressure and diabetes.
Just hope things will continue onward and upward!