The Starfish Project

The combined effort of our whole family.

Mom is in Physical Rehab Now

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Mom was discharged from St. Joseph’s and transferred to a rehab facility in Mesa on Saturday night.  It’s a lovely place very close to home for me and Dad.  She needs a lot of physical and occupational therapy because of the muscle weakness (myopathy) created by the Decadron.  So, they anticipate they will keep her there for two or three weeks to recover.  She will have several hours and sessions of physical therapy every day to get stronger.

She is in a private suite (which is really nice) and is being well cared for.  The staff are all so nice and friendly and the place is really clean.

I’ll bring my camera and take some pictures of her over the next few days so you can take a peek at her.

She has done some moving around since the vertebroplasty and doesn’t seem to have any pain in her back anymore.  Yeah!!  We’re so happy about that.  So, now it will be much easier for her to do her exercises now that she’s out of back pain.  She’ll only have to worry about getting stronger – and not worry about pain management (which can be all-consuming).  Anyone who’s had chronic pain knows how difficult it is to work through it to do anything.  So, we are very grateful that the pain has been relieved by the back procedure.

Thank you all so much for all the prayers and positive thoughts for Mom over this past month or so.  It’s been a very difficult time for her (and for us too) and we’re so happy to be on the other side of all of it.  I’m guessing our girl will be up and about (and causing trouble again) in no time.

I’ll let you know if anything changes…



Written by Tracey

February 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm

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  1. Hi, Jullie Oolie,

    So happy you are in rehab in Mesa. You’ve had quite a journey getting there. See, I told you that you were a real tiger. You certainly proved that.

    Keep up the good work, Kiddo!


    Jan and Dave

    Jan and Dave

    February 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm

  2. Hello Julia, Your daughter has been doing a wonderful job of keeping everyone informed with this great website. Thankfully I have been able to read her journal entries and know exactly how you are doing step by step. Good job Tracey! Julia I am so grateful that your are in re-hab and look forward to hearing the good reports of your recovery. Bless your heart you have been through so many challenges but I know that God has given you the strength and the courage to see them through. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue to make strides toward regaining your health.

    Love you much,
    Elaine =)


    February 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

  3. Hi Julia,

    I have been checking back daily to see if there is an update on how you are doing but haven’t seen anything for awhile now. Hope all is going well with your recovery. Just wanted to let you know that I am keeping you in my prayers my friend and believing for complete restoration of your health and strength.

    Love you much,
    Elaine =)


    February 17, 2009 at 9:31 am

  4. Julia, I miss you so much, We are looking forward to seeing you again, so get well, I know you have been through a lot, but Judah is standing by! Let me know if I can be of any help…Just talking helps a lot…and the Roses are starting to grow. Robynns new grand daughter Born Feb. 3. 7 lb ,6oz 21 long and her name is Isabel…Robynn and Jennifer are doing fine. So keep looking up Jesus is coming soon!!All of us are praying for all of you !!
    Love to all of you, Judie and Dave


    February 18, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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