The memories keep flooding. This was day 6 of the stroke journey, 5 years back, the day we cut all brain scan gel out of my matted, waist length hair.
|Best pre-stroke hair picture I have, taken about a year prior to stokes, so add a few inches in your mind to see what was cut that day.|
Rick Saake with Jenni Saake at Renown Regional Medical Center.Quick Update:Jenni was just moved from ICU to the neurological floor. PM me if you need the room number. She will not be seeing visitors, until at least tomorrow afternoon, at the earliest.
|October 30, 2011 hair cut, picture take several weeks later, over in rehab hospital.|
If you've read the draft version of my stroke book introduction, it was on this day that I received the two mylar balloons that were my companions for the next several weeks. Those balloons passed along by my hospital roommate of only a few hours, hope that I too would leave this hospital as she just had!
|Mid-December my hubby hunted down a friend who came to the hospital and took even more length, transforming my hair with some style!|
|Me today, October 30, 2016.|
And yet, I'm not where I want to be yet. Better, not fully restored/recovered. Am I pushing for what will never be? Am I pushing for Rapunzel-length locks? I sometimes get seriously frustrated both with the snail, frozen snot, pace or recovery. I sometimes really get frustrated and consider cutting my hair again. I know myself well enough to know I would not be OK with either decision in the long run. I think there are just days I long for a break from being me.
|My hair's too long to even fully fit in the picture today! I's growing!|