Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21 Update

Sorry for the long time between updates, but here is the latest. Kelley and Kurt just went through a stressful time because Kurt developed an injury in his shoulder from a hard paddling workout that somehow turned into a serious staff infection. Dealing with that was pretty intense for awhile. Thank goodness for Leona (Kelleys Mom) who took care of both of them until Kurt was through the worst of it, and other friends who brought by food and helped drive them to doctors appts. He is on the mend now, although his shoulder is definitely going to need some rehab. So they will both be doing physical therapy for awhile. Kelley is still dealing with nerve pain and her drugs and because of that it is often hard for her to focus and maintain her energy. But in the past week or so she has really forced herself to push through and stay steady on her physical therapy. She has also gotten a couple of acupuncture treatments. She continues to feel more and more sensation in her lower extremities, and can "feel" touch on her skin in areas that she couldn't feel before. In addition to still being able to move some toes on her left foot, she also was just able to move a toe on the right foot in the last couple of days. So the flow continues... still a trickle but flow none the less... I also had the opportunity to show the "3 women, 3 hundred miles" DVD at the F.O.R. conference last weekend. Had a very enthusiastic audience of about 60 to 70 people, ,sold 11 copies of the DVD, and got a couple of donations, which will go to Kelleys NTAF account. I don't have to tell you how emotional it is to watch this DVD, and how much I look forward to the day when we can once again share adventure in the rivers and oceans again with our friend. Until next time, keep Kelley, Kurt, and Leona in your thoughts and prayers. Sue