Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April 23 Update

Well just had a good conversation today with Kelley, we had a bit of catching up to do since I had been gone on vacation for a week. Not to much has changed, she still has intense nerve pain (particularly between 3 to about 5 pm), but is staying on top of PT before that kicks in. She is particularly enjoying her pool PT, and says her balance and ability to move her legs in the pool continue to improve by small degrees. She also thinks she may have found a good acupunturist, this is #3 right now. It is frustrating how many not so good acupuncturists and chiropractors there are out there, because when you find a good one you really "get" the magic they can accomplish when they really know their stuff. ....So we got some plans for this weekend, since I haven't seen her for a few weeks. We are going to try to paddle this weekend at lake Natoma, (in some sort of lake kayak), and I am going to show her how to post on this blog so she can start telling her own story....

Many of you know her friend Spencer who is fighting his own battle with cancer right now, and have been following his blog. Kelley has incredible admiration for his unique ability to tell his story through his own difficult challenge. I will continue to help Kelley with her blog,and she will tell her story differently then Spencer, but you can expect to hear from her directly more in the future.

I have also been reading Spencers blog regularly. As sad as it is that these two special people are facing such trials right now, being part of this experience has been incredibly powerful. Spencers wisdom and heart, Kelleys strength and perseverence, and for both, the courage and grace that keeps breaking through as they face there individual challenges has profoundly affected many of us. I know my life and perspective has been forever changed. So with the sadness and fear about what lies ahead, there is also hope and inspiration. The next blog will be from Kelley, so stay tuned.... Sue


ronaldo said...

Hi Kel, thinking of you and keeping you in our evening toast and prayers.
You mean the world to us and we wish you well and out of pain.
Thanks Julie and Sue for keeping us informed, it's really great when we are so far away.
We love you, Aloha, Macedo's.

Heather Brooks Freer said...

We love you Kelley, and check on you every day through this page. We are so glad you have such wonderful people in your life, and hope you know what an inspiration you are to us, how well you remind us to enjoy each day and each other! Soooooo great to hear you were on the water! Woo hoo!

love, Heather, Tom, Jordan and Sawyer