First Day of Therapy

 A March 1st snow storm and my first day of therapy during round two at Northern Colorado Rehab Hospital. Today went good for my first day of structured therapy. I had visits from physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The weekend doctor on call came to my room during the occupational therapist’s visit. We(…)

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Getting Ready to Get Better

 My first day at the Rehab Hospital ended up busier than anticipated. No hard workouts, mostly evaluations, goal setting and meeting staff members that will help me get back on my feet and hopefully closer to where I was a week ago. As I look at my clock, I realize that it was one week(…)

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Home Away From Home…

This evening I returned to the Northern Colorado Rehab Hospital. This is the facility that helped me after my surgery last September.I was anticipating returning here within the next six weeks or so, but on an outpatient basis. It is helpful to see nursing and care staff that know me and will help me with(…)

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A Detour on the Road Home

February 26, 2014 Written 29 minutes ago by Ken Summers Today was actually a good day. My sister-in-law Sue spent the morning with me, I had visits from Ted Grizzle, Pastor John Engle, flowers from Pastor Mark Orphan and the Timberline Missions Team and even a visit from Kelly Schilling (my at-home physical therapist). I(…)

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Almost Home!

February 25, 2014 by Ken Summers As I write tonight this title has some double meaning. I hope to return home later tomorrow after passing a cardio test on my heart to verify that the irregular heartbeat is infection related and not due any blocked arteries. The other perspective is that I was “almost home” (…)

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Transfer to Regular Room

Monday, February 24, 2014 by Debbie Summers I am working on this in a corner of Ken’s ICU room with a mask on while Ken gets yet another PICC (intravenous line that goes from his upper arm directly into his heart) placed in preparation for him going home to have antibiotics.  He will also ‘get’(…)

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