Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Days Go By
Something amazing happened today! Something that made my day, before I tell you let me set up the story. One of the biggest issues I've had since the stroke is keeping track of what day it is, reading a calendar is extremely challenging because it requires a higher level of cognition to do that, according to Super Annie. In an attempt to cure this problem I've had since November, Matt has put a calendar in our room for me to look at everyday, he writes all of our various doctor and therapy appointments on it si I can see what is happening when. He also crosses out the days that have passed so I can better see where we are on the calendar. I look at the calendar everyday and try to remeber what day of the week we're on and the date, so I can figure out the date a few days later without having to look. We had an OT appointment this morning at the University's clinic, and as the Master of the Calendar Matt is usually in charge of setting the alarm clock on the days we have to get up early. This morning the alarm did not go off when it should have, so I got up and got ready instead of giving into the desire to stay in bed since the alarm did not go off. Turns out Matt got a little confused about what day it was because of the long weekend. For the first time since the stroke I remembered something he forgot! I have finally conquered the calendar!