Friday, August 1, 2008
Dawn has been spending her days at her apartment in the North side of chicago. She attends outpatient physical and occupational therapy at RIC. We just went to the doctor the other day and he said her knee is looking better. He took some samples to be sent to the lab and has not completely ruled out surgery, but is optimistic that it will heal on its own. Once the lab results are back and everything looks good, she will be able to start therapy using her leg prosthetics. She uses her arm prosthetics to do daily activities such as picking up the phone and eating and will continue to practice using them to perfect these activities. She is constantly surrounded by friends, family and her boyfriend Scott, who has been amazing throughout all of this. She continues to be an inspiration for all of us and is very optimistic. We are always laughing as we adventure through this journey and learn new things. Humor is our sanity! She is living life as before...shopping, dining out, going to the movies, playing with her nieces and nephew and hanging out with friends and family. Life is good and as she gains more independence it will only get better!