Long Overdue Update

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Not much to tell, which in itself is GOOD news, I suppose. Robert has been able to stay out of the hospital, free of urinary tract or other infections.

Christopher Reeve, RIP

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

The world, especially those affected by paralysis, mourn the death of actor, director and disability advocate, Christopher Reeve, who died on October 10, 2004. He wasn’t just a Superman. He was a super man. In the first photo, Reeve as a young mn. In the second, as he is best remembered. Then, after the fall. […]


Saturday, September 11th, 2004

This is a beautiful song from Gloria Estefan’s Unwrapped album. Lyrics below. En espanol of course! Tengo marcado en el pecho todo los dias y el tiempo no me dejo estar aqui Tengo una fe quemadura que va conmigo y me cura desde que te conoci Tengo un hueya perdida entre tu sobra y la […]

Pixture Time!

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

This is one of my favorite photos of Robert. It was shot about this time in 2002. I hadn’t had the 300ZX very long at that time, and the days were still kind of long. This is near the Houston Ship Channel. Comments Linda Lee This is great! We got back from vacation and hadn’t […]

A Little of This; a Little of That

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Robert has been showing more independence each day. He doesn’t get up and cook dinner every evening, but he gets up and fixes lunch for himself each day. Sometimes, I come home for lunch and we eat together. This weekend will be our big grocery shopping expedition. That used to be Roberto’s task, one he […]

Fall Down, Go Boom

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

It finally happened. The physical therapists at TIRR warned it would. They always said, it’s not a matter of if, but when. When you fall. I was running late getting off work last night and called the house around 6 p.m. When Robert answered, I asked my customary question, “Is everything okay?” He replied that […]

Getting Out of the House

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

On June 23, my employer sponsored a Family Fun Night at Minutemaid Stadium, where we were special guests and got to watch the Astros not win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Oh well!) We feasted on catered “ballpark” fare, juicy hamburgers with all the trimmings, succulent hot dogs, cookies, ice cream, fruit salad, veggie quesadillas, beer, […]

July Update

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

Robert is doing fairly well. He has managed not to have any UTIs since that really bad one he had in mid-April, right after he got home. So far, so good! His appetite is back to normal (eat everything in site!). He’s keeping his blood sugar under control (which helps with no run-away urine output, […]


Sunday, April 25th, 2004

I just hope Robert doesn’t have to celebrate his birthday in the hospital and that we have good news by that time. That would be a nice present. Comments Memo Hello Bro, Que pasa? Hope that another abscess is not forming and hope you heal from the infection quickly. Si no es una cosa es […]

Home Is Where the Heart(land) Is

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Robert got to Heartland after lunch today. He was kind of disappointed to be sharing a room with someone. A grumpy old man who flirted shamelessly with the nurses but who, wisely, did not attempt to strike up a convo with Robert. As long as Robert has been in the hospital, he has been isolated […]