10.04.2009

[Ben Left & his doppelganger, Dorian]

Hey Kids. Been a little [lot] silent, round here. One of our closest friends suffered a really serious brain injury almost two weeks ago. [Fell and hit his head in just the wrong spot while skating with his dog.] Needless to say it has been a terrifying and draining couple of weeks. We're spending all of our energy thinking positive thoughts***, supporting Dorian's wife Aimee in any way she will let us, and really just trying to keep our composure while doing things that seem so unimportant, like work. [Let alone posting to my blog.]

He's not quite out of the woods, but for the last couple of days he has shown some fantastic and really encouraging improvements, and we are all hopeful that very soon we'll have our [very bruised up and undoubtedly disoriented] friend back. We all miss him so much.

So, until things are less scary, expect that I won't be around. But, soon. Really soon.

***It seems, much to my surprise, I needed a lesson in believing in the power of positive thinking. [Surprise, cause I always though I was kind of a hippie deep down] It's just SO HARD when you are terrified for someone's life. But, I am getting better. In that spirit, good thoughts please! xo

9 comments:

  1. All my good thoughts are aimed your way. Big hug to you and yours, and I really hope for some good news soon! xo

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  2. positive thoughts being sent your way! his wife is lucky to have your support- it must mean the world to her to know she's not going through this alone.

    if you need a mental escape to the desert i just posted some pictures of the abandoned homesteads, which you must have seen if you've been to jtree before. hope each day passes with better and better news. :)

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  3. I'm so sorry, sweets. My thoughts are with you and your friend. I hope he gets better soon.

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  4. I am so, so sorry. If you need any information at all on brain injury, or just someone to commiserate with, feel free to drop me an email. I have read approximately twelve million books on brain injury this last year. I could recommend some titles for your friend. This is going to be a long road, with lots of ups and downs, but there is a lot of hope.

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  5. Wow. I'm sending you all my best wishes and positive thoughts...

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  6. How brutal. The mister has two brain injuries in his family and it is a hard, hard thing to go through. I am glad to hear your friend is doing better; sending you all good thoughts.

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  7. thinking of you. and your friend. xx

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