I am expected to graduate from our ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) class at HealthSouth Cityview in Fort Worth on Wednesday, Feb. 1st! They have pretty much got me therapied as much as they can and I'm the class leader and have completed all the courses and have developed strategies for ongoing deficits. Because of this I don't have to attend as much and can now complete Huddler courses and finish my application for SS disability (wow - it is extensive!).
We discussed what I wanted to do for a graduation party and one of the therapists offered her Thanksgiving turkey she got from HealthSouth; it's a 28 lb. bird and her and her husband could never consume it so they stuck it in their freezer. So, instead of me bringing a cake (you have to supply your own party... yes, they're hit with budgetcrunchitis as much as anyplace else), she is going to take out the turkey to thaw in the fridge for a week, then bring it to me next Wednesday and I will pump and cure it for a week and smoke it Jan. 31st on Tuesday, and bring it into class Wednesday. The other therapists will bring in dishes to pass and we'll have a big lunch party! Do you know how long it will take me to smoke a 28 lb. turkey? A lonnngggg time, lol! And, it will be better than a cake (sugar is a risk factor, lol!)
Here is a poster we made in class yesterday of inspirational sayings; in the center is a facebook saying from my wife's second cousin, Bill Gregg from Tampa, Fla. who is a Spina Bifida survivor and I made sure it was in the center of the poster honoring him, he is an inspiration to us all!
The center quote is: (black background, white lettering)
"Disabilities Do Not Disable People:
Love, Accept and Appreciate Differences!
( = Thank You! = )"