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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Exhaustion! (Joseph's Title for today) -- Wedneday 2/1/06

Today was a very busy day! Along with speech therapy and speaking valve "class", physical therapy worked Joseph's arms, took him in around in a wheel chair, then took him to the gym to work his legs. After a rest they sat him up on the edge of the bed and worked his arms again. There were a lot of other things in between, but needless to say-- he was exhausted!! He has a bunch of really great people here, helping him to get his strength back. It seems great to be doing something even if it is exausting. He was so tired he was shaking and threw up. He has a massage therapist who worked him over for an hour and made the world good again. He's looking forward to a good night's sleep and back to work again tomorrow.

7 Comments:

Blogger Gym Rat said...

Ohh! Massage...mmmmmm! :-)

Going to the gym is exhausting, but worth it in the long run, right? *wink* You just KNOW I had to say that.

Keep up the good work! Hugs!

Feb 1, 2006, 8:47:00 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

That does sound exhausting, but keep up the good work you will do great! I think I found some winning chick flicks you just might like, so when you get sick of all the action packed movies just let me know.

Feb 1, 2006, 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger Rocky said...

Workouts aren't so bad as long as you get that nice massage at the end oh ya. Keep up the hard work.
Rocky J.

Feb 2, 2006, 4:21:00 PM  
Blogger rach said...

Hey Joe! I am sorry to hear about what happened, but I am happy to hear about your progress! Rehab sounds like hard work, but you'll pull through! You are like that! Good luck!
I am praying for you every night!

Rach

Feb 2, 2006, 5:33:00 PM  
Blogger Diane & Dean said...

Some friends in Bend have a son-in-law, Nathan Ogden and his wife, Heather, who are trying to contact you. Nathan was paralyzed in a snowboard accident here in Bend about four years ago. He is in a program in Provo, part of which, the OB Gyn doctor you talked to earlier, leads and teaches. They are an inspiration to all who know them and want to talk to you to share their experiences with you.

Feb 2, 2006, 6:05:00 PM  
Blogger AbbyP said...

Great job Joe! I'm soooo prous of you! Keep up the good work. You lucky bum, you get massages :-)

Love you!
Abbs

Feb 2, 2006, 9:02:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie (Record) Davis said...

Boy, you are a trooper!!! Sounds like you are doing good. We are all cheering for you! Keep it up,and know we are ALL praying for you.

Feb 3, 2006, 8:10:00 AM  

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