About this blog

After sharing e-mail after e-mail with my mother's friends and family I decided that it would be more efficient to put this information on a blog so that it would be centrally located. Here you will find information mostly on Fredi Balzano's health struggles. Feel free to contact me with specific questions.

See my other blog at daisybrainlives.blogspot.com for thoughts on knitting and cooking and other family highlights.

Thanks everyone.

Tracy B.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Its Actually Thanksgiving

Well tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

We have come a long way. Fredi, Daniel, August and I are, for the moment, not killing each other living under one roof. We all kind of do our own things as we are lucky enough to have plenty of room. The best part is that Fredi is doing soooo much better and beginning to get her life back together. She is reclaiming professional and personal contacts and is pretty active really.

Physically she can go up and down the stairs pretty well. She can only go down backwards although she is practicing going down front ways as well. When she goes up the stairs she is increasingly quick about it. The one problem is that she can’t do any of that on her own if only because she can’t carry anything while she is on the stars or walking anywhere for that matter. Her balance is improving and she is transitioning from the walker to the quad cane but she isn’t strong enough to hold open containers or carry anything from the kitchen to anywhere. So how does she manage? She has an aid for 8 hours a day who helps her with personal grooming, meal preparation, coming and going and other things. In the evening Daniel, August and I help her doing what we can. She keeps mostly to herself but joins us for some meals in the evening.

Next week she will begin going to a therapy gym to receive her PT.

This Sunday The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is reopening its full nave to the public and she is looking forward to attending mass.

Thank you all for your love, warmth and support over the last two years (almost). I really didn’t’ think we would see this day.

I will continue to post to this blog but really the best way to get news of Fredi is to ask her.


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