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Rehab for my husband at long last

Waited for it for such a long time whilst he was in hospital that when we were told that he would be transferred to the rehab unit I couldn't believe it until we were there. Don't know how I feel as didn't have much time to digest. Hopefully things will keep progressing. I know there will be good days and bad days. Past 2 months I have been with him at the hospital every day for about 10 or 11hrs every day supporting him in every possible ways I can. Now that he is in the Rehab I am going back to work next week as I have to leave him in the safe hands of others. It is a strange feeling. I am scared and worried but I know I got to let go and trust that they will be taking good care of him.

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Wonderful news for you both and the next step towards your husband getting back some independence. I was the same as you three years ago, and went back to work, somewhat reluctantly, once my husband get a bed in the rehab unit. He was 75 miles away from home so I got him a simple mobile phone and we spoke morning and night during the week and I went to visit from Friday night to Sunday night. The unit had a room for family to stay so most weekends I was able to book that meaning I got to spend loads of time with him. Coming back home every weekend was filled with tears for me, but I could see some small improvement every time I saw him no matter how tiny. Hugs, x


Hi. That's great he is in the right place now. The staff/doctors are experts in B/I. They will be able to offer him what is needed for him to make big strides. I waited weeks in hospital for a bed in the rehab unit. In the end I had become to good some I had to wait months for the outpatient rehab unit. I was really too good to be there so I was in & out.

Please let me know if you need any help & support ??



I'm sure he will be in the best hands, and correct rehab is SO important for a good recovery.

Some people recover more quickly than others, but remember, the brain NEVER stops healing. Sometimes, progress is so slow, we don't feel it.

I wish you and your husband all the best!

Good luck!

Love Debs



Thank you for all your kind words. They brought tears to my eyes. Reading your messages have given me lots of hope.


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