It was our wedding anniversary the other day and my husband was feeling very low and commenting that he is not improving anymore and making alarming statements like ' I hate who I have become'!..... So I went back through my old journals and blogs over the days, weeks and months after it all happened.
I started to go back over the goals we had 12 months ago and how we changed the goals as he exceeded everything that we strived for. Some of the goals seem simple but were so important like being able to sit at the table for dinner without getting up all the time.....I kept the old charts where during a 15 minute dinner he could get up upto 60 times....I reminded him that we went out for lunch for our anniversary and he sat through 3 courses and happily chatted without incident for almost an hour.....
The point I am trying to make is that please don't forget or let your family member forget all the achievements and just how far we have all come.
Many here have been 'recovering' for years and others are only weeks into the new life that has been thrown at us... But how ever small or great the improvements are just keep in mind that you are amazing!