A Good Visit   10 comments


I had a great visit this evening with Stephen. He was as sharp and as lucid as I’ve ever seen him, and I do mean ever.

A wave of joy and relief washed over me as I made my way home after sitting with him over his dinner. Up until three days ago he says he hasn’t really been aware of what’s been happening. Only recently has he been able to recall things that happened one or two days ago. And indeed when I spoke with him on the phone this morning he recalled our interaction the previous day.

To be sure, challenges await him, but he says he’s ready to get back to it, with what feels like a new chance. I can’t wait to move forward alongside him!

Posted August 21, 2012 by troutseeker in Wisconsin

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  1. Tom – Thanks for sharing this with us. You and Stephen are certainly such good friends. Love you and Love Stephen.


    Margaret Anderson
  2. Glad you had a good visit. Thanks for the tip the other day too. Dad that was visiting and I had a great time fishing.. Although mom and wife were not too pleased with our late return.

  3. Tom,
    I’m so happy for Stephen and you. I’m tearing up as I write this – it’s so unbelieveable and wonderful. Give Stephen my very best wishes. Love Dad.

    Margaret Anderson
  4. Deepest joy and gratitude for where Stephen is today! …thank you for sharing it with us. It is so nice to see his face.

  5. Stephen’s smile makes me smile! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Stephen told me yesterday how fond he is of you and your family, Emily. He said, “They’re really good people.” He is so grateful right now for the awesome circle of friends he is privileged to know. We need to give him a BIG welcome home! Soon!


  6. Thanks for this great update Tom. I visited him briefly last Tuesday (brought him some chard he was craving) and along he recognized me, I’m not sure he could place me, nor did he remember his chard craving. So I’m THRILLED to hear of his progress. Absolutely AMAZING MAN! He’s lucky to have a friend like you.

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