After that, they all took turns coming for 1-3 days a week. Sure made me feel wanted! My room was known to the nurses as the room with the music, the photographs, the cards and the flowers. It was all an enormous support. Other friends supported my wife, who I'm now totally dependent on. The role of caregivers is sadly under-estimated. We have a long list of friends wanting to visit once I get home.
I can't leave out the nurses, who provide all the day-to-day care, and the therapists who have brought me to this point. And here at Parkwood the patients get to know each other. It makes you feel like you have an extended family.
I'm even at the point of appreciating social media. When something like this happens, you need all the communication tools you can find.