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Rehab, Day 26, March 1, 2017

Throughout her rehab process, my grandmother has demonstrated tremendous strength, determination and, of course, patience with my camera following her around nearly every step of the way. She truly has given me full access, often remarking, “What choice do I have?” The image, here, was made the morning of her discharge from rehab – just in time for her to travel to New Orleans to attend my cousin’s wedding on March 4.

Rehab, Day One, Feb. 4, 2017

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My cousin gave our grandmother a plush red monkey toy to comfort her in bed. She named it Valentino in honor of Valentine’s Day. 

Rehab, Day 13, Feb. 16, 2017

Obviously feeling strong enough to tell me to buzz off during occupational therapy. After two full weeks in rehab, my grandmother is feeling more like herself again, thankfully.

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一面の秋桜にテンションが上がった日♡

帰り間際にF3にフィルムが入っていなくて
エアシャッターだったと知って落ち込んだけど
思い出写真が12枚しかなかったけど
5ヶ月ぶりにこーやって振り返ってみて
この日は12枚で良かったんだと思う。
一枚一枚どれも好きだな(自己満足。笑)

ハッセルの望遠が好きすぎる写真はこれでおしまい。

Rehab, Day 11, Feb. 14, 2017

First time in physical therapy to stand on her own, without the use of a walker, following knee surgery

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あけぼの子どもの森公園 -6-

いつまでも続く茶色い写真に胸焼けしそうだけど
もうちょっとお付き合いください。

この秋はいっぱい写真を撮りました。
一年を通して一番多かったと思います。
フィルムと現像代は、怖くて計算できません。笑

でも大好きな趣味があるって良いことですよね。
歳を重ねてもみんなで楽しく撮りに行けたらいいな。

Rehab, Day Two, Feb. 5, 2017

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Words of encouragement from my grandmother’s great-granddaughter (and my niece) who has autism. The message reads: “Get well soon to play drum set. For Grandma.” Notice the bandaged knee depicted in the drawing.