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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.

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

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.

Rehab, Day 10, Feb. 13, 2017

Transportation from the rehab facility to my grandmother’s orthopedist appointment

Rehab, Day Five, Feb. 8, 2017

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Re-claiming a sense of normalcy and routine while cooped up in rehab.