Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wow! The days just seem to fly on by nowadays. My days are so filled now that I don't even have the time or energy to blog as much as I want to. The girls have taken to the new school schedule without a hitch. My daily schedule consists of: putting the girls on the bus at 7am, visit with Troy from 8:30am (or later...depending on Atlanta to about 1pm, pick up girls from bus stop, workout at gym for an hour, go home, do homework, errands (if needed), dinner, mommy time and "housely" duties; next thing I know it's 2am and I have to be in bed to do it all over again the following day. Troy needs to hurry up and get home and help me! LOL.

I do have to say that Troy is starting to talk much louder now and is a bit better at getting his point across. He is getting better at articulating his words a bit more. He can read his bible now so I get that for him and help him with that as much as I can. He gets very emotional reading it so I try to read it to him as much as he lets me. He is now starting to say he wants to come home, a lot! That's pretty much all he talked about today was wanting to come home. He told me today that he doesn't like that place anymore and wants to come home. I asked him if he didn't like the treatment there and he replied "They treat me fine, but it's not HOME!" and yes, he yelled that last part at me. I'm very happy to see how much he is aware of his surroundings now.

I also need to mention that because Troy has been participating in therapy now (versus therapy being done to him) that he is officially out of his coma now. It's been about 2 weeks, but I spoke with the doctor on Thursday to confirm that.

Troy's memory is the toughest part right now. He doesn't remember when I've been there from one day to the next. He has trouble remembering anything from now until 5 or 6 years ago, so anything that has happened since then, he has trouble recalling it. I remind him of where he worked, what church we attended, where we lived and anything that has happened in the past 6 years every day. That's been helping him a bit.

Little by little his memory should regain. The doctor does advise me that he might still have trouble with some memories, but I am happy to have Troy here with us, so I can deal with the rest. I have started to write things on the board for him to help him stay reminded of when I've been there and what day it is and so forth.

Troy does remember that he was going to school to be a pastor and Troy knows that he could have been dead right now and God has given him another chance at life. Troy told me a few nights ago that the world should watch out, because here comes Troy. Troy told me that he will work on his approach and tell people how good God has been to him. I was overjoyed by hearing him talking like this. Troy is already planning out his testimony to share with the world. I can't wait to hear it from Troy's mouth!


  1. Seriously Joan, you inspire me to look at the good side of things and not dwell on the negative. You have been so strong through all of this and you are so superwoman!! SO happy to hear how vocal he has become and he is wanting to be at home. HUGE HUGS!!!

    Love Tina and girls

  2. This is such great news!!! Me reading this, has made my day.

    You guys keep up the good work. Please tell troy that chris nichols the stunt guy says hi.


  3. Hi Joan,

    It was so good to hear about Nick's conversation with Troy. I am continually amazed at the work God is doing in Troy's recovery (although I really shouldn't be surprised-we serve an awesome, all powerful God and he has shown that in so many ways).

    Our family blog is Give Troy our best and tell him we can't wait to hear him preach his testimony!

    Nick and Jessica

  4. Great news! i was wondering if he was out myself because of the things you were saying about his progress. God is so faithful! And you be sure to let5 us all know when he is well enough to stand and preach that sermon about how far God has brought him! I wanna be there! Kiss the everybody for me. Love you guys!
    Tamu and fam

  5. Oh what a testimony he we have to share with this world. I know exactly what he is saying. It was only after my accident did I except my calling into the ministry. But he gave me a testimony that I share every chance I get. Still praying for you all.