New Plan

Taylor has been attending CNS full-time for about 3 weeks now, and it’s going very well.  She likes that she has days that are full, because she is still someone who likes to stay busy.  Her original plan was to go back to MIT in January 2015, which would be just short of 1 year since her accident.  However, she probably won’t be ready to go back by then because she and I are both discovering that neurological recovery is a very slow and long process.  Although she continues to make improvements, she will most likely not be back to independent living by January of 2015.  Her new plan is to go back in September 2015, probably part-time for 2 semesters, and then finish full-time for her last 2 years.  This, she calculates, will put her 2 years behind her original class (2016).  The amazing thing is, she came up with this plan all by herself.  She understands her limitations in a very mature way, but is still driven to go back to school.  We had our first family meeting at CNS last week, and all the therapists said that Taylor is the perfect patient.  She is pleasant to be around, does everything they ask, and is completely motivated.  Taylor still continues to amaze me with her upbeat attitude and determination, despite what she has been handed.

7 thoughts on “New Plan

  1. Hey T-bone!

    I know you can do this, and am very proud of you. I would bet money that you will continue to grow and thrive. You are a star, and we think about you every day.

    Actually, I just started my post-doc over at Feng Zhang’s lab – I brought over some stuff you might remember. First, I brought those silly Halloween vials I had next to my chemicals (Eye of Newt, Skin of Toad). Second, I brought over the sign you and Yiping made, with ‘Yibling and T-money’ on it. It’s proudly hanging in the new lab, so you two are with me whenever I’m working!

    Anyway, keep it up and enjoy the California weather. We love and miss you back here.

  2. Hi Taylor, Way to go girl! We think of you all the time and are so pleased with the outcome of your hard work. Come to Fredericksburg when you can.
    Love to you

  3. Hey guys,
    Sorry I haven’t been in touch lately, but I think about you everyday and pray for a speedy recovery. Love you very much!
    Ying

  4. Kit, I wouldn’t have thought I could be more impressed by Taylor’s maturity than I have been, yet this latest update knocked me out. Taylor is indeed the ‘perfect patient” and the New Plan sounds perfect, as well. I continue to cheer her on!

    All the best,
    Mimi McCaffrey