Thousend times thanks!

To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,

On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther

Foto's Frank

dinsdag 21 juni 2011

Transfers and Spel!

Today 'Spel!' arived and Frank was clearly pleased with it, specialy with the opening words. And how much attention do you think Frank has for visitors when he has unread paper in his hands?

None! But Esther, his sister, knows the habit and has the skills to get him out of it. And it was just then that Frank told the fabulous news that he made a transfer today on his own, not in a 'tillift' (Dutch for 'sling lift' or 'sit-to-stand lift') and not once but twice, once on the toilet and once into his bed. We told him that we wanted to see it. So Frank complied! Under the supervision, guidance and help of a nurse Frank just moved from his bed to his wheelchair.

First Frank sits on the side of his bed, contemplating his next move.

And before I had time to realise when Frank would move he was already looking back to check if something was forgotten.

I will never dare him again to prove his words. (Or should I just to... ah well, time will tell.) And off we went to blog about this all, Frank in his wheel chair, walking with one leg and steering with one hand.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. WAY TO GO FRANKIE!!!!! All -bloody-right! ! Gorblimey, first he complains about no improvement and then he thinks "what the hell, let's just go for it." And once again he leaves everyone with their jaw somewhere between the knees and the floor. (klunk) Well done laddie!


  2. That is absolutely amazing!