Should have wrote this a couple weeks ago, but things take longer theses days and just seem to never have enough time/energy. 4/23 marked the 6 month anniversary of the....event? I continue my march towards a full recovery and am thankful for my family and friends. I do owe Craig, Steve and Dave phone calls...owe everyone a phone call and a big thanks! Drove toTahoe a couple weeks ago with a side trip to Eugene, surprised Nathan, Sheri, Bent, John and so many others by walking into the Training Class....or offices in Sheri's case...Thanks for the assist Nolan.....greatly appreciated! Biked two miles at the gym the other day, Eric made me do it and he is also having me be an assistant coach for Lukes Baseball team.....like I said, busy, busy and more busy. Great to be alive and thanks everyone so much!
Sorry for the delay, been keeping very busy with rehab. With my balance now restored, have been working on strength in my left leg and regaining movement in my left arm, in which "scapulation, or angel winging took place. my "gait" continues to improve and with the help of specialist, should have more good things to report. Please keep my brother in laws Mom,MaryJane in your prayers as she also recently suffered a Stroke
Dear family and friends,
Forgive me for taking so long to get a thank you note off to you, but every day as I am doing my Physical/Occupational therapy, I thank God for each of you who reached out to me, through your prayers and donations. Your generosity has lifted a tremendous financial burden from me and my family and allowed me to move right into from an Acute Rehabilitation program (which costs thousands of dollars) into an Out Patient Program and focus on getting well.
Right after the double aneurism/stroke occurred, I was fighting for my life as the doctors didn't give much hope and as they told my family, that if I did live, I would never walk again nor would I ever be able to live on my own. Thanks to each of you I have gone from being hoisted into a wheel chair, to now walking with the assistances of a cane. Yes, I still have a long road ahead of me, but each day there is progress. My promise to you is that I continue to give a hundred & ten percent to my therapy and one day, in the near future I will be back to living a fully recovered life.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TROY AHMANN!
Apologies for the delay since the last posting, frankly we've been watching in awe as Troy has made ENORMOUS strides in his recovery! According to his doctors(especially the original neuro surgeon)our Troy is literally a walking miracle. I've posted a video from Troy's rehab this morning on you-tube, click this link and see for yourselves! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We2DTM_fNo0&feature=youtu.be
To sum it up: Troy's outpatient rehab and constant reinforcement by Rebecca Ahmann has created Troy 2.0/or six million dollar Troy:)! as you can see he's walking with a cane!He's also making significant strides with his left arm. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU, The fund has helped pay for every bit of Troy's recovery and for that, TROY CAN NOT THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH! Coming up mid month Troy has a big neurological exam and he will continue his 3 a week PE sessions for months to come. Troy has many goals for the new year( working again, Driving, playing with his nephew Luke and personally Thanking ALL of YOU!). As you can see from the video, anything is possible, so keep the prayers coming! Also feel free to call or text Troy directly on his cell. From our entire extended family to yours THANK YOU ALL and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Morning! Here's a shot of Troy yesterday from his Dad's home in Tucson. Update: As per my last posting, Troy made huge strides during his 3 weeks at the acute rehab facility. So much so, Troy was released Saturday and will now be based at Jerry and Rebecca's house in Tucson though out the month of December. Reb took Troy to his first outpatient Rehab session yesterday where their focused on teaching Troy to work with his left side and continue to improve his cognitive skills. We are all amazed at his progress over the last month and there is no doubt that the outpouring of Love and prayers from all of you has played a huge part in Troy's recovery! Thank you All So much! I'll keep the updates coming! Eric
Hello All! Take a look at this picture!! Again all prayers , good vibes and well wishes are paying off! Troy is making monumental strides during rehab. The original doctor that cared for Troy right after the stroke is extremely encouraged by Troy's progress. That same doctor had said there was zero chance Troy would have any feeling or movement on his left side. Well T has had some sensation in his left hand this week And he can bend his left leg. Also Troy's work with the speech therapist is paying off as his cognitive skills have improved significantly! Troy's got a long long way to go but the amazing news is that he's on his way! Again, from our entire extended family we can't thank all of you enough!Troy was talking yesterday about how he wants us to rent the movie It's a wonderful Life as he's simply overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support he's received from all of you! Raise a glass to Troy Ahmann as he's a fighter!
Update! Prayers and Good vibes plus Rocky theme song music working! Troy doing an awesome job at rehab. Also huge news T has been able to bend his left leg and has some sporadic sensation in his left arm! Also feel free to call him as you'll hear the old Troy you know and Love. The doctor was amazed at Troy's progress during his checkup yesterday. Amen to that! I'll keep the updates coming!
Hello All! First off from Troy THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! !! Also FYI, Your donations continue to be put to immediate use. As we await word from Medical, the funds have helped keep Troy in the NWest Acute rehab facility in Tucson for another week. Update: Troy worked extremely hard during his first week of rehab. The good news: his verbal skills are strong and he has use of his right arm and leg. The challenging news: Troy's struggling with his cognitive skills and has no use of his left side. The current goal is to get Troy to be able to get himself in and out of bed and into a wheelchair on his own. As of now a hoist is required. If I may summarize the feelings of our extended family: Frankly, we're all so thankful he's Alive! And we're fighting constant sadness knowing the enormous obstacles Troy's facing in his future. Also the continued outpouring of support from all of you is a constant source of inspiration. Week 2 of rehab on deck for our Troy, I'll keep everyone posted. Love to all!
Hi All, Update from Rehab Day 1: FYI that's Troy and Rebecca Ahmann(Troy's mother in law). The folks at the stroke rehab facility have been teaching all the family members physical therapy techniques and Rebecca has done an awesome job helping to stretch Troy out everyday. Thanks Reb! *They are trying to get Troy into a wheelchair; however, he's having a really hard time keeping his head stable and centered. Again Troy's whole left side is immobile, so the current rehab is all about retraining Troy's mind to re-act to his new normal and strengthening his right side and pelvis. We will keep the updates coming!
Again Troy says THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello all! It is with a very heavy heart that we've developed the TROY AHMANN FUND. As many of you may already know on Wed Oct 23rd Troy suffered a massive hemorrhagic stoke. The stark reality that he and our entire extended family are facing is that Troy is facing a lifetime of assisted living, and the kicker.. Troy has no health insurance. Troy's left side is permanently paralyzed, and the bleed he had in his brain has literally wiped out 1/4 of the left side of his brain. Troy will need constant care for the rest of his life. Many of you have asked how can you help.. We'll we've set up this Fund to help gather funds for the transition to Troy's new life. Our hope is that Troy can attain the Insurance he needs via Obamacare early next year; however, In order to move from ICU to the acute care facility where Troy needs to begin his rehabilitation, we anticipate costs totaling tens of thousands of dollars, so please donate whatever you can and feel free to pass this link along to anyone you believe may be able to help. This is truly a terrible tragedy and it is our goal to help Troy in every way we can.. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! LOVE, Beverly, Jerry, Rebecca, Melissa, Eric ,Luke, Cody, Maddie,Stacey,Ellie and Jack.