10 weeks after stroke, Peter David ‘is making steady progress’
Ten weeks after suffering a stroke, Peter David “is making steady progress,” able to take a train into New York City for a meeting — and even return to bowling.
“He was able to navigate the house with minimal help when he got home and now he is pretty much able to get around on his own,” his wife Kathleen David wrote today on his blog. “This is a big considering we were talking building wheelchair ramps and the like so he could get into the house when we were first talking about getting him home.”
The 56-year-old writer had a stroke Dec. 29 while in vacation in Florida, losing control of the right side of his body. Following rehabilitation in Florida and now out-patient therapy in New York, Kathleen said his right arm and leg are growing stronger each day.
“He has been working hard at his out-patient therapy,” she wrote. “He goes twice a week and then does exercises on the days that he is not in therapy. It is not easy and we have our good days and our bad days but we have days which is a blessing indeed.”
For those interested in helping David and his family with medical expenses — he has health insurance, but there are co-pays to contend with — there’s information on his website detailing how.