Bishop David Choby remains in good spirits while working with physical therapists in a rehab program at The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place. He is recovering from the surgery to repair the break to his left arm which he suffered in a fall in the parking lot of the Catholic Center on Feb. 24.
The surgery went very well and all his doctors including the surgeon and his cardiologist were very pleased that his vital signs remained strong and within expected ranges throughout the procedure and the recovery period.
“I am very grateful for the progress of my healing through the work of skilled surgeons, medical personnel, and physical therapists,” Bishop Choby said. “I am edified by the way that they employ their skills to work with me and other patients in their care.”
Bishop Choby noted that he is particularly appreciative for prayers and for the cards that he has received. “They really are the best medicine,” he said.
The restrictions on his mobility and the rehabilitation process have necessitated many changes in his schedule since he is able to do only a very limited amount of work.
Since his transition from the hospital to the rehab facility, he has been able to make a visit to the new Catholic Pastoral Center, and to the Cathedral of the Incarnation. He hopes to resume the Confirmation schedule with the help of the pastors of those being confirmed.
He anticipates spending a few weeks at West Meade Place and then will return home where he will continue his recovery.
The rehab program includes periods of physical therapy and exercise, followed by periods of rest so that he can rebuild his strength and ultimately regain his mobility and previous level of activity. Obviously many people will wish to visit him, but cards and prayers are really the best way to encourage his rest and recovery.