Fox 8′s Stefani Schaefer gave an update on her husband’s condition Tuesday.
Monday was Stefani and Roger’s 15th wedding anniversary, marking a bittersweet day for Stefani and her children.
Roger suffered a traumatic brain injury more than a year ago when he fell off scaffolding at a job site.
Stefani gave an update on Roger’s journey on her Facebook fan page Tuesday.
For additional updates on Roger’s recovery, click HERE.
Yesterday, was an exceptionally difficult day for me. October 7 is my wedding anniversary. Yesterday was 15 years. Since I had to work and pick up the kids from school and get them to their obligations after school – I couldn’t see Roger. As I’ve mentioned before, he is at an out of state medical facility that specializes in patients with traumatic brain injury – who can not be at home or care for themselves, let alone be left alone for any moment. I called three times yesterday to check up on him… and each time he called me over a half dozen random names. He was unaware that it was our anniversary and to be honest, I am not clear that he understood what an anniversary actually is. The kids talked to him… but each time they talk with him, I see the disappointment and discouragement in their faces and voices. They are upbeat and positive with him but when he says such random and confusing things…. IT JUST HURTS. We all know it’s the brain injury and not our Roger talking… but yet, experiencing that daily just wears you down, breaks your heart and is starting to become more and more overwhelming and just heartbreaking. Each time I call or visit, I take a deep breath and know I need to expect anything and everything. I can’t tell you how the hurt just never leaves you. There is so much that I have shared with all of you since the accident… but so much more that I have not. Many friends have told me before that there is no manual on how to act, feel and live when something like this happens. We are just trying to feel our way and continue to take things day by day. Thank you always for your prayers, kind thoughts and support. I hope you enjoy this fall evening! hugs