posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 06:35 AM
a reply to: Open_Minded Skeptic
I wanted to share with you and BH that my children's father suffered a mild stroke on Monday. I suppose I am still somewhat in shock and disbelief and
perhaps Open Minded Skeptic can relate.
Looking back, all of the classic warning signs were there. My mother had experienced TIAs throughout her life and one rather major incident that left
her handicapped as a young child and one major incident in '08 but, lasting effects were essentially unnoticeable. Perhaps due to her age, existing
disabilities and the fact that dementia had already begun as they increased with frequency. It has affected the part of his brain that controls motor
skills, coordination and vision etc.
I'll be making calls today to get physical therapy started. The deep sadness in his eyes that don't, yet, see clearly causes a pain in my heart that I
didn't think possible to feel. The fear and uncertainty expressed in his voice as he searches for words to fit his thoughts chills me to the bone and
with all of my experience in a 'health related' field and with my own mother I am left feeling completely and utterly helpless. Watching and guiding
him on his new set of legs (the walker) as he stares at the floor no doubt wondering why, as it turns out that, he isn't immortal.
He is so young and I know that the damage may not be permanent but, he is so tired. I think he was tired before this from all of his other health
issues. I think that's why he's always seemed so ablaze, ever searching and never content. I think he's trying to live a lifetime in half years.
Sorry to lament about my own experience in your thread but, I just wanted you all to know that you are not alone and some of us will be following your
journey a little more closely and garnering strength from your experiences.
Keep up the good work!
edit on 8-12-2016 by TNMockingbird because: structure