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Timely Needs Our Support

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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Thank you DTOM !

The slow progress is frustrating ... but it IS progress, for which I am grateful !

The smaller softer tube seems to be more comfortable at least.





posted on Apr, 10 2019 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: Timely

She knows she doesn’t want to be there!! lol.

Get her to relax a bit... we all need that.

Let her know if is OK to be taken care of (probably feels strange for her to be on the receiving end).

Good luck on trying to make her rest!!




posted on Apr, 10 2019 @ 08:46 AM
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Traumatic brain injuries can be very frustrating for doctors and family members alike. Especially family members. There will be progress one day only to be followed by worse setbacks the next day. Recovery for some reason is not linear at all when there is an injury or trauma to the brain. This seems to be particularly true when the steroid prednisone or other corticosteroids are involved. They are either a miracle drug, or a non-starter, depends on who you listen to. (Note - I am not a Doctor!) There seems to be debate about the effectiveness of these drugs, and they exhibit a lot of properties which are not well understood.

I had a good friend who fell from a tall ladder onto a concrete floor on a construction site and suffered a serious (near fatal) head/brain injury. They gave him corticosteroids and he made this miraculous recovery on the 2nd or 3rd day, only to fall into a coma after that. Then his recovery was up and down like a roller coaster for the next year. He'd go from catatonic, to having a lucid conversation with his brother, into multiple organ failure and back again. It was extremely hard on his family. He did eventually stabilize and recovered to a somewhat self sufficient state mentally and physically.

I don't mean to scare you, Timely, and please understand the case I refer to above was (I think) far more serious than your wife's incident, but I wanted to point out that ups and downs should be somewhat expected with a TBI. I'm sure the doctors have likely told you this also.

I tell you this story not to dash hope, but just as a reminder to not be alarmed by periodic set backs. In other words, you have to temper some of the highs against some of the lows, because a brain injury takes a while to heal, and there's still a lot we don't know about the brain.

We will keep your dear wife in our prayers and thoughts.



posted on Apr, 10 2019 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Yes. There is much still not understood and each case is as different as is the individual.

I am pleased with the physical progress made thus far.
The neurological team are going to change some meds and introduce melatonin to help with sleep cycles as rest is not as plentiful as is desired.

It is baby steps on a long road with all types of anecdotal information to absorb along the way.

We are dealing with this a day at a time, looking to help Linda however we can, with a positive attitude a very important factor from all involved.

I have had to gently remind this to a very good friend of Linda's who means well but is becoming a pain with her questions and opinions to the medical team who now have it noted to simply refer her questioning to me.

Thanks for your time and prayers FCD, that is something that is hard to quantify, yet I am convinced can help more than we know.




posted on Apr, 10 2019 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: Timely

It sounds like she's doing great so far, and you hit the nail on the head with "Positive Mental Attitude".

PMA is the single most important thing of all!

We will be keeping you both in our thoughts.



posted on Apr, 10 2019 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: Timely

Taking it one day at a time is best. We're here for you and Linda every step of the way Hun. Still praying every day.
Hugs!







posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 08:15 PM
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Just popping in to say I hope everything is good



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: WalkInSilence

Thanks WIS ! 😊

Linda is still delirious but much calmer in herself.
As it was just the weekend here, there are no specialists or surgeons to give me updates or modify her meds etc.

I was looking forward to seeing what her team thought of her progress today after they saw her this morning.

Unfortunately I contracted man-flu yesterday and it would not be wise to go to the hospital in this state.

I am smashing vitamin C and Echinacea liquid hoping the severity and duration will be lessened.

Linda's friend is with her today which is comforting to know and she has a cousin nearby who has offered to see her when needed, so that will help.

We press on with positive hope and the thoughts of many great people paving the way ...

😷



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: Timely

Oh no you didn't "Out-Sick" Linda with your man flu!

lol.

feel better mate, and love to the family.



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: Timely

Oh no, the dreaded man flu!


Hope it doesn't drag on too long. At least Linda has others who can visit while you are recuperating. Hugs and love for you and the family. I'm sure you'll let us know when you hear more. In the meantime, look after yourself Hun!



posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 01:47 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

I am hoping the man flu will not go on for long, no point moaning to yourself about hot drinks and sustenance !

Lol !



posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Timely

I'll send you some chicken soup by dragon mail. He can warm it up for you when he gets there.



posted on Apr, 15 2019 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: Timely

Unfortunately I contracted man-flu yesterday😷
Timely isn't "The man flue" a euphemism for " I want chicken soup and hugs"

Sweetie, you are going through so much stress, that has to catch up with you. rest and be kind to your self. You will need your strength, so use your time to regenerate. WIS hugs.



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 02:08 AM
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originally posted by: WalkInSilence
Timely isn't "The man flue" a euphemism for " I want chicken soup and hugs"...


You couldn't possibly comprehend Man-Flu WIS... for you are "just" a woman....


(peek)




posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 03:21 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

I have popcorn and brandy.

Ready !!!




posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 03:54 AM
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originally posted by: Timely
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

I have popcorn and brandy.

Ready !!!



As someone going more or less through the same right now, i wish you both the best and a full recovery. I know how hard it is to see the person you love going away slowly, sleeping their days by, going silent and just watching in her eyes how slowly she loses that spark that was always there

I could not say more about this but you know what i mean. I really hope you both walk next to each other in life again, best wishes for you both < 3



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 03:58 AM
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a reply to: Malisa

I wish you nothing but positive vibes and prayers.

You need to be the positive light.



ED: I sent you a PM.
edit on 16-4-2019 by Timely because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: Timely

I have popcorn and brandy.
Ready !!!


Must have been a dud mate??? or set the timer fuse too long maybe??



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 08:30 AM
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Linda was very 'flat' today.

The past two days she did not recognise anyone and her constant struggle was absent.

CT and EEG scans were done with results in tomorrow am.

Not pre-empting anything.

Just hoping for the best ...



posted on Apr, 17 2019 @ 12:11 PM
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Timely
I don't stop by very often so I'm just getting around to reading this. But I wanted you to know that I am keeping you and your wife in my thoughts and prayers. You have always been such a strong support for me I hope I can give you a little bit of comfort back. A million hugs and prayers!!




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