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WOW, sorry to hear about this. Glad it seems like most of the damage is temporary. My Step Dad had a stroke a few years ago and was in a similar state as BH is now, but my Pops was back to normal within 6 months. Wishing BH a speedy recovery!!
originally posted by: Open_Minded Skeptic
Greetings ATS community. I have the honor of sharing life in the real world with Benevolent Heretic.
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, at about 8:30 AM MDT, BH suffered a mild stroke.
She is unable to process language very well at this time, nor is she able to focus on fine details. Operating a computer and participating here is beyond her capabilities at the moment.
We are counting our blessings. She is not paralyzed, not dead and not brain damaged, or at least not very much. She can walk around and take care of herself for the most part, but cannot do many normal tasks. She has a lot of trouble communicating, in both directions. She has a lot of memory loss right now.
She wanted me to let this community know what has happened to her, and that she loves you all, even those of you with whom she strongly disagrees. She has for the most part enjoyed her time here, and will miss her friends and honorable challengers.
At this time, we do not know if she will ever be back or not. She is at elevated risk for another stroke (a normal thing for stroke afflicted people) for a while yet. She has improved dramatically since this happened, but still has communication trouble. We expect and hope that she will recover fully, but right now it is a big unknown.
If anyone has any message for her, please post it here and I will see that she gets it. She may not understand it, so it is best to keep it short and plain. But I will do my best to see she understands things, and will post here any replies she may have.
Do not send her a U2U or anything like that, she is not using her computer and won't get it.