Back to living
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I have been away for some time. The last 18 months have been rough. The last six months have been horrible. My husband Bob has been so ill for the last two years. In October he was in the hospital more than he was home. I think he spent almost all of November in the hosp. and on December 1st Bob passed at 6:45am. I was numb and didn't seem to be able to eat. On December 6th we had a small ceremony. On December 8th at 3:30am I woke up and tried to get up out of my recliner which I had fallen asleep in. I couldn't so I crawled to the bathroom and then crawled to the couch I feel back to sleep. At about 8:00 am I woke up again and called my daughter Donna to come help me right away. I don't know how long it was as I don't remember anything after that. I know she called an ambulance. We only live three blocks from the hosp. but I had no control my body. I remember the doctor coming in to tell me I had a stroke. Bob would have been so upset if he were still here. Three days had passed by this time. After a few more days I was transferred to the Rehab wing. I left rehab on the 23rd with a cane and exercises to follow up at home. It is March 12th today I am getting back to living again and losing 30 to 40 lbs by Dec. 2012. This will not be easy as I have good days and bad days. I have to get on with life. I looking for a new thread to join that will help deal with it all. This is the first day of the rest of my life.