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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.
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    Dear sweet Sandy...Joy's post brought me to your page today. So sorry to hear about your beloved Bob passing away. I know that must have been such a blow to you. You were certainly a devoted and loving wife to him. He knew he was loved and that to me is the most important thing.

    Also sorry to hear of your stroke. You are a fighter, Sandy. I know your love for family, friends and even your beautiful plants will help you recuperate. Rest assured you have prayers coming your way. Hugs, mary
    3094 days ago
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    WOW... I am so sorry to hear this awful news. I'm sure you miss him terribly. It is very hard to keep on going when you lose people you love and then try to do it all on your own. Your blog brought tears to my eyes! I'm so grateful that you are getting back to living. You are a fighter and must keep going. Never give up. emoticon
    3094 days ago
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    Ouch, this is a tough heart ache you are going through now. I am glad you have a positive out look and are starting over one day at a time. Keep moving and all those little joys in life will return. Congratulations on sparking and keep going you will make it.
    3146 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband's passing and your stroke. You must have unfinished work on this earth since you are still here. This is your chance to get healthy. Bob would want you to be happy and healthy. emoticon
    3150 days ago
    We are here, my friend, and we care. Welcome back to life. You are going to do this, despite the struggles and heartache you are going through. I'm very sorry for your loss and for your own health battle, but I believe if you want something enough, are willing to do what is necessary and stay as positive as you can - it will be yours! God bless you. You can and will do this!

    3151 days ago
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