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5 MONTHS SINCE HUSBAND'S STROKE

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm sorry this update took so long. I'm not that good on blogging. here goes.
March 9th we thought my husband had the flu. He had a terrible headache behind his eyes and was dizzy and sick to his stomache. We did" flu things" for him.
Friday 3/10/11 he woke up the same only he couldn't walk or stand he came almost flying or falling out of the bedroom and landing on the couch.
Gave him asprin,tried to get him to eat and he threw up. He said his eyes still hurt and was so dizzy.
He was on the couch and said he was going to stay there. I left for work (had to only one working) and said I'd call him at 9. Our son works near our house and always checks on us,too.
When I called he had a hard time answering the phone and when we finally connected hesaid come home now he can't see and feels bad.
I flew home and when I got there he was still on the couch and said he couldn't stand.Dizzy.
I called my son and told him I had to get him to my car to the hospital.(I thought the road would be too bad for ambulance to get up(snowy at the time) and if they got stuck we would never get him out.
My son came and him and his friend carried him to my car. My son drove us to the hospital.
He had to keep his eyes closed all the way. Too dizzy.
We have no coverage and we never see a doctor. He had a doctor a few years ago when we had coverage and he did take him back as a patient.
The hospital checked him when we got there, he never lost any strength in his arms or legs, never had the mouth droop, never had any memory lapse (i was so crazy he had to tell me our son's number) never thought stroke.
The hospital gave hoim an antivert and blood tests and cat scans and everything was "good" I guess. The doctors and nurses were so good to us.
They said they were going to see if he could stand and of course couldn't plus he was leaning to the left preety much. they decided to admit him after awhile.
They called in a neurologist who sent him for an mri. she said she thinks he had a stroke. I was in shock. My husband wasn't, he said he thought that's what happened.
The mri showed he had a stroke in the left side of his brain in the back.(Medulla oblongata)
He was 5 days in the hospital and then I had to bring him home. They tried to get him in a facility (no names) but they wouldn't take him without insurance. They got us Home Health Care a nurse and a physical therapist came to help him. He didn't need an occupational therapist because he could use his hands and legs (just couldn't walk or sit straight)plus the vision was double.
They were wonderful, she came twice a week ad worked with him so he could learn to walk first with a walker then a cane (still has cane but does great) He did get a card so he is in therapy now twice a week. They are going to do extensive therapy soon where he will go longer. They said in 30 some years they had only one other stroke similar to his.
He can walk now pretty good until he tires and then he stumbles around a little (to his left) His eyes were very vertically challenged and for awhile would just be jumpy. They seem to be coming together more (although his vision did get worse the doctor said) his left side of his face (especially his eye) is numbish his eye does hurt him at times. He said it feels like his left side of his face is like a charred piece of wood.
His right side of his body (from the neck down to his foot) this includes the groin area, is numb to the touch. He can't tell if he is holding hot or cold in his right hand His voice is raspy but he could always talk and his right arm to his hand always feels ice cold to him even though it is hot to touch.
He is recovering quickly, even at the hospital he could find center when they told him he was leaning and would walk with us supporting him. His eyes are the worst thing and we keep praying they will get better,too.
His one therapist that is studing the brain and stokes said that people don't usually recover when it's the Medula. Forgive Me, I don't do well with medical terms and things like that.
BUT!! This is it so far.
I bet you all are sorry you asked for an up date. :-)
We hope you will still keep him in your prayers,we sure do need them.
I'll let you know when he's all better.
Love you all.

  
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TXGRANDMA 11/15/2012 5:31AM

    I'm so sorry I didn't see this blog till now! Hope that hubby is doing better now, what a scary thing! Sorry that all of you had to go through this tough time. Huge, belated emoticon to you and your whole family. Please let me know how he is doing.......... emoticon

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1GR8FULGAL 8/18/2011 11:43PM

    Prayers and best wishes to you all!! Take good care.

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MSLZZY 8/18/2011 11:33PM

    Your family will be in my prayers!

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PANBOOKS 8/18/2011 8:53AM

    I am sorry to hear about the medical challenges your hubby is facing but he seems like a fighter and a very strong man. Thanks for sharing your story. Of course I will keep you both in my prayers.

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IDLETYME 8/11/2011 8:31AM

    The power of prayer is a wonderful thing. With all of your Spark Friends sending them your way, your Hubby will continue to make good progress. You take care of yourself so you can care for him. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUSTJUSTY 8/10/2011 9:33PM

    Wow! You've certainly been through a lot. I am so sorry about your hubby. I'll send my prayers for his recovery and some for you too. I believe in the power of prayer. emoticon

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MARVEEME 8/10/2011 7:25PM

    My prayers are with you both, and I know this is taking its toll on both of you in its own individual way. The power of prayer is great, and he is recovering little by little as time passes. It is wonderful that he has made such great progress, though he still has a stretch to go yet.

Many blessings.

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LIMASTAR 8/10/2011 6:09PM

  So sorry to hear about your husband. My husband just came home from the hospital as well. He had major surgery and was n the hospital for a week. He's doing find, but has a feeding tube in his stomach and will have it for about 6 to 8 weeks. He had the lower part of his esophagus and the part of the stomach connected to it removed.

Anyway, just wanted you to know you're not alone. Our prayers for your husband's complete recovery.

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A quick update on Hubby

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bill,my husband who had a stroke on Friday is doing much better and I know it is because of all your prayers for us .
He had a stroke in the back of his brain on the left side .
It affected his eye sight and his balance but not his strength.
He was supposed to go to John Hines but we do not have coverage so we are going to have to have theropy at home.(hopefully)
Everyone at the hospital is being helpful and we hope he will recover soon.
His echo cardiogram showed no damage to his heart so we are happy about that.
I will let you know how we make out.
God bless you all and thank you again.

  
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SUGARBABY60 4/10/2011 11:59PM

    Hope things are continuing to improve.

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MARVEEME 3/19/2011 11:30PM

    Our prayers are with you all. May he have a speedy 100% recovery!

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TAZZ46 3/17/2011 3:50AM

  glad to hear that hes doing better will keep yall in my prayers..

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OBNURSE3 3/16/2011 1:08PM

    You and your family are in my prayers. Your road ahead may be challenging, accept the help of others and allow time for yourself as well. Through this adversity may you grow stronger as an individual and a family. Love is a strong healer. Hang in there!! emoticon

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WILD4STARS 3/16/2011 5:41AM

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CHINAGAL 3/15/2011 9:11PM

    You must be relieved to know that he is on the road to recovery. I'll continue to remember both of you in my prayers.
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Edna

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SHELLEY147 3/15/2011 8:33AM

    That is wonderful news...glad things are looking positive for your hubby. Will keep you both in my prayers...~hugs~

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1BEACHWALKER 3/15/2011 5:11AM

    Sorry to hear about your husband! Good to hear no damage to heart-that is a great sign! emoticon emoticon

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JUSTJUSTY 3/14/2011 10:35PM

    Hang me there! Still praying for your both. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/14/2011 10:30PM

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PLEASE,Pray for my husband

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Please pray for my husband Bill who is in the hospital since Friday.
He had a stroke.
He is doing better but i need your prayers for him.
I will let you know how he is doing.
Thank you,everyone.

  
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TEDDYTEDDY 7/6/2011 7:12AM

    Prayers for you and hubby... emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 4/10/2011 11:57PM

    absolutely will do !

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CHINAGAL 3/14/2011 7:35PM

    Prayers are being said down here in SE Alabama!
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Edna

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VEGASLADY24 3/14/2011 3:37AM

    Sending prayers your way and wishing your husband a speedy recovery. emoticon

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TAZZ46 3/14/2011 2:17AM

  sending prayers for you & your husband.

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JUSTJUSTY 3/14/2011 12:10AM

    I'm so sorry! Sending prayers. emoticon

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MISSY0356 3/13/2011 8:54PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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PURPLE180 3/13/2011 5:56PM

    I am praying for you and your husband. May God place His healing hands on your husband. Blessings to you both.

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TUBLADY 3/13/2011 4:41PM

    Prayers are on the way.

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RACHELBUGSMAMA 3/13/2011 3:59PM

    Sending prayers!

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ILLINITEACHER52 3/13/2011 2:44PM

  Hugs and prayers!

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HORSEHABIT 3/13/2011 1:35PM

    Prayers and hugs to you!
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MY4SWEETONES 3/13/2011 12:41PM

    Many many prayers coming your way for him to recover quickly and be home soon.

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MELRON042900 3/13/2011 12:23PM

    Sending prayers your way!

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JOMAMA 3/13/2011 11:37AM

    Prayers sent your way. emoticon

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DGFOWLER 3/13/2011 10:26AM

    Thank you for letting us know.. More added prayers your way ~ Donna

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MEGANROYAL1 3/13/2011 9:48AM

    Saying prayers for your husband here.

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MRSZ930 3/13/2011 9:40AM

    Prayers for you and your husband.

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WILD4STARS 3/13/2011 9:23AM

    Prayers headed your way.

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SANDYJAKE 3/13/2011 9:11AM

    emoticon My prayers are with you and your husband. Sending him LOTS of spark love. emoticon and LOTS and LOTS of spark love to you.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/13/2011 8:40AM

    I will keep your husband in my prayers.
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CHINAGAL 3/13/2011 8:39AM

    I will keep both of you in my prayers.
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Edna

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LINDAGRAVEL 3/13/2011 8:33AM

    Prayers being sent to you and DH.Hugs!

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MSLZZY 3/13/2011 8:30AM

    Praying for DH and you! HUGS!

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SUPERCLAM 3/13/2011 8:02AM

  Sorry to hear. I wish you all the best.

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LCFLGIRL 3/13/2011 8:00AM

    Prayers going up for you emoticon

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MACMOM57 3/13/2011 7:58AM

    Thinking and praying for you. Blessings

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ALEXANDERLISA 3/13/2011 7:55AM

    My prayers are out for you and your family. And some extra while in church today! God bless you!

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STARRZ57 3/13/2011 7:53AM

    Prayers for your husband, that he may make a fast recovery. Prayers for you to help you get through this difficult time. Blessings to both of you. emoticon

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MIDORITHOMAS 3/13/2011 7:45AM

    Dear LORD,

Thank you for this dear husband. Please be with him and comfort him, strengthen him, and bring healing quickly into his body. Draw near to him and make him know your presence. Give his doctors, nurses, attendants, and family members wisdom. Give this man just what he needs.

In Jesus' name,

Amen.

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The Gift, The Real,True one!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We went to see The Gift last night at my friend's church,Back Mountain Harvest and it was so beautiful.
They do it outside in the church yard and the work put into it is unbelieveable.
They make the set every year,As I understand it,and they had 2 horses,One to pull the chariot and one to ride,they had a steer,a donkey,goats(instead of sheep)and 2 camels.
It was so moving,it was amazing from start to finish.
They have done this for 17 years(at least 50 tumes) and all free to everyone.
There were so many people there last night it was so(i can't think of anything to describe it)
tremendous?
They had to cancel tonight's performance because it is supposed to rain and be nasty but I am so glad I got tp see it.
The true meaning of Christmas.Beautiful

  
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MSLZZY 12/12/2010 12:41PM

    How wonderful for you! HUGS!

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Three hour trail ride

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I did it and I was a lot scared.
I went on a trail ride with Bella and about 20 other horses.It was a clothes pin scavenger hunt.
I only got 3 pins but I got experience on the trail both good and bad.
I did a lot better than last time I controlled her a lot better I only got poked with branches that wounded two good ones.
She jumped twice(she likes to jump sometimes )I don't at all plus I lost my stirrups twice but I DID IT and I am proud of myself for not backing out.
Next is to work out more in the arena and round pen.
I know it is me who needs the confidence and experience and I know I can do it.
What a work out. Sore in many places but happy.

  
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WPARKER21 12/11/2010 2:29PM

  Sounds wonderful! Wish I were there! (smile)

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TXGRANDMA 11/2/2010 11:15PM

    Congratulations for staying on over the jumps! You did just emoticon emoticon

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 11/2/2010 11:14PM

    I am thinking to go horse back riding when I get down to 145 pounds! I want to do something different and have always wanted to ride but felt I was too heavy to try.

Your blog is inspiring.
Glad you have a horse that you can ride. emoticon

Keep up the great work.

Jane on Guam

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MSLZZY 10/17/2010 10:38PM

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KATI5668 10/17/2010 8:21PM

    how great to hear...yep the answer to most problems is ground work & ride,,,ride,,,ride. You will find your confidence growing with each day!
Great Work!!
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CALGARYDAVE 10/17/2010 7:56PM

    Good for you!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/17/2010 7:52PM

    Way to Go! Good for you!

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MILLERSHAWNG 10/17/2010 7:47PM

    Nice job. Have fun in the arena.

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WILD4STARS 10/17/2010 7:33PM

    emoticonGood for you !! emoticon emoticon

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