Saturday, November 30, 2013
I know most donít know what that means so Iíll tell you. In the inpatient facility Iím in right now, yellow socks means there is an alarm around your bed and you canít get up without a staff person with you. That could be nurses, aids, physical/occupational/speech/r
ecreational therapists or other. I had those till yesterday afternoon. Believe me, you havenít lived until someone follows you to the bathroom! Blue socks mean you canít go in the hall by yourself or take a shower by yourself, but you can do things in your room alone otherwise. Such awesome freedom!
If you donít know, I had a stoke/brain bleed on October 31 about 8:30 in the morning. I remember going for a walk early and then taking the grandkids to school and driving back home. I felt good. I was eating some cottage cheese while my oldest daughter was almost done getting ready for me to take here over 2 hours away to pick up 14-year old granddaughter and bring her home after she had tried to commit suicide the week before. All of a sudden I felt so dizzy and held on to the refrigerator because I was convinced it was going to turn sideways if I didnít hold it up. There was an air mattress behind me and I got them to help me lower to it.. I kept thinking in a few minutes I would be fine. After about10 min I still couldnít open my eyes and had a headache spreading up the back of the right side of my head. I let them call the paramedics then and still couldnít open my eyes because I was so dizzy. But I remember one saying something about blood pressure being 260 over something, which is way way high. I told my daughter to tell them on the phone I was having a stoke before they got here. I donít remember much after that, and apparently by that evening I was on a vent, intubated, and the doctor and my oldest son agreed on a doctor who would treat me right in Phoenix AZ. I was there from Halloween night until Nov. 21st when I came to Dallas for inhospital therepyk,
Maybe more tomorrow. Iím tired now but will make a full recovery with time. Love all of you!