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Day 181 Mom had a mini stroke


Monday, December 16, 2013

I just received a call that my mom had a mini stroke.
Actually she had it Friday. For some reason my sisters
could find my phone number. Facebook to the rescue.
They have my number now. Mom called the youngest
daughter all upset and not making any sense. Dana said
she was calling an ambulance and would be there ASAP.
Mom didn't recognize Dana...or that she even had daughters.
She didn't anything. Since then she now knows who Dana
is but not her husband. She is able to stand. But is far from
able to be home yet. Test by the dozens today. She cant
reach her phone so I can't call. We can use prayers for her
return to health.

I found out that I am not the only one who is dealing with
depression in my family. They don't want anyone to know.
I know how that feels. It is embarrassing. I so understand
that. I just want to hide and ignore the world. Depression is
what caused me to step down from leadership of this team.
My depression comes in waves. Sometimes staying for a few
days...other times weeks. Bob is a God send to me. So
understanding. Oh how I love that man of mine.

I decided to do five flights of steps a day over at the church.
It is out of the weather which is safer than me walking and
slipping and sliding. The last thing I need is to get hurt.
I have misplaced my fitbit. A search is on for it. Has to be
in the apartment somewhere. Life don't you love it.

One nice thing about snow....it brightens up the apartment.
All it has done lately was rain. I had the lights on all the time.
With the bright snow outside....it brightens up the inside. So
even with the cold snow...there is a brighter side. Even with
no sunshine...it is brighter. Thank you lord.

I have been tracking my food again. I am working at being more
involved with the site. I recommended it to a sister of mine.
I so know she will do well with it as we all are. Thank you all
for the wonderful support. What a loving group that is here.
God Bless You!!!
My Mom

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MCFITZ2 12/18/2013 2:59PM

    Connie I hope your mom improve back to normal.
My hubby is bi-polar. So depression has been a part of our lives. There should be no stigma or shame on this. If you are depressed there are chemical changes in your brain. It is a physical ailment.
Exercise can help and so can anti-depressants. Oh yes light.
Days will start to get light longer soon. Feel better my friend.
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LADYSTARWIND 12/18/2013 1:52AM

    Connie... your Mom will hopefully regain her strength and orientation.... More importantly, I hope the medical folks will be able to monitor her and prevent another episode.. Will be thinking of you and her!

We spent most of the morning at Urgent Care with my partner's mom (age 95) who somehow developed a case of diverticulitis (prelim diagnosis...) so I have some concept of how you are feeling. Waiting for a CT to be scheduled to confirm diagnosis, and treatment plan....

Will you be going up to see your mom soon? Hope that can happen for you and her!!
Take care....
patti

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KAREN608 12/17/2013 10:25PM

    May the Lord comfort you all and heal your Mom.

I've had major depression so understand how important light is in the winter.
I find exercise helps also.
Glad you can do stairs inside where it is safe!

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COLOR-BLUE 12/16/2013 9:03PM

    Connie,

You look so much like your mom. Now I see where you get your gorgeous looks from.

Prayers going up for your mom, you, bob, and your entire family. However, you know how I am, so what is your mom's name? The rest of the names, I still have on my prayer list.

Yes, please stay inside, in all this snow, and workout indoors. I don't want you getting hurt. SAFETY FIRST!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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SATCHMO99 12/16/2013 11:16AM

    Prayers for your mom, prayers for you, and prayers for your family.

The Lord has sent Bob to you, blessed be His name.

Good job on the plan to get your steps done indoors in safety. I hope you find your Fitbit. I broke mine by putting it in the washing machine, attached to my leggings, doh.

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