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One of those rare reasons for celebration!


Saturday, March 08, 2014

In 2006 DH had a stroke and is now using a motorized wheelchair to get around. No, he did not suddenly get up and walk. Sorry.

But...he did ask me, " Next time you go to the library, would you get me a book about strokes?"

In my book, this is a MIRACLE!

I am very happy right this second. chris
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IAMWINNING 3/9/2014 3:37PM

    FANTASTIC! Will be praying that he'll do all he can (like the man SALAM4545 mentioned) and perhaps your DH will make remarkable progress. Baby steps, just like losing weight - reading a book now, perhaps pushing himself to take another step tomorrow or next week (or whenever). As FROSTY99 says, do a happy dance.

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CHERYLHURT 3/9/2014 7:25AM

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MOMMABEE24 3/9/2014 7:07AM

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So exciting, Chris,
Hugs,
Nancy

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ARTJAC 3/8/2014 10:57PM

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/8/2014 9:23PM

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NASFKAB 3/8/2014 9:20PM

  that is good news happy for you

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ALIHIKES 3/8/2014 8:18PM

    Chris that is great, it is a sign that he is thinking more independently

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SIEGRID 3/8/2014 8:11PM

    It is time to celebrate. It is a step forward. So happy for you and your hubby. Hope more 'steps' follow!!!


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SANDRALEET 3/8/2014 5:57PM

    There is a lot to learn 4 years ago my husband had a bad stroke to

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DONNABRIGHT 3/8/2014 5:36PM

    Sounds like a miracle to me!

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NANCYPAT1 3/8/2014 5:26PM

    WOW - that is a MAJOR step toward recovery and healing - especially the healing of his mind

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TWESTEN1 3/8/2014 5:22PM

    That is great - those little steps can turn into something big. Happy for you!

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PATTYKLAVER 3/8/2014 3:35PM

    When life gives you little surprises, always celebrate. I wish the best for both you and your husband.

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SALAM4545 3/8/2014 3:09PM

    What a wonderful reason to celebrate!

I don't know if this would help him, but I would like to tell you the story of my hero. I do not know his name, but he is a man I observed in a neighborhood I lived in for many years.

The first time I saw him I was driving to work. He was what seemed at the time an old man (I was 21, everything over 30 seemed old) and he was a very large man slumped over in a wheelchair, sort of lopsided and hunched. He was using 2 canes to pull himself along. A younger man hovered a few feet away.every few feet the man stopped to rest and the younger man would check with him. As I sat at the Stop sign and watched him go past me across the street I could see he had a stroke.

A few months later I saw him again. He was able to move his feet more freely as he pulled himself along.

I saw him the next year. The younger man followed him with a wheelchair, but using a walker he was able walk a foot or two, then he would rest for a few minutes, then try again. I'll admit, even as an insensitive 22 year old, I was impressed.

A year later I saw him using the walker to walk down the block. The younger man was nowhere in sight.

It went on like this over the next 10 years. I would see him switch from a walker to using 2 canes, then 1 cane. Eventually he was walking unaided, every day.

Every time a face a hurdle I think about him. I have no idea what his name or story was, I just bore witness to his fortitude. Whoever he is, he taught me a lot. Sorry if this sounds preachy, but he has given me a lot of hope over the years, and maybe his story could help.

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ARNETTELEE 3/8/2014 2:47PM

  Glad things are better!

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STITCH4EVER 3/8/2014 2:42PM

    HE IS FINALLY COMING TO GRIPS WITH THIS AND WANTS TO SEE HOW MUCH FURTHER HE CAN GO. THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS MY FRIEND! I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH.
ERIN

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FROSTY99 3/8/2014 2:01PM

    Chris celebrate every small win-this does sound like a MIRACLE. Strokes are such strange things and affect so many in so many different ways. DH#1 suffered a major stroke at 32 and drs didn't expect him to live. He was comatose for 7 days, woke up on day 8, they did therapy for 3 days and sent him home-no residuals! Dr said it was his youth that did the trick-I say it was the many prayers that people offered up.
Enjoy this and do a little happy dance.

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