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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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  • v IAMWINNING
    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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  • v MOMMABEE24
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    So exciting, Chris,
    Hugs,
    Nancy
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  • v NASFKAB
    that is good news happy for you
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  • v ALIHIKES
    Chris that is great, it is a sign that he is thinking more independently
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  • v SIEGRID
    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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  • v SANDRALEET
    There is a lot to learn 4 years ago my husband had a bad stroke to
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  • v DONNABRIGHT
    Sounds like a miracle to me!
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  • v NANCYPAT1
    WOW - that is a MAJOR step toward recovery and healing - especially the healing of his mind
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  • v TWESTEN1
    That is great - those little steps can turn into something big. Happy for you!
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  • v PATTYKLAVER
    When life gives you little surprises, always celebrate. I wish the best for both you and your husband.
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  • v SALAM4545
    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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  • v ARNETTELEE
    Glad things are better!
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  • v STITCH4EVER
    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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  • v FROSTY99
    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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