I haven't been on here much this year but just enjoyed catching up and reading blogs. In March of this year, I suffered from an infection in my upper leg that turned into sepsis. I was shaving my legs and had an inverted hair. Thank goodness my spouse talked me into going to the hospital as my blood pressure had plummeted and my temperature was rising. I was admitted and on the third day fell into a coma and suffered multiple organ shutdown...on dialysis for my kidneys; two heart attacks; stroke; collapsed lung; on a ventilator; had a trach; pneumonia; and etc. I was in the coma for almost a month. When I woke up, thank goodness I remembered my name but could not remember where I lived. After almost a month in ICU, I went to an accute rehab hospital and then on to a nursing home later for daily care. I survived! On July 27, I had heart surgery due to the heart attacks and spent more time in ICU and then to the nursing home again for more recovery. I have been going to cardiac rehab three days a week for more than six weeks.
I feel blessed to be on this side of the ground and continuing to recover. In the last five years I have suffered a stroke; had breast cancer; sepsis; and heart surgery. I am truly a survivor! I continue to volunteer for Make A Wish, Be A Kid, and etc. I still watch our grandson several days a week...he is now 4. I believe that caring for Logan truly inspired me to push hard for recovery. I turn 63 later this month and am thankful for more birthdays.
I am blessed and continue to make the most of what I can in life. Sure, I have some deficits but I work daily to try and overcome as much as I can.
Stroke Net has played a big part in my life. I am so thankful for the friendships I have made here. I am on Facebook under Stephanie Richey Wolfram, too.