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I had a brain-stem stroke in May 2013 and are now physically disabled.

A friend of the wife, who is a regular here, said her ex-husband wanted to come for lunch.  I have not seen him for over 20 years.

All went Ok but his departing comment was “get well soon”.

I should have said “I am well, only physically disabled”

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They know not what they say or how it affects us. Like the "You must be all healed up by now".

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Sometimes (when I'm feeling charitable) I think that they are trying to say something positive, and don't really know what to say.  Other times (less charitable) I think that they are so caught up in their own world that they don't notice or forget. 

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I used to find the expression "But you look so well!" exasperatingly insulting and when I found this site I was quite surprised to find it was a common feeling among survivors. I have a new answer now, I reply by saying "You should have gone to Specsavers"........Now in USA that would not mean anything to you so have a look at their ads at     

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDwK_AUk0FI

 

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Wonderful!  Thank you, this made my day 🙂

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Yep. Specsavers would do wonders for many Deigh!

 

I get the sick thing as well, banjo. Very frustrating,  as I'm not sick.

 

I've actually been the well-est I've been in my entire life since This happened!

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