I haven't blogged in awhile; Mike has done sooooo great! We had figured out that his antidepressant needed to be doubled and after about 4 days of the new dosage it was like he awoke from a dream; his speech got better, his short term memory got better and his comprehension got better; We have been "basking in the sunshine of normalcy" for a few weeks! IT FELT SO GOOD.
Thursday he called me at work and said something was wrong with his hand; after rushing home to him we went by ambulance
FINALLY I THINK I HAVE SMILED FOR THE 1ST TIME THIS YEAR. MY MIDDLE SON AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 5 YEARS AND JUST FOUND OUT THEY ARE EXPECTING A BABY GIRL IN OCTOBER! YEP, THAT'S RIGHT A DOCTOR MISDIAGNOSED HER IN FEBRUARY AND SHE IS 5 1/2 MONTHS!
MIKE AND I ARE ECSTATIC!! :happydance:
JUST HAD TO SHARE THE NEWS! SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED GOOD NEWS AND SOMETIMES IT COMES SO SELDOM!
We have spent 2 days going to doctors and I am so tired of them and their attitudes. I wish I had more nerves to call their game and tell them what I think. We went yesterday to a neurologist-opthamologists and he kinda looked at us like we were country bumpkins and no need to explain anything to us. He put Mike through a battery of tests. Never bothered to speak to me even when I had to answer the questions for Mike. Then he tells us that Mike has lost half of his lower quandrant vision.
:bouncing_off_wall: :bouncing_off_wall: My husband, Mike has had vision problems since his stroke in january. All of the doctors and speech therapists know exactly what the problem is but no one gives us the answer what to do. He says it is driving him nuts! Everybody says time should take care of it but so far it hasn't. It is like if he is watching tv and all of a sudden the right side of the screen drops. Then it will line back up again. but he can't really focus with them together. H
When i joined this network the other night i was feeling like
"LIFE REALLY SUCKS!" After reading some of the other caregivers stories and the survivors I realize that my life may just be better than i thought it was. I really began to feel guilty that I complained in my entry. My husband is a lot better off than a lot of others and I should just be thankful for where we are in our lives and enjoy it. It's just hard to hold your head up all of the time. I guess i just needed a small pity