I am glad the network has included "Lost a Loved one to Stroke" category. I first came to the site through my son that some of you are familiar with as Wes! (His dad was Wes also.)
July 5th will mark two years since my husband of almost 57 years suffered a stroke. He lingered until 11:45 PM July 7th when he drew his last breath. My life changed forever that day. My journey continues but life is so much different. I thank God for my four grown children, the grand and great grand children and
On this date one year ago, our children and some of the grand children were sitting in a hospital room awaiting the inevitable passing of my husband of almost 57 years and their dad and grandpa. He had suffered a fatal stroke on July 5th but lingered on until 11:45 PM on July 7th. Sometimes it seems as if he isn
Time Slips Away
Ever notice how time slips away?? I went back to the site looking at some of the entries and then looked to see the last date I had posted anything. I was surprised to see that it had been over a month. Then it occurred to me how quickly the months and years have passed for me too! Not just these past twelve months but as I look at my children and see the adults they
It has been several days since my last post. I have been busy and it has been a very productive time for me as recovery from the Ice Storm continues. I now have new shingles on the roof of the house and the garden shop. The metal roof on the barn has been screwed down in place. There are still minor things to be completed on the structure of the barn and one other out building has to be torn down and replaced. My husband had used it as a garage for his truck but I think it will probably be rebui
It has been several days since I posted anything. I have been very busy. Since my husband passed away a little less than eight months ago from a stroke; I have found out how many things I must do that I have never had to do before. I am thankful that he didn
It has been a few days since I posted anything and there is a reason for that. I had mentioned previously that I still had some pine trees to deal with and so last weekend I got a phone call asking if they could start getting the job done. I couldn
This week has been a busy one for me.
The first three days after the ice storm hit, I stayed at home. The electricity went off on Tuesday morning and I stayed at home until Thursday evening, when I had no phone service, no water and no power. My younger son took me to my eldest daughter
Things are not always as they seem
Today was a bright sunny day! Looking out the windows, one would think from the way things looked; it would be a nice warm day! I thought it was until I opened the door to go to the mail box. It was about 29 degrees with the wind blowing and that made it feel much colder.
That made me think about how things in life appear to be one way when in reality they aren
I received some exciting news today!
My sister who had the brain-stem stroke about five years ago is moving to Western Kentucky in a week or so. She sees her doctor next week and when she gets to move depends largely on what he tells her. She will be living across the street from one of my brothers and no more than ten minutes from me. She has been living about an hour and a half from here in Southeast Missouri with no family around her. She remained in her home after her husband passed awa
I cannot say I will write something on a daily basis but after the words of encouragement from you; I do want to thank you for your comments.
Through the years I have tried from time to time to journal but have never managed to do that on a regular basis.
I know this is a site basically for survivors of stroke and you are all champions because it takes real courage to face each day and the challenge every day may present. I have never been where you are but as I have begun this new way