Long haul - thats what our stroke journey has been, a long haul. Its been a decade of ups and downs - mostly downs. And we are down again. Dan has a UTI and pneumonia he was in the hospital , darn near shut his kidneys down due to the UTI and his bladder being overful . Neuralogic bladder , from the stroke. Im supposed to cath him 2 times a day... But he cries when I do - . He had his antibiotic via IV while in the hospital, but won't let the home health people give him the remaining shots now that he is home. H e won't let me cath him again. He does still void a significant amount daily- but all we are doing is borrowing time till the next problem. He refuses all medication by mouth - won't even take a pain medication. Its ridiculous. He was in the home for a few years but I brought him home when covid hit , cause - no visitors allowed . I used to take him out daily when he was in the home, and with cover that is not a option . I write this knowing there is no magical solution - I'm really just venting, this is the place all my stories from the stroke are kept - so this is where this story gets to go .