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Finally sinking in


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Well I am a little over 2 yrs post stroke...I think John is finally realizing that I am no longer "super woman" and have some residual deficits....

He will tell me to remind hom of "something" remind me I have the water on, watering the plants so I don't forget to turn it off.... well I keep this in my mind a minute or two and then say "hey john, you have the water on for the plants..he looks at me and laughs...I said well I reminded you, so now you can't say I didn't

we get a laugh out of it....

He is starting to realize that I fatigue easier ....and can no longer go at 110 miles per hour. and do all the things I did before at the same pace.

 

He is also now asking do you remember? and if I look kind of blank and trying to remember he tells me about it. and sometimes I can remember and sometimes not. He is accepting this.....

 

I have asked him "do I embarrass you? he says why..because I walk funny and my speech is different, he says NO we are very lucky.....

 

I am happy he is accepting the changes and very supportive. pash.gif

 

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BONNIE,

 

YOU ARE A VERY VERY VERY LUCKY WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!! MY HUUSBAND HAS NEVER HAD ANYTHING REGARDING THIS SINK IN AND IT'S BEEN NEARLY TWO YEARS. AS EVERYONE KNOWS, STROKE CAN MANY TIMES CAUSE MARRIAGES TO BREAK UP OR MAKE ALREADY WEAK MARRIAGES WORSE. BELEIVE ME I KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!!!!!

 

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH THAT YOUR LOVE AND BOND WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE STRONGER, THANKS FOR SHARING THIS!!!!!

 

KIM

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Thanks Kim, this is not a first..or second marriage for either of us..so maybe we have learned a little through mistakes.

Also John had malignant melanoma Clarks level IV had surgery middle of January...his last cat scan a month ago was good. he goes every 3 months for checks up...seems like the last 5 yrs we have been taking turns....getting sick or surgery or something.....but we seem to "buck" the other up when needed and I know how very lucky I am ....

I count my lucky stars and thank my "angels" every day

Bonnie

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