Another day, another doctor's visit.
The news. Ray's fall didn't do much damage. The compressed fracture of L3 was an old one???? Of course he still has the pain but the doctor agave him another week's pain killers.
The CT scan shows that Ray has had another stroke, that is since April when he had the last CT scan. That means that whatever he went to hospital with on the night of 20th May probably was a stroke even though the doctors in Emergency certainly didn't seem to think so. But the doctor wanted to know did I feel the fall on Saturday was caused by a stroke? I don't know.
Our Dr Jack is a good old guy, he assesses the tests etc, checks Ray's blood pressure, keeps the diabetes under check, gives a little advice but not too much. Unfortunately what he doesn't have is a crystal ball. I sure wish he had one of those! He and I both want to know why Ray is still having strokes. With all the medication, the checks and balances, WHY, WHY, WHY!!!
So I will set up another neurologist's appointment, continue to try to get more PT, keep us all on a healthy diet, varied schedule, etc.
While I am sad that he has had another stroke I also looked back on our life and realised it is almost 15 years since his first stroke and a lot has happened in those 15 years that I am glad I had Ray along side me for. We did say, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health and so far have been able to keep those vows.
The ongoing cell death caused by small vessels disease is another ongoing problem that will have to be reassessed as time goes on.
The Bible says something like: "sufficient unto each day is the evil (trouble) thereof." I agree, one day at a time.