Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Card for the Day

 My card of the day: The Sun...Everything's gonna be alright. Thank you for your prayers. They are working!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Life is a Gift

Dear Friends,
   It has been a while since i have been online. Some of you know this already, but i have been in our big hospital in Albany NY(Albany Medical Center)recovering from a stroke. Saturday, April 28th, i was just washing my supper dishes, when i suddenly got an enormous and very unusual headache. I knew right away that it was serious, so i put away the critters in a room where they would be safe, and called 911. After many tests and procedures.it turned out to be a subarachnoid hemorrhage , or a Hemorrhagic Stroke. One of the first things they told me was, i was a very luck girl. This kind of bleed has a higher fatality rate, and the prognosis is poorer for those who have these sort of strokes. In my opinion, i am a MIRACLE! I have absolutely NO deficits from this event(that have surfaced as of yet) and i am ALIVE! For those of you who knew what happened and have been praying for me, THANK YOU so much. I am sure that is a big reason why my condition is so stable. For those of you who are wanting to know what to do to help, please pray for me and my family, and send your healing energy my way. I am not out of the woods yet. I am walking with a walker, as i am pretty off balance and am taking some pretty strong drugs for the pain. I always have a baseline headache, and the pain in my back and legs almost takes my breath away when it starts. I am told this back and leg pain is due to my body reabsorbing the blood via the spinal column.
    This has been pretty hard on my Family. My husband Bill had to go into respite service to be cared for, and my daughters, my Parents and friends have all put themselves out there helping me recover. I am a very fortunate woman to have so many people care about me. Thank you Everyone!
     This is the first time i have been able to sit long enough to type, and the light from the screen hurts my eyes. So i will not be online as much as usual, but this will pass as i get stronger. I haven't been able to watch tv or listen to music, or read as i seem to be super sensitive to that sort of thing. For the first time in forever i have spent a lot of time in silence, thinking, planning for the future. There is a reason this did not kill me. I need to figure out what to do with the rest of my life, and pay it forward...
                                                                                               Love, mare