Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life Ater Strokes

Hello dear blog friends, praying for everyone, and loving you all. Well, my life after the strokes is the same, but different. I hope that makes sense. They told me I had several mini strokes, then the big one on September 4.  There is a home health therapist that will be coming out to my apartment for several weeks to give me therapy.  I am still leaning to the left when I walk, need help with my balance. Yesterday was a bad day for me, I could hardly walk at all, my vision was very blurry, and my left hand was giving me problems. So, when the therapist came out to see me today, and found out about all of my symptoms, she told lovebug that he needed to take me to the emergency room for a check up, just to be safe.  So of course he took me right away.  After they checked me, and did a few test on me, they said that I had another mini stroke in the last couple of days.  It affected my legs, and my left hand a little bit, and my vision a little.  But, as always God was with me, thank You Father. I am doing the 15 exercises that my physical therapist gave me to do twenty times a day, each leg, twice a day.  She also wants me walking outside everyday, I am doing my best as far as that goes.  Remember, when I was lovebugs helper, doing the exercises with him every night? Well, it is his turn now, he does my exercises with me, he is such an encouragement to me. May God sweetly bless him for his efforts. Please keep praying for us, things here are different, but the love is the same, and our faith is only stronger. Asking God to keep watch over all of you. I love you all bunches.

22 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you, Denise, for letting us know what's going on. We will be praying for you and your Lovebug. I am glad that he is such a good help to you. I pray that you will fully recover from these mini-strokes and that God will continue to bless you with His presence and love.

Wanda's Wings said...

Will continue to lift you up in prayer.

Cathy said...

Praying for you and Eddie, Dear Denise. Love and Hugs ~

Saleslady371 said...

How wonderful that Lovebug is helping you exercise. What a beautiful picture of true love. Praying for your healing! Love you, too.
Mary

Godsgalnj said...

I'm so sorry to hear this... hope things will get better for you soon. Glad to hear that your lovebug is helping you as you once helped him. *hugs*

Angela said...

Been praying for you sweetie. My mother had a stroke two weeks ago. She is not at the hospital, Shaver, which is an amazing place to do her physio. She too has been working with them, some days two times, other days four times of physio and speech. She is bound and determined to get stronger and be 'successful' as she put it the other day. Love ya..so glad to hear this update.

Love Bears All Things said...

You two have certainly walked through the fire....being refined to be used for his glory....you are an inspiration.
I'm so happy you're able to let us know how you are doing.
Blessings,
Mama Bear

Vicki @ Light for the Creative Soul said...

Just read your update in my inbox, Denise, and wanted to let you know I'm praying, too. God bless you and Lovebug, and may the Lord's peace and presence overwhelm you ♥♥ Love you dearly, friend. {{Hugs}}

rcubes said...

I'm glad your lovebug is always there by your side...Like our Father. God bless you sis and praying for you always.

From the Heart said...

Will continue to pray for youu and your Lovebug. There is nothing impossible with God. Keep us informed as you can so we will know how to pray. God bless you, AliceE.

MyJourneyBack said...

I was so worried. I knew you must have been sick. I am grateful and thankful that the doctors have a plan. I praying for both of you. And I am praying for a complete recovery. Mind the doctor and try and get outside. I bet the weather is beautiful there right now. Thanks for updating. You know many people love you.
Hugs,
Sherry

From the Heart said...

Denise, I have put your name on the list at The Lighthouse that your home but need continued prayer. Hope that's okay.

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Ohhh my goodness Denise... This has to stop in Jesus Name... you just got home... ohhh you poor sweetheart and your sweet Lovebug is so good! I'm so glad that he is and that he takes such good care. And tho' it is his turn as you had to do, may God bless you both with His Helper. I'm so relieved that they are sending someone to you at your apt. but very disturbed that already you are battling with walking, vision and your left hand.
This helps us to pray more specifically. Yet I do wish there was something more we could do but I believe in the One who can and I know You believe and trust Him. Please Father, keep good watch over our little Shortybear and deliver her from any more setbacks and set her on Your way to whole healing in You and through Your grace. Pour out Your love and blessings on them in Jesus Name and BE the God of Miracles and Impossibilities. We thank You for bringing her home and ask that You strengthen her and also give Eddie wisdom and strength as he copes with all of this... We love You and give You glory for all You are doing and will do!

I love you, Denise and will keep on praying and waiting for you to be well enough to join in praying for others like you do, you're a treasure and I miss you but would rather have you take care of getting better than anything else.
May God hear our pleas for you and answer in love & grace. BIG HUG!!!2
Peggy

jackie said...

I truly admired your courage and strength... Just keep going!

Karen said...

I am glad to hear from you and glad that you are getting the therapy and exercises to help you! God bless and keep you!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I hadn't realized you had mini strokes. I'm so sorry Denise you're going through all this. I wonder if it's a result of the eating disorder? Did they tell you? Praying for you....Get strong and well.

From the Heart said...

Just came to see how you were doing. Pray that you are recovering from the mini strokes.
Blessings, AE

Bernadine said...

I'm keeping you in my prayers.
God bless

LisaShaw said...

Precious sister, I continue to pray for you and your health and for your husband. My heart of prayers and love are with you. More importantly God's Hand of Healing and Strength is with you. I love you dear one! Stand firm on His Word and your faith in Him.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Denise, you're definitely in my prayers. Praise God HE is so loving and caring to meet your needs. AMEN!

Andrea said...

Denise, I am so sorry that you are sick, and I will be praying for you as you move toward recovery. Your words glow with love for the Lord.

Hugs,

Andrea

April said...

Praying for you, Denise! Stay strong!