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Old 10-07-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Another Challenge.

Several forum members have sent me PMs, mentioning they had not seen much of me on here lately, and wondering if everything is still okay in Terry-And-Marieland.

It is not.

Marie (my wife, sd90mac here on the forum) is currently in the hospital after having suffered a pretty bad stroke. I called an ambulance to transport her to Forsyth Medical Center a week ago Sunday, where she was admitted with partial paralysis on her left side, and impaired speech. Her left hand and arm have regained much of their previous mobility, and she only slurs her speech when she is very tired, her leg is giving her the most difficulty. It is improving slightly, but is taking a lot longer to recover than almost everything else.

While I'm pretty sure she'll never run another 4 minute mile, and she effectively retired when this occurred, we are hoping for a recovery to the point where she will be able to move around using only a cane. She'll probably be in the hospital for about another two weeks, and she will be brought home at that time. I'll be modifying our house in the meantime for her to be able to get around safely. It's an old house, and stubborn as old houses tend to be, but I am confident I can bend it to my will.

Obviously, I will continue to not be as 'everywhere, all the time" here as I used to be while we work through this new challenge. This time, the challenge will be health-related, rather than Airstream-related.

If anybody would like to wish her well, you can always send her a PM through the forum (she does have internet access), and if you really want to talk to her, you can send me a PM, and I'll provide you with the phone number to her room.



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Old 10-07-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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terry, thanks for the update and my best to (((((marie))))) and yourself. i might see you on my way south. i'll send her a pm when the dust settles a bit on my end.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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Terry,

So sorry to hear about Marie. Give her my best and I hope that she continues improving.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:10 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear this. Prayers for recovery and peace for you both as you wrestle with this challenge.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:13 PM   #5
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Terry, we so sorry to hear about Marie ' s stroke. We are sending you both prayers and positive energy and hope her recovery is quick and full.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:10 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear about that, I wish you the best.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:24 AM   #7
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Thanks for the update, Terry. I've been watching for something.

Sorry to hear Marie is not rebounding quickly, but hope she continues to improve and can soon come home.

I'm glad she has you.


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Prayers from us to you and Marie.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:35 AM   #9
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Thanks for the well wishes, I'll pass them along.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:41 AM   #10
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Thanks for the update, Terry. Our thoughts are with you both.
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Terry, you and Marie were missed at Alumalina. Please let Marie know that she is in my prayers. You are as well, as I know strength, physical and mental, will be needed.
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Please add me and KC the wonder cat (we wonder if she is a cat or a reincarnated Pharoah) to the list of those praying for her. I'm sure everyone on the forums are joining in too.

Of course Terry, if she recovers half as well as you did, she will eventually make it up and around AND be able to kick your fanny with her bad leg! Of course, I'm sure you're taking care of her well enough that she won't actually want to do that... other than possibly for rehab and demonstration purposes...

Is the house the same one I visited? That will be a bit of a challenge, but if I remember rightly the front door access is fairly low and level with a decent pass through hallway. The kitchen won't be impossible but the bathroom is going to need at a minimum bars and a slide seat for the tub. BTW lots of those things can be bought at a thrift store for a fraction of new.

I believe I have an excellent walker/seat combo stored somewhere that my late mother used. Speak but the word and I'll dig it out and UPS it.

And Terry, take enough time to take care of yourself and get some rest. I know you won't want to leave Marie alone, but she'll need you more once she's home and you'll want to have some energy left.

PS: Hospital social workers really ARE excellent resourses, so put yours to work. It may be possible to move to a better adapted space that will allow Marie to be more in the thick of things. Or perhaps they can find out if Habitats for Humanity will help you rehab the house for Marie's needs.

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Old 10-08-2014, 07:01 PM   #13
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Marie says the hospital is planning to take her to the county fair tomorrow as part of her physical/occupatonal therapy.
No word on whether they are planning to bring her back...
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Good to see you haven't lost your sense of humor, Terry.

We're all pulling for Marie's full recovery.


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