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Eva Ulian
Eva Ulian
Take care, thinking of you, Rachel.
Barbara
Barbara
:( How is he? Hugs to you.
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
Feeling sorry for himself and quite scared. He just turned 71 and his dad died at 73 from a stroke. But this was a mini one, but there is some scarring on the brain, so more tests tomorrow. But our car's broken down so I had to get a friend to come and fetch me (an hour each way), and he has no phone with him. So tomorrow will be logistically interesting. Knackered now
Barbara
Barbara
I take it he's still in hospital? Prob the best place for him right now. Hope you can get some rest.
Ancora Imparo
Ancora Imparo
Oh Rachel, that's hard for you. I won't wish you luck – it seems too trite for something so important. But I wish you and your husband well. Sending you love and hope you manage to get some sleep.
E G Logan
E G Logan
Very best wishes to both of you.
CageSage
CageSage
Wishing him a full recovery; please take care of yourself, too.
Leonora
Leonora
I'm so sorry. Best wishes to both of you.
Nmlee
Nmlee
Sorry to hear. I hope you're both okay.
Emily
Emily
Rachel, I'm so very sorry to hear this :( Sending you both the best of wishes :heart:
RK Capps
RK Capps
Thank God he's okay :heart: Very scary stuff! I'm glad it was only a mini one. Wishing he recovers all he can and the family is coping xx r
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
Yeah I think he's OK. There is some scarring or damage to the brain. But as I told the neurologist, I wasn't even sure he had a brain to begin with...
Carol Rose
Carol Rose
So sorry to hear this! :(
Paul Whybrow
Paul Whybrow
Recovery is possible. I had a mini-stroke in 1995, after what had been the most stressful year of my life in which I lost everything. After-effects included problems writing when I'd miss out letters without realising it. I improved this by copying out tedious non-fiction works, including car workshop manuals.
Paul Whybrow
Paul Whybrow
Depression creeps up on stroke survivors, so be watchful for that. I lost four years of my life to depression, which might have been shorter had I asked to see a counsellor.
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
He's depressed anyway. But yes I'll keep extra vigilant
Thanks
Steve C
Steve C
That is sad news. I wish you both all the best
Steve C
Steve C
My wife suffered a minor stroke three years ago. Fortunately, she is fine but she is on pills for the rest of her life.
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
Rachel Caldecott-Thornton
Pills we can live with! Thanks for telling me this.
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