Well I have read on the threads that caregiving can affect a person's health and in some cases seriously. It is true. There was a set back today...not with my honey but with me. I probably should not be posting right now so please bear with me and I hope I don't offend or upset anyone. I will apologize ahead of time as I know this is going to be a "book" and probably rambling.
I woke up this morning feeling very strange and believing it was Friday. My honey was still asleep. I remember getting up, doing dishes and took some trash out to the trash can. It was full....why was it full on Friday since trash is picked up on Thursday? I even checked the neighbor's (behind us) trash and it was empty. I went back in, closed the garage door and went back inside. By this time the left side of my face down into my arm felt numb & I still was sure it was Friday. I was getting ready to call and find out why our trash had not been picked up when my honey got up and informed me it was not Friday, it was Thursday. I went into the bathroom to brush my hair and get ready for the day when I saw that the left side of my face had dropped ( l looked very lopsided) and I was talking out of the right side of my mouth. I knew for sure then I had had another TIA (minor stroke) but this one was worse. By the time I realized what was going on, it was too late to go to the hospital. (45 min-1 hour is the window that they can help). Plus the hospital cannot use clot busters on me as I am allergic to them and most of the meds they use for stroke. (was told this at the hospital the last time this happened)
It did not scare me as this is my 14th stroke (2 major/12 TIA's -minor strokes) but just saddened me. This is the worst one...my brain does not want to function right now & my honey is pretty much on his own. He has been trying his best to watch over me & take care of me. I won't drive or even attempt it as I know I am not safe to be on the roads until this clears out.
Thanks everyone...just had to get this out where I can see it and try to get my brain organized again. Please guard, protect and take care of yourselves. I will recover though I am not sure how long it will take, but I will beat it. Y'all have a good night. By the way just reread my post and did pretty good considering how scrambled my brain feels right now (smile).