It has been quite a while since I have written, just life getting busy. We have passed some milestones, 1 year since the stroke, first holidays in the new house since the stoke. Memory drug prescribed and well under way.
Acts of frustration have popped up here and there, some sadness, and impatience of wanting a new normal that is normal, not a new normal that is stroke driven.
Then you have to stop and breathe as I often do and remember with a shudder the Dr’s words, large stroke, deep in the brain, death is imminent. Part of it was true and the other part God reached out his hand and said no he isn’t.
We must never stop looking up and smiling and celebrating. Our latest was me asking him to grab the post it notes. Immediately I thought why did you ask for the post it notes, Scotty does not know what the dang post it notes are! I turned and there he was with a beautiful smile holding the Post It notes over his head like a trophy that was just bestowed upon him for winning a race. Next thing I know I have tears in my eyes what joy! He remembered something obscure. Then the realization hit, putting things up and remembering where they were has become a new reality and it is good.
God created the brain as an intricate computer the worlds first but he built in us the ability thru faith to repair the damage. The hard drive does not have to be replaced it just has to be rebuilt in faith. Reconnect those broken connections. It is possible. How wonderful to contemplate the coming days and months and the joy and accomplishments that will follow.
We are still full of hope, we wipe the tears away and put one foot in front of the other as we continue this journey called life and stroke recovery.