Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Quick Update
Just got back from my morning visit with Mom. Met with the Neurologist (who, sadly, looks nothing like Patrick Dempsey) and he thinks she probably had a stroke. She's meeting with a neuro ophthalmologist this afternoon for some more testing. Stroke's at the top of the list but there are a few other things it might be. I'm trying very hard to not freak. Your encouraging thoughts have helped more than I can say.


Anonymous mrschili said...

Ok, this is Stern Mrs. Chili speaking. DO NOT FREAK. It will serve no purpose than to land you right back where you are when the fit is over with nothing to show for it. Did you see Apollo 13? Remember the scene where Swigert and Haise are bitching at each other and Lovell smacks them down by saying "All right, we're not doing this, gentlemen. We are *not* going to do this. We're not going to go bouncing off the walls for ten minutes, 'cause we're just going to end up back here with the same problems! Try to figure out how to stay alive!"

This is what I'm telling you.

Now that that is out there, is there anything I can do to help you figure out how to stay alive? Do you have all the information you feel you need and is it presented to you in a way you can understand? Are all YOUR needs being seen to? Do you have sufficient support? I mean, I can't come over and sit on Booger for you while all this is going on (and don't think for a second that I wouldn't if I could), but I CAN certainly offer the proverbial shoulder - email me if you need my number. I can also tell you that there have been a LOT of wonderful advances made in the treatment of stroke and that it's no longer the spectre it once was.

Sit down, take three deep breaths, close your eyes, and believe that it will all be alright. You know where to find me if you need me.


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