Thursday, May 21, 2015
I've Come So Far
I was just thinking last night about how far I've come.
That was me right after the stroke. Man I look rough. :) After the stroke I wasn't able to hold my head up. I had to have head/neck support on my wheelchair for awhile - it was an achievement to go without it. I couldn't speak. I had a catheter. I couldn't move my right side. I couldn't feed myself. Actually, I couldn't eat period and when I finally could, used a bib well after getting home (I was in the hospital/rehab for over a month). I had to have feeding evaluations, was on a liquid diet, etc. The first time they had me sitting up, I thought I was going to pass out. I had to take an ambulance on a stretcher from the hospital to rehab. The nurses gave me sponge baths while I had the catheter, and then I was bathed in the shower, because I couldn't do it myself. I couldn't brush my own teeth or brush my own hair. You get the picture.
Now, while I still can't walk and still struggle with many other things, I am doing pretty much everything. Wow, God is good!