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wickedwords ([personal profile] wickedwords) wrote2016-12-03 10:16 pm
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It's been a day

I spent the day at madigan army medical center as my mother in law had a stroke last night.  Her right side is affected, but she can still talk, which is great.  She was able to move her hand some today (open and close it, make a fist, that type of thing) which is fantastic as she wasn't able to do that last night.  She's having a tough time -- she's had back pain for years, and now she can't use her right arm to help her lever herself into comfortable positions, plus she can't do much with her right leg.  There will be more tests tomorrow as they evaluate the near term recovery plan, and what the prognosis looks like. We know there will be some time at a rehab facility, and we'll just take it one day at a time after that.  I'm not sure she's going to be able to live alone anymore.

Aging, man.  It can really suck.

I'm forever behind on my yuletide story, and seriously considering defaulting.  This would be my first time, and while some of it is I just can't get myself to sit in the chair and do the work, I'm also distracted by crazy stuff happening in life: the layoff, the election, dad's recalled pacemaker, and now this.  It's really a lot, you know?  I need a draft by default day for me to feel comfortable continuing, so that's the goal for the week.  We'll see what happens.  

I really hope everyone else had a much better day.
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[personal profile] king_touchy 2016-12-04 02:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you're mother-in-law's injury wasn't as severe as strokes can be, but man, that really sucks. I hope for a good result, quickly.

I totally hear you on the stress affecting your yuletide. Here's to finding enough oomph to get out your draft.
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[personal profile] rosaw 2016-12-04 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Sending you love and all good thoughts for you mil's recovery. {{{hug}}}
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[personal profile] marthawells 2016-12-04 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry to hear this. I hope she keeps improving quickly.

Yeah, this had been an awful year and it's ending in the most horrible stressful way. I hope you can finish your story in time.
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[personal profile] dorinda 2016-12-04 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry to hear this! I hope she continues to have as much recovery as possible.

And good luck with your draft...I totally understand the overwhelm.
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[personal profile] cathexys 2016-12-04 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Sending you all the good thoughts!!!

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[personal profile] minim_calibre 2016-12-05 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Ugh, that's too much.

You should hop into IRC. It's been keeping me motivated, at least.

[identity profile] slb44.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm thinking very good thoughts about a full and complete recovery for you mother in law.

More importantly I'm sending lots of positive vibes, soothing thoughts and great big {{{hugs}}} to you. You're such a strong person and I know how these sort of things can halt you in your tracks but I know beyond a doubt that you will find your level footing again and be as dynamic and fantastic as you've ever been.

[identity profile] minnow1212.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no! Best of wishes to your m-i-l for a swift recovery.

I will say this--when my uncle had a stroke about 18 months ago, he really was able to make up a lot of the ground. He had what sounds like a comparable experience with your m-i-l: his speech wasn't greatly affected, but one of his hands was, and his leg. The improvement during the time at the rehab facility was really remarkable--I visited him a few times there, and each time there was a noticeable difference. He didn't quite get full functionality of the leg back--he still uses a cane when he's tired especially--but you would never know, if you just met him now, that he'd had a stroke.

[identity profile] barkley.livejournal.com 2016-12-05 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
Thinking good thoughts for your mother in law.
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[personal profile] rhi 2016-12-05 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
Thinking good thoughts for all of you and {{{hugs}}} may Yuletide work out however is best for you.

[identity profile] reeby10.livejournal.com 2016-12-05 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way. That's a lot of sucky stuff to deal with *hugs*