It’s 4 weeks today since the first stroke. In the middle of tonight night it will be four weeks since the second or third (I don’t know which, but I know it was the worst one). Tomorrow it will be four weeks since they worked out what the problem was. And I discovered what a true star Kate (L) was, and many others of you are. It seems like a lifetime ago, to me anyway. How about you?
My INR result today was 1.9. Which isn’t quite 2. They are keeping the warfarin the same for a couple more days, during which we keep going with the Clexane as well. Check again on Wednesday. (We’re looking for it to get to, and then stabilise, between 2 and 3.) Apparently it usually about 5 days to do this, after which the Clexane injections are stopped. We enter week 3 tomorrow. I plan on stabilizing before the end of the week. Any ideas on how to will this in? Or are we just reliant on someone else’s work?
Anyway, before I began his blog, way back in Hospital Number 3, I looked for other blogs because I needed someone else’s story. I’d have settled for anything that gave a clue, but I couldn’t find anything. My research skills are better again, so I went looking again for some blogs. I’m still interested, plus they more interesting to you than this one!
I actually only found three. Three. In total. But they are indeed more interesting than mine. I’ve not been in touch with any of them so I hope they don’t mind the links. Have a read. And do feel free to switch allegiance:
- DOM PARDEY was only 28 when he had a massive stroke that kept him in a coma for 3 weeks and in hospital for 2 years. See… that’s a proper stroke. The first link takes you to the first post. Keep reading: post number 5 is gut-wrenching. He’s obviously got some great mates too: they set up a Trust for him.
- BILL HERBST was home within 10 days, but then had a complete nightmare of ongoing pain. He’s an astrologist and I surmise he probably was open to alternative healing options. His most recent posts asks people to stop sending him suggestions on this. Given what he does for a living, I suspect that what’s not been said in this blog is… is interesting the right/appropriate word?
- STEVE & KATHY BONCHER – a far more typical tale in terms of age and effect, but told primarily from the wife’s point of view.
And finally, for now, I took this picture for someone who likes Love Hearts almost as much as I do. But I like the picture so much I’m sharing, and hoping the initial recipient doesn’t mind too much.