Nov 4
lstorer
lstorer , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Amazing Husband

When my husband's stroke hit him january 9, 2016, we were both shocked,  he was a very healthy, active 60 year old, we had a ton of plans for our lives and travelling was a big part of it.  We had just been married 10 years in August 2015.  The first week, I thought he would either die or spend his life confined in bed or at a rehab.  My husband looked at me as they were preparing his bed in the hospital, that he would stay in a month, and said "I'm sorry" and then promised me that he would be 80 to 100% better for me.  I told him he had nothing to be sorry for and he should be 80 to 100% better for himself.  The stroke paralyzed his whole right side.  It has been a tough road for him and tough for me to watch.  My husband is absolutely amazing,  He has kept his promise to both me and himself.  It has been 10 months and he is doing amazingly.  He has regain all but about 15 % of his lost abilities.  He is now working on the fine motor skills in his hand and working on what he calls his "swagger", balance and proper walking.  His attitude through his journey has for the most part been upbeat,  he does have his days of being discouraged and that is where I come in.  I am his biggest cheerleader.  the change in our life is getting used to the new normal, working around his disabilities, and making the needed adjustments.  his sensory is kind of an issue still.  Too much stimulation, noise, and information going into his head sometimes bothers.  He has had alot of support from our family, and friends.  This is so important to feel that you aren't taking this journey alone.  he has alot of people who are like me, Amazed at his recovery and his determination to recover.  he works 6 hours a day at his therapy and still goes to outpatient therapy twice a week.  During his journey I have kept a journal daily and when he gets down on himself for not doing as good as he thinks he should I will just open to a page and start reading, He will choke up and remember how it was and then we talk about it.  He has been extremely supportive of my journey also and tells everyone he knows that he wouldn't be where he is today without the love and support of his wife.  That makes me feel so good.  I look foward to our future now and I know that whatever that holds we will take this Journey together and still in love.
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