When our life changed foreverMy husband retired after 40 years of very hard work at the end of Sept 2016. We had big plans for buying a home on the water just not sure where, buying a new bigger boat and playing golf when we weren't fishing. On January 3rd, he suffered a left side major ischemic stroke, I wasn't home at the time and my mother found him unresponsive in the floor. So we don't know how long he was down...the result, complete right side deficit, global aphasia, apraxia. Shortly after the stroke, he developed a large saddle pulmonary embolis and again almost died. We were in ICU for 10 days and then back to acute rehab.
He was released from acute rehab on March 8 and came home to me. He has progressed slowly and we are beginning outpatient rehab this week. Ou beiggest blessing is that he is till here with me. He has a great attitude and is working hard. Our biggest frustration is communication and I pray for that breakthrough soon.
I hope this website will be a resource for me as we travel together.