cruzanheart : I’ll tell her that there are people praying for her, although I’m not sure that she’d mind who it was, there are times when she reminisces about the church she used to belong to and how kind the pastor was there. Thanks for the kind words. outnfree : Thanks for that experience. The people in therapy say that she’s a good candidate for recovery, and I’ll look into what help the social services has here, as well as help with the cleaning and such. I’m hoping she stays at the rehab centre for awhile - I know it’s hard on her but I think I need the time to get things organized.
Imanaliento : I’ve checked the Heart and Stroke Foundation website as well as the Heart Health Center; thanks for the tip about Google. I’m glad to get others’ experiences as well, so as to know what to expect or not to expect. Witnesses talk the talk but sure don’t walk the walk.
Blondie : Sorry I sort of hijacked your research post, I didn’t realize that was the topic I was in (I guess I should have known since it’s the one I always check out - your WT review ! ) when I hit “new topic”. I’ve also found that the people at the hospital and the rehab centre are great. I think I’ll miss them more than my mother! Some of the witnesses have popped in to see her and phoned but I’m certainly not expecting any help, other than a couple of sisters who are very good at that sort of thing, always helping others. Of course, they have always been like that, it’s nothing to do with being a dub, and I know the congregation certainly wouldn’t organize anything like regular help, when something gets done it’s certain individuals on their own initiative that do the helping.
RayzorBlade : You’re a sweetie - such kind words! At least the good weather will be here soon (I’m a Canuck also, somewhere between Thunder Bay and Fredericton ), so my mother will be able to sit in the back and look at the garden and the cats and the birds, along with the one squirrel who terrorizes the rest of the backyard zoo. It’ll give her something to look forward to while I’m at work. Hope we get to meet one day!
Els : Long time no speak! Haven’t been sending any jokes lately, eh? My brother will be in town next week and then will be moving here in the summer, so that will help. I have a gift certificate for a massage and spa treatment and I imagine that I will be using it in the very near future!
Gumby : It’s true older people want to believe they’re still independent and can do things on their own, even their own recovery. At least my mother sort of has no choice in the matter, the hospital sent her directly to rehab and she can’t get discharged until she’s mobile, or at least well enough to cope at home with help from social services. Now that I’ve disconnected from the borg and realized I’m going to get old one day also ( ), it’s been sort of a shock to realize that I could end up in the same situation some day! Ugh, scary! Better start that low-fat diet soon!
Myself : Good to hear about your uncle’s recovery. A sense of humour helps. My mother (at 80) was teasing the orderlies and doctors while there (only the younger, handsome ones or the big, brawny fellows) so that’s a good sign. I guess ! She needed help to get to the washroom and called to one of the orderlies “hey handsome - I want you!!”
Then again, maybe she wasn’t joking .
Shakita : Great daughter? I’m not sure; I feel it’s my duty. But I’ll take the compliment anyway