Today marks one month and five days I suffered a mini stroke and was rushed to the emergency room by ambulance. The stroke happened sometime during my sleep and I woke up with no movement to my entire right side of my body. I could not move or speak and to my surprise I was not able to swallow. It was a terrifying experience for all my family and myself. Shortly after I was examined while at the emergency room I was admitted to the hospital and stayed for duration of four days. During my hospital stay several tests were taken to determine what caused the stroke, and the results were blood clotting on the right side of my heart and a hole in my heart.
As you can imagine my daily life was turned upside down. I am currently under medication which I will take for the rest of my life or until I decide to have heart surgery. I no longer have the ability to move rapidly, but I am regaining my strength and movements thanks to God. It is very difficult not to be able to care for my family the way I used to, but I have faith with time I will be just like before. "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody." 1 Thessalonians 4: 11 & 12
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At this time I am so happy and comfortable enough to sit down and share what happened to me with all of you, and I am hoping by doing so my feelings of hope, trust, and faith can multiply. And so I am taking life one day at a time accepting the fact I move slower, telling myself I will regain all my strength, fighting off depression, stepping into joy, being gentle to myself, spending time with those people I love, but most importantly taking time on a daily basis to be alone with God. I figured with God by my side everything is possible. “Our hope is in the LORD. He is our help, our shield to protect us. Psalm 33:20
From the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my post.