Daily Update, 4-6-20
University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center
So, I woke up this morning at 6 o’clock, the nurse came out at 6:15 and stuck me, she took five little capsules of blood and two other nurses came in to get my vitals. They asked me how I was doing and asked me to perform a couple of tasks for them. How interesting. When we were done, they had to help me to the rest room. I said I don’t have a problem, they left, and I was able to pull my pants down and have a seat. I had a bowel movement, straightened up, everything back together, they came back in and finished pulling my pants the rest of the way up. Prior to April 5th, I did these functions for myself since I was a baby or old enough to take care of my business. It’s funny how 24 hours can change your life.
Somewhere around noon yesterday I had a stroke. Spent the next few hours doing a couple chores and walking back-and-forth slowly trying to keep my balance. I did make it upstairs twice, the first time I went up I thought I was going to have to scoot down the stairs. But I did manage to walk and keep my balance. I don’t think I could do that right now. My left arm has going to need strengthened. And my left leg sort of likes to walk to the left, which is not good for my right leg, so I would think that I would fall easily without help. I am relatively calm with all the uncertainty.
Today my nurses are Holly, Charmaine and Ceriah (sorry if I spelled her name incorrect). Very nice ladies very patient. I am certain it is a normal Monday for them.
Today should be interesting. I do not have much of an appetite, but they have some avocado toast I can get there without goat cheese, that could be pretty good. Last night when I got to the room around 1 o’clock they brought me some applesauce pretzels and pudding. I had the applesauce and drank water. I’ve had two glasses of water through the night and here we sit at 6:52 AM. It’s Monday
I wonder how many times I will be repeating the same story to family and friends. So shortly, I will text us everyone. From the fammjammm❤️ group! (our family’s text group name) I love you guys, please write a list of what you want me to ask the doctor today. I’ll be meeting with a neurologist name Dr. Richardson and an orthopedic doctor, Dr. Eubank.
Oh yes, a couple of things. One I hope to the use of my left leg back, I can’t even wiggle my toes. As a bowler I’m going to need to do that. So, I’ll be working on it, I am controlling my left hand a little bit better, but it is quite numb. I have numbness on my face from my cheek under my nose right side. It feels like I had a couple Novocain shots, that did not wear off.
That’s a pretty good update. But I’m sure you have questions. OK one other thing, I’m not a very good typist, my left thumb is all over the keyboard. So, I’m talking into the phone. My thoughts are clear, I could have used a couple more hour’s sleep. I figure that’s not going to happen.
Morning update April 6, 2020.