Our Journey After Bob's Stroke
Maybe there is an appeal process? Or perhaps a different even better program elsewhere?I actually got kicked out of an outpatient rehab program because I was considered medically unstable. I was re-instituted a couple months later after my family doctor sent them letters. Hugggs to you.
One door closes, another one opens. Time for a bit of "rest" and "rethink" what the next step will be. As for the ciggies and mum-in-law..... addiction to anything takes time to rehab, so, yes, ciggies are not the thing to be doing, but cold turkey ain't easily accomplished either. Dear Bob's mom - peace to you. Send love and support to your son and daughter-in-law, they really need it.
Oh, no! Mom told me about it- that's really terrible! I hope you get a miracle!
I am in a far far away country, somewhere in South Asia and I read your blog avidly. You see, I am in a similar situation albeit my journey started a little earlier than you, on March 17, 2009 to be exact. My husband, a spine surgeon himself, suffered a massive stroke on the left side of his brain and is paralysed on the right side and is similarly aphasic. So I understand what you are going through, believe me, I do! I know, right at this moment, it feels the world has fallen apart and everything has lost its meaning, but you'll come through. What you can do now is do the exercises they taught at home perhaps, or hire someone who will come over and do the exercises for you perhaps?It might seem now that getting kicked out of the rehabilitation centre is unfair and is a setback. But actually, no. The hassle associated with the centre -- time maintenance, travelling time, etc -- eats up a lot more of your energy without equal amount of corresponding benefit than doing the exercises at home. Once he's improved, and become more mobile, you can return to the centre as an 'outpatient' (and they'll accept him hopefully) -- without much loss in the meantime.One thing I've learnt is -- the recovery process will take its own time. *There's no way to hasten it really -- not even the centres can do it.* What we can do as primary care givers is to maintain his limbs' range of motions with the exercises (do some active muscle strengthening exercises if you can, not compulsory) and talk to him -- talk to him a lot. His mental strength hastens improvement, if anything does.My prayers are with you. One thing that kept me going is a promise God made to us in the Qur'an: "Surely, after hardship comes ease. Surely after hardship comes ease". This promise does come true.
I'm grateful for Hasna's post! D - I've booked my hotel and car. Gonna do some research on how yoga can help. I hope to bring a renewed spirit to your household. Much love to you and Bob!!!
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