The day my only child, my son, Dustin died my whole world came to a halt. I was in a black hole that was sucking the life out of me. From that day forward I didn't have a normal life, I lived an "abnormal normal" life.
One winter I met the man of my dreams. Completely. I wondered why it had taken so long to meet the true man for me. We did everything together. He taught me how to live again. Life was so good. I still grieved for Dustin but was learning to live through the pain.
February 11, 2011 Michael had got us our second cup of coffee. We were in the computer room, he was on his and me on mine. All of a sudden he sneezed, belched so loud and made a horrible sound. I asked him, "Are you going make it over there?" He never answered. I turn his chair around and then and there I knew he was having a stroke. It was horrible. I called 911 and of we went. I hadn't combed my hair, had a shower, nothing just left. They med-flighted him to Ohio State Medical Center.
Since February 11, 2011 my life changed again. I knew nothing about strokes. I knew nothing about rehabs. I learned so much and try to absorb all I could.
He was rehabs until June 23, 2011. He got to come home and I was so excited. I, of course, thought I was Super Woman and handle it all by myself. We now have aides 10 hours a day. Michael needs help 24/7 and cannot be left alone.
I am on my computer when the aides are here. I love him and I will keep this up until I can't. I recently had back surgery and next is shoulder. At those times we have help around the clock.
July 11, 2011 my Daddy died. Another change in directions for my life. My Mom came to live with use because she didn't want to live in the country by herself She is 83 years old and has more energy than me! lol Her and Michael are both perfectionist, I am so much the opposite. They keep me hopping! lol
I thank God that I am able to be here for both of them. I miss going out with friends, going out of state to visit a wonderful and staying with her, and so much more. God gives me the strength to keep going.
I love life, God and my family!