Saturday, April 23, 2011

Life's curve ball strikes blogger

Retirement Daze blog followers need to know that my wife, Linda, suffered what we hope is a minor stroke.

She is resting comfortably in the intensive care unit at Ocean Springs Hospital.

The malady occurred Friday afternoon around 3 p.m. while we were in our home. Within a couple minutes we were able to realize what was happening to Linda and upon calling 9-1-1, paramedics were on the scene in less than 10 minutes.

Doctors indicate that what she suffered was not a clot, but a burst blood vessel. A cat scan revealed that it was small. She didn't have any movement on her left side upon entering the hospital.

As of Saturday night, she was showing movement in her left leg and was able to have some movement in her left arm.

She fed herself supper Saturday and is able to swallow water and other drinks. Her voice is becoming stronger, her mind is clear and she is easily able to converse.

Please keep her in your prayers. We will keep you updated as we work through her recovery.



  1. Thank you so much for letting us know!!!! Please tell her that my prayers are with her now and I am so very glad that she is improving!!! I will be checking back every day as usual for updates on her. Our love is with her.

  2. Oh Walter, I am so sorry. Linda will be in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like she will make a good recovery. I need my new friend.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Linda and thank you for letting us know. Please tell her that with therapy she can do wonderfully. The medical profession has made leaps and bounds with stroke rehabilitation.

  4. Thank you for letting Linda's readers know about her stoke. I too had a stroke a few years ago and have returned to normal. My course sounds a lot like hers. I will keep her in my thoughts and pryers. Dianne

  5. Oh, my. I'm so sorry to hear this. Let her know we are thinking about her, and I will certainly keep my prayers headed your direction.

    Thank you, Walter, for letting us know.

  6. Oh my goodness...I was so sad upon hearing this, but also so relieved that the recovery is looking very good. Will keep you in my prayers, Linda!

  7. Hi Walter, Please tell Linda that I'm sending lots of Love, Hugs and Prayers her way! As soon as she's better, I'm taking her to lunch at the place of her choice, along with the other GCRL Ladies!!
    Take care,
    Beth Bosarge

  8. Thank you, Walter, I shall be remembering you both in my prayers.

  9. thank you for the update, i will pray for Linda and tell her the MadSnapper is thinking of her and praying for quick healing. also let her know we will all be waiting for her return to blog land. so sorry to hear this.

  10. It's been one of those weeks, and I just now made my way over here... Walter, I'm so sorry to hear about this "curve ball", but I'll certainly be keeping both of you in my prayers as Linda recovers. Take care, and please keep us updated as you can! (Kathy)

  11. Prayers coming your way right now. So sorry to hear the news but I know that our God is healer and Linda is in His hands.

  12. Linda,
    I have really been out of the loop. I did not know that you suffered a stroke. I won't have time today, but I want to read all of your posts about this.

    God bless you as you continue to heal and progress.