Tuesday, April 24, 2012

One Stroky’s Journey: One-Year Anniversary



Sunday April 22 marked the one-year anniversary of my Good Friday stroke last year. I was a little nervous about that approaching anniversary. I admitted my nervousness to son Jeremy while we were visiting Saturday.

“Mother,” he said, “It’s just another day.” And it was: Sunday was just another wonderful day. With the cool temperatures that had arrived, husband Walter surprised me with a fire in our fireplace. We had breakfast in front of the fire, went to church, enjoyed a casual lunch then a quiet afternoon and evening at home.

I typically seem to need such downtime in order to recharge after a day trip such as Saturday’s travel to Baton Rouge. Recharge I did, and Saturday plus Sunday added up to a perfect reminder to myself of how far I have come in the  year since my hemorrhagic stroke and of how I can be thankful that my stroke recovery will continue to be made manifest.

9 comments:

Muffy's Marks said...

And more progress is still to be made. Glad to hear you had a pleasant day.

Ginny said...

I can see where you may have been a little nervous, but my oh my, the progress you have made, it did not get you down and you beat it, a day to celebrate!!!!

gigihawaii said...

I liked what your therapist did to your cheek to get you to finally smile so beautifully. It has been a long and arduous year, hasn't it. Keep looking ahead and put the past behind you.

Arkansas Patti said...

I know it has to have been a rough year in so many ways, but you have to feel proud and fortunate at the marvlous progress you have made.
You amaze me and continue to do so with each post. Your spirit will not be bent. Your sense of humor and loving family have great healing powers.

Sandra said...

you have really done remarkable and i believ you will continue to improve more each day

schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

You have come a long way, and may you celebrate many more anniversaries. Congratulations. Dianne

Friko said...

Yes, it was just another day, but it was also the anniversary of a very frightening experience. A whole year later and look at you.

Going from strength to strength!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Breakfast in front of the fire sounds like a lovely way to begin any day!

Linda, you've made tons of progress this past year, and your spirit and determination lead me to believe that more progress is definitely in your future :)

photowannabe said...

One year...you have come so far. I thank the Lord for you and all the loving care you have received.
God has held you in His hands every step of the way.