Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I'm sorry for the indulgence of my last entry. Having a blog, it is so easy to want to spread the wealth of one's emotions among all friends and acquaintances--how convenient; one half-hour and a click and the unhappiness is effectively an epidemic!

It's not fair, I know. It is, however, what inevitably happens at 2 am in a hospital when you can't sleep and you (unfortunately) have access to a computer.

At any rate, things improve. I know this, we all know this, but in the heat of the moment it doesn't stop us from being alarmist, histrionic. At first I told myself it was the 'unexpected' that really killed me, but I think I know better now. To see a parent incapacitated, for any reason, at any time in life, is devastating. What's kind of funny is that I am only now realizing that I've known many people who have been in a similar situation. I just never really understood.

Anyway, for more detailed information you can go to:
And read about Right-Hemisphere stroke. Most of the information is right on, as it relates to my mom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. i wish the very best for your mom and her recovery. being a rehab nurse, i understand firsthand the challenges and struggles that have come and lie ahead. let me know if i can help in any way.