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A Day in the Life: Stroke (of Luck)

This past Monday morning, as I came upstairs from the basement with an armload of clean clothes, the entire right side of my vision disappeared, while at the same moment, an excruciating pain shot through my head, creating the worst … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Standing in the Gap

The last week has been a blur, a very difficult blur. When my other dad went into the hospital after suffering what appeared to be a stroke late Sunday night, I was numb, hearing the words, understanding them intellectually, but … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: A Stroke of Bad Luck

Last year, another blogger friend wrote about her experiences as a caregiver for an elderly loved one. I find myself in the same position, though I’m not nearly so eloquent as she. Today is a physical recap of this week’s … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Getting a Leg Up (part two)

It’s a miracle! Just a week after your Halloween surgery, you are up and walking around without pain. For the first time in three years, you are finally walking normally. The rush you get from taking a walk in the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Thumbs Down, Part II

It’s been two weeks since your thumb joint replacement surgery and you are now sporting a lovely, purple fiberglass cast on your left arm. You hold your hand up as though wanting to ask a question all the time. You … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Thumbs Down (or Flatlining Again)

One afternoon, while packaging beads for sale in your gallery, your left thumb starts to hurt, especially when you’re opening the tiny zippered bags that hang on the pegboard. Like everything else, you ignore it until it becomes so painful … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Daily Drama Mama

Not long after your visit to the internist, you return to the gynecologist for your annual checkup. Nothing has changed, except that you are so angry with your surgeon that it’s making you sick. After your exam, when you have … Continue reading

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