Monday, March 24, 2014

Blog 6

Eighteen months. That's how long I was supposed to be sick. I remember a deep conversation I had with my husband. Most of the research says a stroke victim my age should take 18 months to recover. It was raining and I was still in Nebraska. By the time 18 months came along, I was already home and really upset when the fake milestone passed. We decided the studies didn't apply because those studied ran out of resources or gave up. What we didn't take into consideration was the severity of my stroke or that I'm me. My stroke was b-a-d, and I haven't met anyone with such bad effects as mine. I've heard of a young lady in California fighting a battle similar and a young man in Arkansas whose stroke was far worse than mine. Then there's the fact that I'm not taking this stroke thing lying down. I'm serious, even though I am typically in bed when I'm home. Every chance I get I am trying to get better. I guess you could say I'm a bit stubborn. Even people who have never heard my reclusive voice think I'm stubborn. It is funny how personality traits can be used for good or bad. But I digress... I intend to get better, eventually.

10 comments:

Carol Spiker said...

I love hearing about you. God help her heal...that is my prayer. Please let her walk and talk and let everyone reading this blog hear her voice, look at her smile and have lunch with her. Her choice whatever she wants to eat!

Jennifer Glenn said...

Some call it stubbornness. I call it tenacity! Keep working hard like I know you are. Keep up the therapy. Keep writing. Keep being you and sharing your amazing thoughts. Despite the disappointments and struggles you face every moment of everyday, God is in your story. I hope you sense His presence. I love you and am praying for you daily!

anakinsnana said...

I am so grateful for your stubbornness, tenacity, perseverance, determination, what ever you want to call it. For without it we would not be able to hear the voice we know and love so very much! Thank you for not giving up!!!

Here We Go A Carrolling said...

You go girl. I love hearing your posts. You are more than this stroke intends to tell you you are. You are a warrior, girl.

Anonymous said...

You are truly an amazing woman. I can't even put into words how admirable I think you are. Keep fighting for what is yours! ��

Chris said...

Mind if I tell Alison who this is? : )

Anonymous said...

Wow Alison! I wish I had half of your strength and courage! You inspire me daily and I often catch myself wondering how you and Chris are doing! Glad you are blogging I love the window into your mind and heart :) Forever in my prayers -Chelsea

mary beth said...

Once upon a time someone referred to Kellie as "Intrepid". I looked it up in the dictionary and found "fearless". I have loved the word ever since then, but it always makes me think of a battleship name! Strong, mighty, and invincible. You are intrepid Alison and I want you to think of yourself that way. I know that most days, ok maybe every day, you do not feel any of those things, but we have learned on this journey that it's not about our feelings, but about the truth. And the truth is, you are strong, mighty and invincible. These qualities are coming out in your words and it is SO good to read them! Keep on keeping on! The battle has just begun!

Anonymous said...

It's so great to read your thoughts! The fact that you're not allowing yourself to be tied down by arbitrary milestones is such a testament to your determination, and we all admire you for it. You're amazing and I'm blessed to have a sister like you!

-Jeff

Joan Whitaker said...

My goodness Alison. You are one amazing woman! Keep up the blogs. You are such a good writer. It was my good fortune to work with you for awhile.

Joan