Post of Hope

May 22, 2009

This is a post of encouragement for any reader of this little blog who may be struggling with illness or the illness of a loved one. Two weeks ago my mother suffered a massive stroke.  She was found on the floor in her home on Mother’s Day after having collapsed more that thirty-six hours earlier. Mum was airlifted from her small country town.  The doctors, allied medical professionals, volunteer and professional ambulance staff and nursing staff have been magnificent. The initial medical opinions  were very pessimistic about the chance of  much improvement in her condition. She has confounded them and us  all. This week,  with  a lot of support,  she has been able to take some steps and next week she will be transferred to a  rehabilitation centre. So my message is one of hope. The body and particularly the brain can be amazingly unpredictable and there is very often the chance for small miracles.

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