life tragedy

Philippines
June 7, 2011 9:26am CST
I had a depressing tale of a colleague who recently suffered a stroke. The stroke affected her brain and paralyzed half of her body. Though she has a physical therapist helping her to recuperate, I was told her condition was deteriorating and that now she is acting like a child. I felt quite depressed and I could not focus on my work. I kept thinking and seeing her while she was healthy and up and about. Now, I don’t think I could visit her and see her in this condition. I might break down when I see her. Have you felt this way with someone you know? If not, if it happens to one of your friends, what would you do?
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
7 Jun 11
One must focus on the ill person, we are fearful of our own reaction and how others might see us, but if you can go in love and caring to support your friend then you must do it. When ever i have been very ill, I find the hardest thing to do is to comfort the loved ones who worry about me.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
hi, dear. the stroke must have affected a vital organ to have cause her fast deterioration. life can be full of 'surprises'. let me share a story. after graduation, my boyfriend and i already planned on what to do next. we had so many plans. several months after graduation, i was able to find a job while he was still looking for one, and then suddenly, he suffered stroke. left body paralyzed. i was torn between staying with him and leave as told by my parents. finally, i decided to be with him and stay by his side. we got married a year after, and had two kids. he was paralyzed in the left part of the body but is mobile. despite the condition, we tried to live a normal life. there are so many wonderful things to tell about our life. the ailing people need us to be strong for them. i know it is not as easy saying because we were not used to see them in such a condition where they are strong and able. but we have to be there for them. i am sorry that you have to experience but i believe it will serve a purpose. God bless.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Jun 11
Hi. figurativeme. I have never been through this with any friend or colleague of mines before. I know that this may be very difficult for you to deal with and go through. I am very sorry that you are experiencing this situation too. If I was in this situation, I would feel very helpless because I would want to do all that I can to help make my friend's condition so much more better, but I know that I can't. All that you can do is just be there for your colleague. Pray also, because God has a special way that he can heal your friend.