The Past Days Has Been A Rollercoaster of Feelings For Me

@SIMPLYD (78114)
Philippines
December 14, 2017 3:39am CST
Last 7th of December, the ManCom members, 8 of us, went to Manila through the big van of the company. While traveling, I was texted by my youngest sister that our mother had a stroke while asleep in the hospital when she was taken there for her high blood. I was sad, yet happy when we were at the Corporate Christmas party we have to attend. The next day was my birthday, and my boss treated us to lunch at Linguini Fini, then dinner at Vikings. My daughter also came so we can bond together. My boss insisted that she joined us for lunch and dinner. So she did. In between those times we went shopping. It was an enjoyable 3 days, though, at the back of my mind, I worried for my mother. So when we finally came back home, I went to the hospital where she is. I cannot control myself from crying seeing her not responsive, I have to go to the bathroom to cry. Her right body was paralyzed. Though her left is so mobile. She cannot talk but shed tears when I went to her left side, hugged and kissed her. She recognized me. I was there the whole day with my sisters. The doctor said she is doing good now and is waiting for her BP to stabilize so she can be released from the hospital and start her therapies to recover. I hope it will be soon.
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@jstory07 (65358)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Dec
I will say a prayer for your mother to improve and be alright. I hope she will improve. Take care of her.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
14 Dec
Thank you. Your prayer is very much appreciated.
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@hereandthere (28869)
• Philippines
14 Dec
belated happy birthday. i didn't know you were here. i also didn't know your mother was hospitalized, and i didn't know we can have a stroke while asleep. it's great you got to bond with your daughter. will she be spending the holidays with you? i'm glad your mother recognized you. i hope she's not in pain. i hope your father is okay.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
14 Dec
Thank you. Yes, we were there since 8th morning until 10th morning. We were housed at Privato Hotel at Shaw Blvd. When she was sent to the hospital, she still can talk and recognize. But the next day when she woke up hindi na and was paralyzed. Sa CT scan nya it showed that she had a stroke while asleep. Yes, our daughter will be coming home this 21st to 25th, her birthday. She has to go back 25th via night trip air-conditioned bus. She has her duty the next day that's why. But at least she will spend her birthday with us. No, she's not in pain, she just keep sleeping. Yes, our father is okay. He even kidded mother when they went to the hospital to visit, that she should recover already because it will already be two of them in wheel chair. But I know deep inside he is worried.
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@dodoazo (17311)
• Philippines
14 Dec
@SIMPLYD That's life. It's God who works miracles to those who believe Him with unwavering faith and a prayer of faith.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
@dodoazo That's true.
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@Shavkat (56580)
• Philippines
14 Dec
I am sorry to hear that. I do think she needs to undergo physiotherapy services. She will recover fast and will return the most functional level of the right hemiplegic side.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you. Yes, she will be having that, once she will be home already and ready for it. We are positive just as the doctor is for her quick recovery.
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@Shavkat (56580)
• Philippines
15 Dec
@SIMPLYD I think she will be fine. I can tell that she has a good prognosis.
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@ridingbet (46857)
• Philippines
16 Dec
but she said her right side is only weak, so she has right hemiparesis, am i right? hemiplegia is paralysis.
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@LadyDuck (147064)
• Switzerland
14 Dec
Oh my goodness, my mother first and your mother now, I am so sorry. I wish you belated happy birthday. My mother turned 97 yesterday, but she is not well at all.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
At least your mom is already 97 when she was not well. My mother is only 79. But we are hopeful she will recover. Her BP yesterday was at 130/120. She's improving.
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@LadyDuck (147064)
• Switzerland
15 Dec
@SIMPLYD My mother will not improve, exactly due to her age. You know, no matter the age your mother is your mother, the pain is the same.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
@LadyDuck God knows what is best.
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@cahaya1983 (10060)
• Malaysia
15 Dec
I'm sorry to hear about your mother. It's never easy seeing our loved ones in that condition. I hope your mother will be discharged soon and that the therapy will help her to recover.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you. Indeed, seeing your loved one in that situation is so heartbreaking. We are positive, just as the doctor is that she can recover.
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@cahaya1983 (10060)
• Malaysia
16 Dec
@SIMPLYD That's good. I know stroke patients who managed to make very good progress in their recovery through therapy.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
19 Dec
@cahaya1983 Yes. Actually my father-in-law is one of those who have fully recovered physically.
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• China
14 Dec
Sorry to hear of it ! Happily your mother is conscious now,which means her prognosis is good.Hope she will soon recover from it !
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you. Yes, that's what the doctor is happy about. She's conscious and can feel on her left side.
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• China
15 Dec
@SIMPLYD You are welcome! Hope your mother will pull through soon!
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
15 Dec
I understand how you felt, worrying about your mother. Happy birthday, anyway, and I hope therapy would work well for your mom because I knew of some cases where good therapists can make a stroke victim move normally again.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
19 Dec
That is true. I stopped worrying about her, when the doctor told me she has improved a lot and can have fast recovery once she has her therapy sessions. We plan to get the home service of the Physical therapist of my father before.
@RasmaSandra (16566)
• Riga, Latvia
14 Dec
I will put in my prayers for your mom and many blessings to you and your family.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you for being one of our prayer warriors.
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@sw8sincere (2725)
• Philippines
14 Dec
I'm sorry to hear about the condition of your mom I hope she will feel better soon once her therapies are done.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you. We are positive that her therapies will really be a big help to her recovery.
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@ridingbet (46857)
• Philippines
16 Dec
i think your mother had cerebro-vascular accident probably infarct. she is able to move the left side of her body but it is weak, am i right? i think a therapist can help her rehabilitate her right hemiparesis. is she having a slurred speech? isn't she taking maintenance medication for hypertension?
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
18 Dec
Please talk in layman's term, my dear ingrid. I can't understand those terms. But anyway, her right side is paralyzed but she can move her left. In fact, she would always fold her left knee and her arm is so moveable. She cannot talk. But I think she can hear us though we don't know if she recognizes us. Though, she smiled at the doctor, when he told her to smile at him. Yes, she has a maintenance for medication. I actually told her to go to the doctor when once I visited her she has a high BP when BPed. But then, she didn't. I was telling her to do it because her maintenance dose might be too low for her high blood already.
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@ridingbet (46857)
• Philippines
18 Dec
@SIMPLYD my lady, hemiplegia is paralysis of one side of the body. hemiparesis is the weakness of one side of the body. both have the root word HEMI-. slurred speech is like the "utal" in Filipino term. hypertension is high blood pressure. rehabilitation, i know you know what this means. letting your mother smile is a test whether your mother had a problem with one cranial nerve, and this is the 7th cranial nerve or the facial nerve. this is one test i let my students do to their patients who had stroke- the patient should smile or frown symmetrically.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
19 Dec
@ridingbet Thanks for explaining those. So, that is why the doctor told mother that, when he came to visit and she did smiled. That's a nice indication of improvement, right?
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
19 Dec
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she recovers well and quickly. I will include her in my prayers, and belated birthday wishes!
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
20 Dec
Thank you , my dear friend. I am praying too that she will improve much so that she can come home on Christmas day, which is again impossible since the doctor has already said not yet.
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@DianneN (74051)
• United States
20 Dec
@SIMPLYD Oh, I'm o sorry, but it is best not to rush things. Perhaps you can bring some Christmas cheer to her in the hospital.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
20 Dec
@DianneN Yes, that we will do. Thank you.
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@YrNemo (11136)
25 Dec
So sorry to hear that news. Hope your mother recovers completely soon. A belated Happy Birthday to you.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Dec
Thank you. She's finally at home last 24th. She keeps pressing my hands when I held her hands yesterday when I visited her at their house.
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@YrNemo (11136)
27 Dec
@SIMPLYD You being the oldest, would be her special daughter.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Dec
@YrNemo Maybe. But living with them is my 2nd to the youbgest sibling who takea care of her. She would clean her when she elimjnates waste without even putting a mask on her nose. She seemed not to get impatient taking care of her.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Dec
Oh I am so sorry to hear about the condition of your mother. I pray she will be fine.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
21 Dec
Thank you. Just yesterday, the two attending doctors both said she can be discharged before Christmas. However, the lady doctor wants her to have a therapy at the hospital and that she can already at least sit. She can already bend her right leg and arms.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Dec
@SIMPLYD That's good to hear, just continue the therapy even when she is already at home. It's very important for her recovery.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
22 Dec
@salonga That we will be doing. Thank you. Merry Christmas.
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@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
14 Dec
We are sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers for her. Wish her speedy recovery.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you. I am happy that you are one of our prayer warriors.
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@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
15 Dec
@SIMPLYD My pleasure.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
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@nela13 (4942)
• Portugal
30 Dec
I am so sorry for your mom my husband's mother had a stroke in november and she is still at the hospital, all her right side is paralyzed and she don't recognize us. It is so sad. Hope your mother recovers, wish her all the best.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
30 Dec
Thank you. I am sorry for your husband's mother. My mother has been discharged from the hospital last 24th, so timely for Christmas. She can't talk but she is responsive when she sees us. She would squeeze our hands when we hold her hand. She can at least now jerk her right leg. She will have her therapies soon. we are hopeful and praying for her recovery.
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@nela13 (4942)
• Portugal
30 Dec
@SIMPLYD Thank God she is recovering
@JudyEv (118543)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Dec
I'm sorry your mother has had a stroke. That is very sad. I hope the therapy will help her recover more fully.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
THank you. We are so hopeful too of her recovery. The doctor is positive and is just waiting for her BP to stabilize. Yesterday it was only 130/120.
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@ridingbet (46857)
• Philippines
16 Dec
@SIMPLYD if 130/120, she has a pulse pressure of only 10mmHg.
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@kepweng (11049)
15 Dec
sorry hope she will Get well Soon!
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you. We are positive she will.
@TRBRocks420 (73654)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Dec
Praying for your mom my friend.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
15 Dec
Thank you , TR. I really appreciate prayers.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
14 Dec
Life is somerimes rollercoaster for us. Hope your mother can recover.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
14 Dec
Thank you. We keep praying and we are positive that she can. Her left body is good.
@PatZAnthony (12344)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Dec
Many people recover from strokes and hopefully, your mom will too. It seems a good sign that your mother recognized you when she saw you, doesn't it?
@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
27 Dec
Yea you are right. She recognized.me.and that's a good sign that she can recover. She's at home.now and she will be starting her therapies soon.