Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Saturday, April 14 – We have extended our stay here in Amelia Island, Florida, due to an unexpected health issue. Marsha was awaken from a restless night on Wednesday with a minor stroke. Luckily, we were near a large city (Jacksonville, FL). Within a very short time, we were at Baptist Hospital, and Marsha was receiving emergency care. After extensive testing, it was determined she had a minor stroke on the left side of her brain. She has some difficulty using her right arm, a weakness when walking, and minor difficulty forming thoughts into words. She was released from the hospital Thursday evening to return home to the RV.

It is amazing the progress she has made in just a very short time. She is doing home therapy which they taught her in the hospital. Monday she will begin physical, occupational, and speech therapy on an outpatient basis. We are spending our time exercising, taking short walks, and getting Marsha back to her fun-loving self! With hard work and support of medical staff, she is expected to have a full recovery! Paul is confident that we will be able to move on in a very short time.

We are remaining here in Amelia Island, Florida, until her neurologist releases her to travel. We will then travel to Canton, Ohio, our summer home. The manager here at Bow & Arrow Campground graciously permitted us to extend our stay to a month, even crediting us the cost of our first week. That was very thoughtful, and we thank him for his kindness.

We will not be blogging until Marsha is healthy. Marsha won’t be doing much computer reading as she cannot leave a comment. We will update her progress and keep our “blogger” family informed. Marsha is doing well and on the road to recovery. She would appreciate your prayers and encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back soon. Hope you have a great day.

31 comments:

  1. WOW.... We hate to hear that. Wish her well from us. Pray she will get well soon.

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  2. So sorry to hear this. We are sending good thoughts your way and look forward to a speedy and full recovery.

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  3. Oh, how frightening. So glad to hear it was just a mild stroke and that recovery is progressing quickly. You're in our thoughts.

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  4. Tell Marsha to remember I was where she is back in 2014 but I choose to have mine in Alaska. I had difficulty typing and everything was gibberish. As you can I see, I recovered fully. She will too. As they warned Leonard, be patient as I would expect full recovery IMMEDIATELY and it doesn't happen like that. But it does happen. And don't be like me - stubborn. Those electric carts in a Wal-Mart are there for a reason. And like me, Marsha will find all of a sudden she is walking as fast as she did before the stroke. She will be fine. God Bless.

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  5. Such a scary thing to happen! We know firsthand how health crises can strike healthy people out of the blue. How fortunate that you were near excellent medical care. And how glad we are to hear that Marsha is on the road to full recovery. Please give her a hug for us. You're both in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Praying for a quick and full recovery! I know she's in good hands.

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  7. Oh WOW! Totally unexpected. We so understand what you are going through since we had our own unexpected emergency in January. Happy to hear she is doing well and is on the road to recovery. Our thoughts are of course with you two. Take it easy and focus on getting better Marsha.

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  8. Not what I wanted to hear but the prognosis sounds wonderful. I know that between Marsha's determination, your help and our loving heavenly father, she will be in good hands. Love and prayers.

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  9. So very sorry to read this post this morning. One never knows what the next hour has in store for us, so we do need to cherish ever second. So glad you were near great medical care and Marsha got immediate help. Glad you are able to stay in that beautiful area while recovering. I am sure you are both working hard to restore Marsha's health back to here happy self and a full recovery. We are thinking of you both and sending positive thought s and prayers your way. Love you both:)

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  10. Damn! So few thangs make me swear but why do these things happen to the good people? I'm sure she'll work hard at making a full recovery. My thoughts and well wishes are with both of you.

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  11. Gerry and I are so sorry to hear about the stroke, but is sounds like she is on the road to recovery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and look forward to following her progress via the blog.

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  12. Please tell her I’m praying. So very thankful it wasn’t worse

    ~Betty

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  13. So glad you were where you could get good medical care. Good thoughts your way.

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  14. Not good news but at least you got her treated and diagnosed quickly. Hope all goes well and a quick recovery for her.
    Will keep prayers going for a speedy and full recovery.

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  15. Oh my gosh, so sorry to hear this. Here’s to a speedy recovery and easy drive back to Canton.

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  16. You were so fortunate to be near a large hospital with the quick and proper response needed. Good thing this didn't happen when you were way down there in Big Bend. All the best to both of you and a speedy recovery for Marsha.

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  17. So very sorry to hear this. Our prayers for Marshas speedy recovery I know she won't stay down long she's a spunky girl!!

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  18. What a shock. Marsha, keep up the good work and know we are praying for you and Paul.

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  19. Oh my! So shocked to hear this. We're here for you and sending lots of prayers your way. We know you can kick this. You have lots of spirit. Take care of yourself.

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  20. I was so saddened to read this post but am grateful to hear that you two were near good medical help. I agree with Pam; we never know what the future holds in store for us so we must embrace every moment. Sending lots of prayers and healing thoughts your way Marsha. Big hugs!

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  21. I am so sorry this happened to Marsha but so encouraged that her doctors are expecting a full recovery!! We will be lifting her in prayer for a complete recovery!! Give her a big hug and tell her she is in our thoughts and prayers. This must have been very scary but God has her...she will be ok!!! Hugs and prayers๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™❤️❤️❤️

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  22. So very sorry to read this report, but thankful for a positive prognosis moving forward. Hugs and prayers for the very best.

    In the meantime Marsha, keep rooting on those Indians and Astros. . .go team!

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  23. We are hoping for a quick recovery. Wishing her well.

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  24. You both have my prayers. I am sorry to hear about your stroke, Marsha. I am confident tnat with prayers, hard work, and determination you will make a full recovery.

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  25. So very sorry for this set back and change in plans, sounds like things will go well tho and all will be as it was in short order, thinking of you both and pray for speedy recovery.

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  26. We are thankful Marsha got such good care and that she was able to be released from the hospital so quickly. We are praying for a speedy and complete recovery.

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  27. Praying for a quick and successful recovery. Have enjoyed your blog.

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  28. You are both in our thoughts and wish the best for Marsha to recover fully and as fast as possible.

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  29. Glad to hear she is recovering and we will keep you both in our thoughts.

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  30. A little behind on reading blogs so was shocked to read this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys during her recovery.

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