Friday, November 3, 2017

Celebrate: Trials and Tribulations


So you're probably wondering where I disappeared to for the last 4 months. Well, I had a very bad flu and then ended up in the hospital where they found I had arteriosclerosis ... and then I had a brain bleed and got dementia. I'm still dealing with memory loss and overall confusion. Yes, it's been a real fun time... 

Luckily, I have a very supportive husband and with his constant help I've finally recovered health-wise, although my memory is still a bit iffy... It seems my short term memory is the most iffy, but my long term memory is pretty good. In other words, I can remember my childhood, but the past few years are a bit foggy. However, with his help I'm muddling through and getting better every day. 

Please send me your good wishes and I'll cross my fingers that my memory gets stronger 'cause it's weird to have a screwed-up short term memory and have no idea what happened yesterday ... or the last few months...

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L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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37 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

So sorry to hear about your health issuers. I'd wondered where you went and I'm sending positive thoughts for a full recovery.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I was so happy to see your post on my dashboard. I have been concerned about you and kept checking your blog for any updates I might have missed. I am so sorry that you have gone through this awful time and hope that you will soon be completely well.

Not to worry about current events. They are as they were and it is better not to know about them. Stay strong, dear Lexa, and take this time to smell the roses. Also, know that so many of us care and wish the best for you.

Rhonda Albom said...

Oh my, I am glad you are on the road to recovery, but what a bumpy road you have had to go down to get here. Wow. Sending healing thoughts and wishes your way. And, as for the memory, you could try a journal, it might help. Glad your husband is supportive and helpful.

L.G. Keltner said...

Wow. I can't even imagine going through all of that. I'm glad to hear you're doing better and that your husband has been so wonderful through all this. Even the worst times are more bearable when you have someone beside you.

We've all been thinking of you and wondering how you're doing. I was so glad to see a post from you, and I hope your memory improves.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lexa! So very sorry. I knew you'd been sick. Just focus on getting everything as well as it can be. Will be praying for you.

mshatch said...

Good to see you again but sorry to hear of the reason for your absence. I can't imagine how difficult things must've been but I'm glad you have a supportive husband. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

JeffO said...

Many good wishes coming your way from upstate New York. We've missed you around the blogosphere, glad to see you're on the road to recovery. Take all the time you need, we'll be here when you're ready.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So very sorry for your health challenges. So glad to hear from you because I've been thinking about you. Glad you're feeling better. Take care of yourself. That's what's most important. And stay in touch.

Andrew Leon said...

Yikes!
You are living one of my biggest fears!

Heather R. Holden said...

Oh, gosh, so sorry to hear you've been struggling with something like this. Glad your husband has been such a huge source of support for you, at the very least. Wishing you all the best as you continue to recover...

messymimi said...

You have been missed, and yes, i am praying for your full recovery!

Denise Covey - Author said...

Welcome back, Lexa! So sorry to hear about your trials. I hope your short term memory improves each day. My husband has a similar problem since a car accident and I always have to 'jog' his memory of recent events, but he's certainly improved since it first happened. The brain is a marvellous thing. Have faith in its renewal.

Keep us posted.

Denise :-)

The Cynical Sailor said...

It's so good to hear from you! Wow, you've bee going through a lot. You've been in my thoughts and will continue to be in my thoughts. Hugs - Ellen

Sue Bursztynski said...

You did tell us you'd be off for a while due to serious health issues, but they are even more serious than I had thought! So sorry! Hope you gradually recover the memories - there's a lot of goodwill heading your way. Welcome back!

Patsy said...

Oh crikey! I hadn't realised things were as bad as that. Sending positive wishes for your continued recovery.

Marie Gilbert said...

I am so very sorry to hear that you are going through this. To lose parts of your memory may have been due to more than the flu and with a brain bleed, they are talking a mini stroke. That memory will eventually return, but you will need to take very good care of yourself. I am putting you on a prayer line and I will also be sending healing vibes to you, dear friend. Please keep all your friends updated on your recovery. marie

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I appreciate that you let me know sooner what was going on so we could step up and keep promoting for you. Just take it day by day and work to get yourself better.

klahanie said...

Hi Lexa,

What a challenging time for you, my friend. Thank goodness for your husband and your positive, resilient attitude.

I'm sending you the best possible thoughts for a much better future.

Gary

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Holy Crap! That's scary. I do wish you well and send you warm wishes for recovery.

Kate Larkindale said...

That's scary stuff, Lexa! Take good care of yourself and get well soon.

Murees Dupé said...

Oh Lexa. I'm sorry. Take care of yourself. Rest and I believe your memories will come back. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Annie Neugebauer said...

How terrible! I have been wondering where you've been, and I'm very sorry to hear that this is the reason. My thoughts are certainly with you. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

cleemckenzie said...

You've had one hard battle. Take it easy. Don't over-do. You have to be well again, so you can start writing those stories that scare me silly.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm sending you hugs, prayers, love, good vibes...whatever it takes to get you feeling 100%

We take so much for granted. Take it easy. I think the brain heals- take care of yourself.

Patricia Lynne said...

Glad to see you back for today at least. I'm happy they found out what the problem was and now you can work on healing (and I hope what you got is completely fixable. I've got a few health issues that I'm just stuck with it and I don't wish that on anyone.)

Yolanda Renée said...

I'm so glad you're on the mend! But so sorry it's been such a struggle. I think this year has been a struggle for too many of us, but as you say, celebrate the trials and tribulations! We've gotten through and as always the future looks bright, even if a few dark clouds may linger.

Wishing you and yours a lovely, peace filled holiday season!

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

So sorry about your health problems, Lexa, but glad everything is improving now. We have missed you lots. We all celebrate you're back. Hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm celebrating you being back here! And I'm so sorry I'm just now making it over. Keep on getting better, and I hope to see you back here soon. Hugs!

Robert Bennett said...

I'm so sorry...I hope everything gets better. I can, at the very least, appreciate severe health issues. But I will say you've got me beat by far. I wish you the best and hope everything goes well.

Tamara Narayan said...

Sorry to hear of these serious problems, but so glad you are on the mend. I've noticed a decline in my short-term memory over the past few years and just forgetting why I went into a certain room can be very frustrating.

Julie Flanders said...

I'm so glad to see you back, but so sorry for what you've been through! I hope your memory will continue to get better and before long you will feel like your old self. So glad you have such a supportive spouse to help you. Take care, Lexa. I'm thinking of you tons. *hugs*

Kimberly Robello said...

I'm glad to see you back! I've been thinking about you, worrying about you, and praying for you. I hope your memory goes back to normal soon!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa,

Well...I'm certainly delighted to see you back in Blogosphere. I can't begin to tell you how concerned I was and I'm sure as everyone shared the same feelings for you. I have periods in my life that seem totally blanks, especially in our early years of marriage. I do not know why that is but DH will tell me something and I'm like, I don't remember that. It's like my brain shut that part of my life off. I reckon when I'm 98 years old I'll recall those missing pieces as I ramble on to someone I don't know when I was 18. :) Saying prayers your memory continues to improve. Perhaps, you need to exercise the brain, you know play some memory games. I read somewhere that it helps to reconnect both sides of the brain but that's about all I can remember. It sounds like I need to play some memory games. I definitely can stand for a little improvement. Well, I can't believe this month is half gone and the holidays are starring us in the face. Have a joyful blessed season! Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Eygpt?

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

You always have my best wishes, Lexa. Hope you're feeling better every day.

DA Cairns said...

Great to have you back. You can see how we've all missed you. My head is spinning about how your flu went insane, but I'm glad to hear you're doing better.

Ann V. Friend said...

In my prayers Lexa

Julia Thorley said...

Welcome back. Sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery. x

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