Monday, November 3, 2008

Stroke...

And I'm not talking "of Genius" (though I wish I was). So a couple weeks back my grandfather had a stroke. Massive is what they said.... which during this summer has come to be an obsolete adjective to me. What makes a stroke "non-massive"? Like a pin-stroke? From a medical point of view there is a difference, sure. But from a family perspective I assure you there is not.

They are massive, life changing events - these "strokes." I hate typing it. I hate everything it means. A word loaded.

2 comments:

christyhulsey said...

i understand your pain. there is a big difference between massives and pins. i can promise. my dad had a stroke last sunday morning while he was in hospice. we witnessed the whole thing. at hospice patients are not allowed medicine, iv's, etc. so, my mother and i sat by his side and held his hands for the last 8 hours of his life. it was awful. i had to leave several times. the only reason i returned was the thought of myself in that position one day. i can not think of greater comfort than my wife and child holding me through the pain and the last breaths of my life. my heart is with you as you go through this season with your grandfather. i wish for lots of understanding, warmth, peace and love for you and your family. i sign this with big blog love, christy

christyhulsey said...

i guess is should explain - he was in hospice for the progression of alzheimers and it's complications. he had a stroke while in hospice. so the stroke was what actually catalyzed the death of his body.