I haven't been on as much lately. Last night I posted some and then I wrote a new post about what has been happening and my internet connection went out and I lost it all.
So here goes again. I thought things were getting crappy when I found out that my cystoscope in February was a new small cancer recurrence of my bladder cancer. Then I did my next cysto in June and there was another one. So in October when I go again if there is another I will have to consider BCG or BGC, can't remember which. I was fine with this just bummed that after 9 years NED I just thought I was in the clear.
All of that pales in comparison to what happened at 1:50 am Thursday. My darling Den had a stroke and is in the hosptial. I was watching TV and he had gone to bed and he came out and when he tried to talk it was garble and the moment I looked at his face I knew. I had him smile and when the left side didn't work I immediately called 911. They were here literally in minutes because we are around the corner from the station. Even though we got him to emergency they couldn't given him this medicine that breaks up clots because it should be done in a 4 hour window or it can do more harm than good. Because the last time we knew he was okay was 10 pm when he went to bed and it was now just past 2 am they felt it shouldn't be given. They did a CT Scan of his brain and other tests and no clots or brain bleeds were seen so that was good. He was there until 5 am and then transported by ambulance up the street to our care provider. He has had so many tests with no specific cause. So there is nothing to "fix" but they are adding new meds and hopefully he will be home Monday. He will be followed by home health and doing speech and physical therapy. It has affected his left side but mostly speech, swallowing and facial. he can walk but is weak on that side but thank goodness not paralysed.
All in all I am grateful it was not worse and we will get through it. His is alrady making amazing progress and his speech is much better.
Please dear friends, say a little prayer for him. He is the most important thing in my life and I hate, just hate seeing him go through this.