My husband had a stroke at the beginning of October and was rushed to hospital. I can't believe how suddenly it happened. Earlier that day, we had been poring over a crossword puzzle in the newspaper and all had been well. But later, when I went to speak to him, his speech was slurred and his mouth was drooping. When he couldn't raise his arms, I called for an ambulance.Thankfully, they arrived about ten minutes later and confirmed what I told them. A few minutes later, they were on their way to the hospital. I followed in our car.
As it turned out, because of picking up the signs quickly, he was given the right medication early enough to stop the bleeding in the brain. Phil was discharged from the General Hospital after two weeks to out local hospital, where he spent a further week. He is home now, but though he doesn't have any paralysis, the stroke had slowed him down quite a lot.
Now we are both taking things very quietly - not that we rushed around anywhere before Phil's stroke. You will recall how most of my posts tell you that everything is much the same and I don't have any news. I think I prefer it that way than what happened recently...
Christmas is coming closer and I am trying to be prepared this year. Cards are written and I have also included the little round-robin letter I usually write. I have even managed to get most of the Christmas presents sorted - that is a plus. Now I need to wrap them.
I will give you all a heads up while I am here - Murder on Tyneside, (Agnes Lockwood Mysteries Book 1) will be free to download on 21st November for a short time. If you haven't read this novel, then now would be a good time to download a copy. You might also like to consider downloading Death on Tyneside (Book 2) either at the same time - or in advance. They are both stand alone reads. That way, you will getting two books for the price of one! Now that is a real bargain.
I think that is all for the moment!
Hope you all have a great day, wherever you are!