I also didn't like the droop in my mouth. My speech was stuffed. Two weeks later it started reversing and now it's all good. Everything is about 95%. My speech gets tied up if I'm tired. My hand and mouth are normal again.
However when doing the MRI for the stroke to see if it was a stroke or my MS relapsing they found a growth in my nasal/pharyngeal area. A day of a general anaesthetic and surgery saw it removed and I waited a week for the biopsy results. Thankfully it was clear and was not cancer. Big sigh of relief.
|Koko in hospital|
Thinking the paralysis and neurological damage was from an injury and the vet being closed because of the holiday he slept on the couch comfortably all day and we took him in Tuesday morning. After almost getting back to normal he suddenly crashed. He got through that and then due to an underlying heart condition we didn't know about I'm sorry to report he passed away.
|Beautifully photographed- more later.|
It was blogging and reading books that kept me sane. I'm working through the book about the two best friends who travel the world collecting rare old books from the 16th century.
Entitled Old Books and Rare Friends I am enjoying it very much. I'll write about it once finished. I'm also dipping into now, 10 pages a night or so of The Songs of Sapa by Luke Nguyen which is a giant almost coffee table sized hard cover travelogue of Vietnam and cookbook. Beautiful photos.
|Really good fun.|
Everyday of January I made myself read something, write something, sit still and think of other things. It was such a difficult month but all of the above really helped deal with everything quietly and seamlessly. You just keep going on.
Now it's Feb. I am doing better. I haven't had another more serious stroke, I don't have cancer and my darling cat-boy is going to live. We have decided to not go by the calendar year and start the new year fresh again with the Chinese Calendar Year. Welcome to the Year of the Horse. May it only get better.