Thursday, January 24, 2008


Frank got to come home Tuesday. The verdict is that he had his third stroke. He is showing improvement. He went from no strength in his hand to being able to squeeze a very little bit. It's going to take time but i think that he will be able to get back to work. He is really trying hard. He is constantly trying to work with his ball and trying to pick things up with his hand.
He's been a non-smoker a week come tomorrow. I can tell you that I will never buy another cigarette for him. I told him that he's had 3 strokes now the next could kill him or paralyze him for good. I also told him that if he thinks he's leaving me with 2 kids by myself he's crazy! lol

Everyone at work has been really great! All the nurses ask me how he is doing, all my co-workers ask me everyday how he is doing and offering their prayers. I've never worked for a place that genuinely shows concern. I've never worked for a place that is so grateful that you came in early or that you came in to help on your day off. Not only one manager says thank you but all of them thank you.

We had a meeting yesterday, the meeting was to express any concerns or any suggestions that we may have about our jobs. So I took a brief second to express my Thanks for all the well wishes and i let the managers know how much I appreciated their kindness.
Well, i can tell you that i am emotionally and physically exhausted!!
Now i am off to bed to get up very early to work again.


Diane said...

Sending Good Thoughts for your husband's recovery and your family to reduce stress levels!
A stroke at his age! -- definitely no cigarettes in the future!

I love how you said he can't leave when there are kids to raise, that's real close to what I told my husband.

A good attitude in the workplace is a blessing. I was in a fine job for awhile, until the supervisor began bringing her 'home' problems in.

Please keep us updated.
It's hard to type with fingers crossed.


Team Gherkin said...

Glad he is home. Hugs for you all. Thanks for letting us know. i appreciate it.
Mal :)

Team Gherkin said...

I'm thankful he's home... I can only begin to appreciate how you all must be feeling! Hang in there.
Mal :)