tony_sever (tony_sever) wrote,
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tony_sever

A difficult ten days

This is the third incarnation of my RTC3 blog which started here, but for the moment is taking on a new life recording my darling Janet's recovery from an ischaemic stroke, the result of an unusually difficult TAVI (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation). The entry here gives background information.

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Although Janet is back at home and the anti-seizure medication she's been prescribed should prevent any further episodes, she is, not surprisingly, very nervous about falling. I've removed the obvious hazards, particularly mats, but she nevertheless seems to be finding our house significantly more difficult to navigate than Charing X or Clayponds. I expect things will improve as time goes by, but perhaps more slowly than I'd hoped.

And now that I'm seeing more of her, some of her problems, particularly the visual ones, are becoming more obvious. I can't explain all of these by my (admittedly very limited) understanding of hemianopia, so perhaps there are other things going on as well.

And lastly (for the moment), although I expected her to be tired a lot of the time, she seems to suffer from tiredness to what feels like an almost pathological degree.

Still, I shall "keep buggering on", hoping for gradual improvement.

(Has my broadband connection returned? If I've managed to post this successfully, then it has.)
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