It’s been a while since I have posted anything, but I have been keeping up to date with all of your new stories. I just wanted to ask everyone for some encouraging words for my mom. She suffered a rupture May 2017, not awake for about 2.5 months, and was in rehab after that, finally getting home in November 2017. She then did in home therapy then outpatient therapy until this past June 2018. She is straight up KILLING IT. Obviously there are some deficiencies with her, but over all she is doing more than we ever thought she would be doing at this point. Getting herself totally ready on her own, going up and down stairs, making food, setting tables and walking on her own again. It is amazing how the brain can heal itself with love, encouragement, and plenty of rest. She forgets some things often, but instead of giving her an answer right away we challenge her to remember some of what she is asking about. For example she will ask, “Did your Dad have dinner with us? I can’t remember.” and I will say, “Well why don’t we back track and talk about what you did today and see if you can remember on your own.” And she does try and if she gets stuck I’ll obviously help, but still! Engaging her is huge and she has been so much more independent which she was craving. She has her down days where she says she hates herself and doesn’t know why this happened to her etc, but we are so blessed.
I feel like she needs to hear from people who have been in her situation and experienced this first hand. Any kind words of encouragement or advice would be phenomenal! Thank you all so much for helping my family and I get through this!