My family has just had a very difficult and powerful week of struggle. For those of you who read my previous journal entry, on Monday, April 8 my sister went into surgery to get a brain aneurysm cleared up. The surgery went find, but afterward she had a devastating stroke. She was left with extraordinary deficits: her entire right side was left paralyzed; she lost her voice and ability to swallow; her eyesight was damaged to an unknown degree; her left side was seriously affected.
She went into the surgery a whole person with a minor sight problem from an earlier mild stroke. She came out almost ‘locked in’ to her poor body. However, her mind was and is intact. She has been fully conscious throughout the ordeal.