Waiting posts from me? I am really sorry I had not posted for months now. The reason (was) is yours truly had suffered a stroke. A stroke that almost made me missed you for life…
This hypertension has been with me for more or less twenty years now. Reasons are varying from genes and lifestyle. In my younger years, I used to have this nightlife after office hours. I also had a stressful married life. Because I was young, I took this condition for granted I always missed to take medicines which were supposed to be taken daily (and religiously) and sometimes I intentionally skip due to my hard headedness (slight) and to test my body’s capability. Since I was young, naturally my body’s immune system was relatively powerful and I thought I was emotionally resilient at the time. So I really didn’t bother my hypertensiveness findings by my doctor.
I outlived my hypertensive condition for, as I said, almost two decades. ‘We’ live in harmony and ‘we’ co-existed peacefully. ‘He’ never gave whatsoever untoward moods or spirits to me all those times though I always read or heard that somebody has suffered this and that. In fact, few officemates has expired due to this condition but I noted to myself that those men expired because they drink so much alcohol, smoke too much and live a very unhealthy lives. (They were men anyway) Though I smoke and drink alcohol, but I didn’t do it more than my body’s capacity and only drink on special occasions. So in my own assessment, you see, I had flaws in this area but only minimal.
Little did I know that stress played a big role in my life and that brought my immune system to slow down as I aged. I was (and still am) a very quiet and a reserved person. I had my own ups and downs where ups were very few. I had had a conflicting and/or problematical married life but I really don’t like talking about my private life even to people very close to me. I don’t easily get upset too. Usually, before anyone can spark off my patience, he has too exerted too much effort to provoke me. No one, as in no one has measured my (trained) patience yet.. And this is the main reason of this stroke or a cerebrovascular accident (cva) wherein there is a rapid loss of brain function which may be caused by blood blockage (ischemia) or hemorrhage (hemorrhagic) – the accumulation of blood anywhere within the skull vault. In my case, I suffer the first type-ischemic. I was not able to speak clearly and move my right half body. I cannot even raise my hand nor stand by my right foot. All of a sudden, right half part of my body cannot move. Thankfully, my family was there and it helped me a lot seeing them to be at my bedside. Close family friends are there too to support my family morally and financially. Thanks to all of you.
It was at this trying moment of my life did I think that I should fight to live more and witness my granddaughter and grandsons growing up and my youngest daughter who is in her teenage years whom I would like to be with. I know deep within me that I would not give up and have to struggle and must be the victor!
Now, I am recuperating now and am undergoing rehabilitation for my impaired (right) body movements. In God’s mercy and in His time, I will be back to normal to fulfill a promised life. Beyond doubt, God is good!