Friday, March 18, 2022

It's Me Again

 It has been a long time between posts. I apologize. Recovery has taken longer than I anticipated.

The stroke affected my salivary glands and taste buds leaving me unable to eat. Doctors have not been helpful in this area. So far I have lost about 70 pounds.

My wonderful son has been my main caretaker. He searched and found foods that I can get down. It has helped immensely. I am now working to eat at least 1200 calories a day. I have made it once.

As far as getting around I can haltingly walk with a cane in the house. I still use a walker outside.

My coordination is better but not as good as I would like.

I have been reading your blogs but it is too much for me to comment. Soon I hope. 

Thank you all for your kind words of sympathy and encouragement. They do make a difference.


  1. Welcome back. It sounds to me like you have made ENORMOUS progress.

  2. Wonderful to see you back in Blogland, Emma. I can detect no slack in your mental abilities. You were missed. I'm so glad you are making a good recovery.

  3. So thankful and happy to read a new post, Emma. You have not been forgotten and I have been checking your blog regularly for any updates. From this post, you have had quite a time and while losing weight is a goal of many, not the way it happened to you. Hopefully, you will be able to enjoy more foods in time. Your son sounds like he has been a great help. I will check back and understandably you should rest and nver be concerned about not commenting on fellow bloggers posts. They will understand and wish you well as you recover.

  4. oh my precious friend Emma i am truly thankful for you are better and back .it makes me angry to myself that i i could not see your update on my blog side bar ,probably because of the rush i feel while my blogging.

    i have been thinking about you all the time and could not locate until i learnt you have stroke unfortunately .
    you are such a strong and courageous lady ,i am thoroughly happy that you are recovering slowly .
    please take all the cautions and tie to be healthy .you are in my thoughts and prayers always!

  5. your son is such kind son to look after you during most crucial times .he will be rewarded for this faithfulness certainly by the lord!

  6. Emma, so sorry to hear about your stroke but I'm glad you're getting better. What a loving son! You've raised him well. Praying for your complete healing.