© 2010 Lynsey

343 – Extra OK

Monday. I hear from my sisters. Finally some doctor engagement, and Mum *finally* gets a CT scan. Something is amiss – something good. Mum has not had a stroke – there is no fresh brain damage, merely the evidence of scarring from an old event. So what is the paralysis all about, and why wasn’t the scan done back on Friday when Mum first started to rally?

Apparently Mum’s had a kind of heart attack, which has given rise to the paralysis, although that’s showing signs of diminishing. There is no explanation or apology for the treatment or lack of it. I’m torn between feeling angry and want to storm the hospital (in my mind something more akin to a third world clinic) and just swimming in the warm sea of good feelings that Mum has pulled through this far.

Not everyone gets a second stab at life. Reasons to be grateful.

14. Every day the ordinary can be the extraordinary.
20. Every day say thank you.
37. Every day fight for what’s worth fighting for. Pick your battles.

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