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Old 05-09-07, 06:20 PM   #1
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My wife had a stroke

I was setting my bike up for some touring and getting ready to buy a BOB. Well it seems like my life aways has something going on, some bad, some good. My wife and I were riding around the neighborhood and she stopped and started falling to her left. I said what's wrong are you alright, she said I'm a little tired, and headed for the house. I said, I'm going to knock out a few more miles and I'll see you at home. I got home and took a shower and jumped on the forum. She came in and started to say somthing and I couldn't understand a word. Then it dawned on me, she's having a stroke. Two years ago she had a stint put in her brain and we have to watch that pretty close with her actions. Anyhow she's home again and she has to go through all kinds of therapy for a while and I have to stay near the house. The reason I didn't write anything sooner, I was hoping for the best, not to be. I take my hat off to you guys that can take off anytime you feel like it, and go touring. There're probably never be a perfect time to go, so just do it when you can get some spare time, before you look back and say, I wish I done that. I'm pretty happy with all the things we've done, and I know we'll be doing a lot more, but I don't think I'll be going very far for a while. I'm in a pretty nice area for riding and the doctor said, she should start off easy and everything will be fine. When we got outside, she said let's go home and go out for a short ride. I said, I think we'll wait until you quit falling over and get this thing healed up. So anyhow,I vented and I'm glad to be part of a forum so I can talk to someone. Have fun and ride safe, George
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Old 05-09-07, 06:24 PM   #2
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I hate to hear things like this, George. Give my best wishes for a speedy recovery to your wife.
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Old 05-09-07, 06:28 PM   #3
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Sorry, man. Hoping for the best!
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Hang in there, George, and keep us up to date. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Really sorry to hear about the wife. She is very lucky to have someone so supportive as yourself.
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Old 05-09-07, 06:35 PM   #6
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You and your wife are in my prayers George. Hope you are both out riding and enjoying life together real soon.

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Old 05-09-07, 06:46 PM   #7
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Vent any time, for as long as you want, George. When you post here, you're among friends and even more importantly, people who know (or have a good idea) of whatever stuff you have to go through. So keep venting, George. Our thoughts will be with you and your wife.
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Old 05-09-07, 06:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the get wells, but my wife and I were just talking about some of the things she was trying to say. She said that I should wait to get another bike and I said, that you said to get one, go figure. The sixth day and everything is working out pretty good, thanks again, George
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Old 05-09-07, 06:55 PM   #9
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Oh man, that's not the kind of news we want to read around here.
My sister is recovering from 2 strokes she had in March. It's not a lot of fun but she's no quitter.

Your wife is lucky to have you there.
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Keep fighting
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Old 05-09-07, 06:58 PM   #10
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May your wife heal well, and soon.
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Old 05-09-07, 07:13 PM   #11
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George, you are supporting your partner in a strong way - hang in there, brother, and keep us posted. While your touring plans have been a big part of your thoughts on all your rides around Katy, just hope for the best with your wife, know our prayers are with you and figure you'll get the opportunity when the time is right.

Besides, that B17 must not be broken in completely yet and every good tourer knows ya saddle gotta be right.

You da' man, George, you da' man...
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Old 05-09-07, 07:19 PM   #12
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It's a good thing that you recognized it. Stay close to home & keep an eye on her.

Glad to hear that things are going well so far.
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Old 05-09-07, 07:20 PM   #13
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Please keep posting, George.....Now that we know, we surly want to keep knowing. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you.
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Best thoughts for your wife (and for you, George). You're now a cyclist even if your mileage will be down for a while. You can't escape that-- or us. You and your wife sound like a lovely couple. Stay with us.
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God Bless your wife and you both George, you are a strong man. I hope she does well, do please keep us posted.
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Old 05-09-07, 07:59 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear that news, George. As others have said, she is lucky to have you there with her. Have patience and listen to the doctors.
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You are lucky to have her. SHE suggested going for a short ride as you got home from the hospital? What a class act. When she heals back up it may be a tandem tour or maybe a three wheeler for her. I'll bet that she needs to know that she is not limiting you and to reaffirm that she too will be back. anyway my prayers are with you both. Tell her that it is not so different than when someone take a header, and you'll be there with her. We'll be here for you.
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Thanks again everybody, I'm more worried than she is. She wants to go riding, and I'm saying just wait another week when you start the therapy. I guess it's good she feels that way, but it's worrying the hell out of me, if she falls, man!
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Old 05-09-07, 08:24 PM   #19
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Thanks for sharing. I am afraid we will all have experiences like that unless we drop dead first.

I, of course, wish you the best and wish you strength.
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Sorry to hear about your wife. But she seems to be a fighter (wanting to go back out for a ride) and thats great. Hope all is well soon and I'll be praying for you both.
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Hang in there George. Best to you wife.
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Your wife sounds like a pistol George. I should know cause I married one too. Good thoughts going your way. Our prayers and thoughts to your and your wife. May she get well soon and be on the bike, safe and sound.
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Speedy recovery to your wife.
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Your wife sounds like a pistol George. I should know cause I married one too. Good thoughts going your way. Our prayers and thoughts to your and your wife. May she get well soon and be on the bike, safe and sound.
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