Miracles do happen, whether you believe in them or not.
Elisabeth George17 months ago my mother suffered a major stroke.
She was admitted to hospital twice. Had they bothered to take some tests the first time she might have avoided the second one,causing quadriplegia.Luckily mother mother is of strong will and good genes.
She stayed with us for four months, slowly regaining her speech and ability to walk.
At first she had to sit in an armpit chair, being spoon fed and drink water with thickener in it.
She has but 7 years of schooling, but super quality of such. Even in hospital when the nurses came to see to her, she sat with paper and pencil and asked them triumphantly if they were able to calculate the area of a pentagon.
They couldn't, of course. Young people in nursing jobs rarely have a talent for mathematics.
Maybe because of that, and also because I had to talk my mom's cause in the local newspaper,(lack of proper stroke treatment)she later received properly trained- with the inestimable help of Gunnar-, leading her three times a day.
Here my mother is about to beat me in Chinese Checkers less than two month after her stroke.
Why do I remember just now?
I have not played CC since my mother moved to live in her own home.
Recently I played with my cousin and my daughter, and I beat them both, easily.
I cannot remember last time I was able to win over my mother.
Now she's keeping her garden as always and reading short stories to fellow elderly at meetings.
How I wish doctors and nurses began to believe in what they see, and turn their eyes away from the ungodly mammon.