My mom’s coming home from physical therapy in assisted living. She had the flu. She took a decongestant for several days. The medicine sent her blood pressure way too high until she had a stroke. Lost most of the use of her left leg and arm. No part of that hasn’t sucked, btw.
But she’s energetically and stubbornly worked hard at the physical therapy while pretty much accepting the indignities. She’s steady enough on her feet and strong enough with her grip again that she can live at her house, which is what she wants. Friends will drive for her for awhile, and then the doctor can help decide if she can drive.
Still in the middle of this, I’m not sure what conclusions to draw… perhaps I’ll leave that up to you. Inexplicable things happen? Persevere? Pay attention to your blood pressure?