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    We haven't always seen eye-to-eye, and we have reconciled, but it's stressful and hard for my husband and his family.
    I have always respected her strength and resolve because she has 7 kids that she was forced to raise all on her own and she went to work in her late 30's and learned a skill to support the kids.
    It certainly wasn't easy, but she did it.
    It's difficult to see her so tiny and frail now when she's always been a force to be reckoned with.
    I've always believed that she'd outlive us all.

    All we need is LOVE!

    by arizonablue on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 11:46:30 AM PST

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    •  My mother too was confused after a stroke (1+ / 0-)
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      I think she "knew" the words she wanted to say but couldn't find them. Among other things she'd call us children by the names of her own siblings.

      But she was gradually able to bring things back together. Might be a comfort to your MIL to tell her that her acuity could come back - how frightening it is not to have a secure sense of oneself. It's still too soon after the stroke to know. Depends whether she can understand and take comfort from what you say - if so it might help her anxiety.

      But these things are very tough. Sending you light and strength.

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