We’ve all seen those posts on Facebook. Post 1 word to describe 2017.
At first thought, it would be horrible.
How could it not be.
2017 started out with Billy being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in January. Then his bypass and strokes in February.
March he spent in rehab learning to walk, talk, and swallow again.
April he went back to the hospital, almost bleeding to death, and diagnosed with Gastroparesis. (delayed stomach emptying)
And now he just got out of the hospital with another possible diagnoses of Atherosclerosis Renal Artery Stenosis. (narrowing of the main artery to the kidneys)
But I sit here and look over at Billy and can’t help but be amazed. Miracle would be the word I use to describe 2017.
These are his stroke scans. Each one of those white areas is a stroke.
After seeing these, I now understand why we were told they weren’t sure he was going to make it. Or walk, or talk, or even be able to understand what people were saying.
On November 8th, he went back to work full time, and on November 20th he went back to work without restrictions.
While this year has really been horrible, I would have to say its also been a miracle. Billy has over come so much, and to most people, he doesn’t look like he’s suffered 1 stroke let alone so many.