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seniorette posted:
11/09 I had a small tumor removed from the right side of my brain w/o any trouble, but had a stroke on the way to recovery. My left side doesn't function very well. Therapy thinks 'this is as good as it gets.' How do you deal with loving friends who want you to 'get well'?
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itmatsb responded:
Thank them for their kindness, then tell them the truth of what the medical staff has told you. Also tell them that you are very fortunate that you are not paralyzed permanently and can speak which a lot of stroke survivors cannot. If that doesn't do it, tell them that you are also fortunate to not have had the stroke kill you.

If they continue to want you to "get well", ask them why they keep telling you that when you have told them the truth about your condition. If they are indeed loving friends, put it down to dementia.
 
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seniorette replied to itmatsb's response:
thank you


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