In recent months, I have been dealing with the after-effects of my father’s stroke. As a family, this event has had a serious effect on all that we do. His health has become our primary concern, and everyone has had a serious part to play in helping to restore him back to health.
Because I am aware that his stroke could have been a lot worse, I am thankful that he is still alive. However, as I take check of the inordinate amount of care it has taken to rehabilitate him, and the effort that it is taking for him to hold on to some semblance of his formerly agile and witty self, I have been forced to wonder if there were any warning signs that we may have missed before this catastrophic event.