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I Couldn't Speak! after My Surgery

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:25pm

Very soon after my surgery, two of my daughters, Eleanor and Julie, visited me.

Eleanor’s notes describing their visit:

"Thurs. 5:30 PM after surgery – (Julie was with me )
Mother awake and very alert. Paralysis of both limbs on right side. IV in hand. Tube with blood drainage from gauze wrap around head running into sack. Urinary catheter running into another sack. Right lip drooping over teeth. Mother very responsive. No speech. Auditory comprehension for slow, simple speech. No articulation in mouth. Seemed aware of paralysis."

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