I haven't been posting much lately because of this. It happened on Nov 15. I woke up to find him unable to speak at all. I called an ambulance, and thanks to the wonder of modern medicine, he had the clot removed within a few hours. My daughter came from 3 hours away to help and to get me to the hospital which was an hour and a half away. (I have not been driving lately with my painful shoulders and elbows)
He was only 5 days in the hospital, his speech is pretty good at this point, and his physical abilities seem fine. He has the occasional cognitive glitch but that is improving steadily. Things are going well. It could have been much worse.
We have been together for 49 years. We have raised 3 children and gone through life together with all its ups and downs. He has been a strong support to me through the past year and a half as I have struggle with my RA. He has always been the robust healthy one, so this came as quite a shock.
We help each other. He still gets my coffee in the morning and opens packages and things for me. Since my rinvoq has been kicking in, I am able to do a lot more for myself and for him, so we are doing OK and are getting through this.