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On that terrible day, 12-18-18, my precious wife Coleen suffered an anoxic brain injury during a medical procedure. She is highly allergic to the contrast dye they injected into her spine. Her heart stopped for 20 minutes. CPR was administered during that time but she suffered some brain damage. Although she can walk and talk, her memory is severely damaged, both long term and short term. Her cognitive functions have also taken a hit. She cannot drive anymore. She cannot do anything complicated, like operate our tv remotes. She can do some things like laundry, dishes, and take out the trash. I know that many, perhaps most anoxic injuries are worse than my wife's but this recent injury is only chapter of her poor health. When added to her existing medical conditions (diabetes, severe nerve pain, macular degeneration, 24/7 oxygen) have me wondering how much suffering one person can endure. I am devastated. I am able to function but I am severely depressed. I am trying to take it one day at a time. Hoping and praying that some of her memory will return. I still love her with everything that I am. She is my life.

February 19, 2019 - 9:04am


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