How did I not know I had a stroke at 13 years old???

The argument started over nothing… a woman, her hormones and a man, tired from working 2 jobs… not an excuse, just the back story…. both unhappy with the lives they had built… so many mouths to feed, not enough money and a religion that told them how to think, instead of being adult and most of all forgetting the humanity they had been born with….

The fight escalated, all to protect a child not of dad’s DNA… Big brother is badly hurt and sent home to his dad… I, left for dead… loose 9 months of my life… the time mom said to Aline that I would not remember…

but I do…………………………………….

The only reason I am as mobile as I am… I always knew, maybe not the exact reason or the why… but I always knew and from the time I did start making memories after the stroke, I was active, not as active as I could have been, my mind-set was with restrictions and those restrictions would impact 50 years of my life…

I had 2 kids, went into basic training 2 months after the birth of my youngest son…. did 5 1/2 years active duty and worked up till 1998…. so I was productive for 30 years after my stroke… not bad… and I didn’t know I had a stroke…

I have glimpses of a patient, but is it me… that I do not know yet… I too worked with patients… memory has to be verified, so assume, I will not…

That 9 months I lost, when I remembered Freda’s mother dying…. 9 months that are starting to come back…

So though I did not know in my waking mind about the stroke, my brain and Margie did all it could to make sure it was a fun ride for 50 years….

Till….I Remembered…..

this just gets more interesting all the time, at least to me…

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I Remember… Margie never staying still, even to this day…

Sgt. USAF DAV