I’m not usually one for juicy gossip, however, a little birdie told me my friend Stephanie is coming home from the hospital today, and I say yea!!!
I found out she was in the hospital from her dad Saturday night, something having to do with her heart. As you may or may not know, I used to be her caregiver, and Stephanie has a rare form of MS called FA- Friedrech’s Ataxia, which is a recessive hereditary degenerative disease affecting the spinal column, cerebellum, and medulla, marked by muscular incoordination and twitching. Usually it manifests in the adult, but Stephanie was diagnosed in her teens.
The disease also affects the speech, hearing, and shortens life expectancy due to heart disease, yet some people can live into their 60’s or older. I feel that Stephanie gets such good care by family, friends, and her medical team, that she will beat the odds!! She just has an occasional hiccup with her heart, like the one she is dealing with now, and unfortunately, she also suffers from diabetes, another disease related to FA. She takes all of her prescribed medications, eats right, and gets therapy twice a week, and massage therapy because of extended periods in her wheelchair.
Let’s all give her a prayer and a thumbs up for such a short hospital stay, shall we? I really think it would make her day knowing so many people were checking in, saying hi, and saying a prayer for her quick and continued recovery. 🙂
Thanks in advance, and you have a fabulous Monday!!