A big hello to all my dis friends . Well i have finally managed to have a few precious moments to myself to update you all on my Nan.(i know David posted a thread and i have just read it).So i would like to firstly start by saying a HUGE thank you to everyones wishes+comments,you are all so kind . Secondly a big thank you to David-for posting the thread,and a massive thank you to Claire,Kerry+David for texting me through all of this,i have missed our pm's+emails so much to each other .x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x. Sadly i am not back on the Dis for good just yet,i really don't have time for anything at the moment-i take my girls to school,go straight to the care home until 1.30pm,then collect the girls at 3pm,cook dinner-my Grandad comes for dinner at 5pm each evening-after him being at the care home from 1.30-5pm(my mum also goes with him+if there's an hour in the evening or morning i can't do my Mum does them),then we both go back at 6.30-9pm-by then i am shattered and in bed by 10pm.But i hope to be back regulary on the Dis in the New Year . As you all know my Nan had a major stroke whilst down their caravan at Clacton,she had a blood clot in the brain and was given the clot busting injection within the first 2 hrs which thankfully worked and dispersed the clot.It did cause slight bleeding to the brain,but thankfully was'nt serious.She regained her speech,and the use in her left side-without that injection working she would have been paraysed.She learnt to walk again+use her arm.(the injection i am talking about is fantastic to reverse the effects of a major stroke-but there is unfortunatley a few people who can have an allergic reaction to it-my Nan's brother(my great uncle+godfather) did 7months ago,it left him completley paralysed-only able to open+close his eyes,unfortunatley he passed away last weekend +his funeral is on the 11th Nov). My Nan is now doing well in the Rehab/Respite Care Unit back home-she has her own en suite room-flat screen tv on the wall,posh duvet covers+pillowcases,double wardrobe,cd player etc..it's a lovely little place. The meeting last week went well,and Nan's discharge date is the 3rd December as long as she continues to do well with her Physio-if she gets to a point where she is'nt progressing any further she will be home sooner. At the moment not much physio is being done as her Cellulitis has returned ,but it is getting better.Sadly she has also become 99%incontinent ,which for my Nan is soul destroying+very upsetting for her,but thankfully it is'nt 24hrs-we sometimes manage to get her to the bathroom on time .Her short term memory loss has gotten alot worse ,and she becomes very confused+disorientated(she now believes that Grandad still goes to work-he has been retired for 5 yrs)-but then another day she is as sharp as a button and telling my Grandad off for something (poor thing). She can use her left arm very well-although the strength she had in it before has'nt returned.She walks with a stick and must have one person walk alongside her holding her left arm/hand-it will be like this from now on-she can no longer be left by herself anymore.She can stand for short periods only before she gets a bit wobbly.She will be sent home with a wheelchair but thankfully it only needs to be used on long walks,shopping etc..and does'nt need to be used all the time-as we first thought would happen. We are waiting for hand rails,toilet frame etc..to be installed in the house.Nan+Grandad will have a carer go in,once in the morning+again in the evening for the first 6wks+then Nan will be re-assesed.We have also enquired about a wet room-which would be ideal for Nan,as Grandad is 70yrs himself+suffers with his back-so lifting Nan in+out of the bath or into the shower is going to prove to much for him in the long run. Well i best be going-i have had a lovely morning off today to get some Christmas present shopping done,also got some fireworks for tonight for the girls.I am so glad to be back home,i missed Tony+my girls soooo much . I have some packing to do as well -as before my Nan had the stroke we had planned to go to Legoland for fireworks this weekend,but that was all put on hold.BUT my Grandad has insisted we are still to go+he has paid for the hotel for us for the weekend as a thank you for all what i have done .I am a bit worried abut going-but i am sure all will be well . Take care everyone and thank you again .x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.