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Back from the Dead

I'm back on a compiuter at last!! i'm here at the library at New Augusta Mississippi, and so happy to be here--to be alive and much better, after two and a half years. Months of psychological warfare with my daughter's husband, paralysis of legs and arm weaKness and a daughter who could/would not care for me. This Nightmare was in Texas. Thank goodness for my other daughter Carmen who stepped in and cared for me at the most vulnerable time in my life. I railed against God and literally fought the Devil. I had some suicide pills ready for the time I couldn't take it anymore. I dreamed of returning to my little house in the woods of Mississippi.

Finally after a year, i was dropped off with some of my possessions and a wheelchair at my house in Mississippi--never has anyone been so happy to be home! last winter was dreadful, very cold and rained every damned day, and there I was stuck in the house.I quickly learned to wear the safety belt buckled on the wheelchair,because for months I would fall out on the floor, (or fall off the side of the bed) but I had a wonderful neighbor. I'd call for help and he'd leave his cattle ranching and come right over, and learned to use the Hoyer lift to hydraulic lift me off the floor. I would be in a nursing home if not for him.

Gradually I learned to transfer from bed to chair, and transfer onto a shower bench and bathe myself, and did my own cooking and dishes, and the neighbor fixed a ramp so I could go out on the carport and into the laundry room and wash my clothes. Except for him I was essentially alone, but gradually became stronger and stronge. I was depending on a couple of church ladies who would come by now and then to fo get groceries for me and get my mail.

Next, getting a car!!
Love to all especially Jeri and Laura


posted on June 4, 2015 2:15 PM ()


Dang, we miss you! I enjoy reading someone who CAN write well, too. You are the best.
comment by jondude on June 6, 2015 6:56 AM ()
Love ya, missed you,susil
reply by susil on June 19, 2015 11:54 AM ()
You are the strongest, most determined woman that I know. You have
overcome so much and I am thrilled to see you back with us. The nightmare is behind you.
comment by elderjane on June 5, 2015 5:29 AM ()
jeri, your letters brightened many a day for me! Much love to you!!
reply by susil on June 19, 2015 11:56 AM ()
Welcome back Sue. You were missed. Looking forward to more of your blogging.
comment by nittineedles on June 4, 2015 11:59 PM ()
Hi nittin; A pleasure to hear from you!
reply by susil on June 19, 2015 11:57 AM ()
I have no words to describe how wonderful it is to see your progress. You know my thoughts are always with you.
comment by troutbend on June 4, 2015 7:40 PM ()
Hi Laura; the most faithful and loyal of friends, thank you for all the letters you have sent, it is always wonderful to hear from you. I treasure very one.
reply by susil on June 19, 2015 12:01 PM ()
You have been missed. I always enjoyed your tales about the back woods of Mississippi and how people lived in poverty (well, you know what I mean). Sounds like you are feeling much better now. Human beings are resilient and resourceful.
comment by jjoohhnn on June 4, 2015 6:31 PM ()
Dear jj; Now that I have this car to pay for, I need to retitle my blog "POVERTY IN MISSISSIPPI!"
reply by susil on June 19, 2015 12:04 PM ()
I am so pleased that you are back and writing. What a time you've had.
comment by tealstar on June 4, 2015 4:28 PM ()
Hi teal; I could write a book; but dismal is not what people want to read!
reply by susil on June 19, 2015 12:06 PM ()
Welcome back Sue! I hope this means you'll be able to post more often - I always enjoy reading about your thoughts.
comment by catdancer on June 4, 2015 3:09 PM ()
Well, hello!So happy I haven't been forgotten and missed everyone so much!
reply by susil on June 19, 2015 12:08 PM ()

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