As Told By Bridget

I remember it was on 28th March 2019,I arrived at my home at 5.30pm after work. I sat to rest a while before starting my house chores. Just then my phone rang and it was my dad.

Immediately I thought he’s calling to know how my family is, but after greetings he informed me that my mum had been admitted in the hospital, I immediately cut the talk and tried calling her (my mum) but her phone was off.

I rang my dad to enquire why her phone was off, and what he told me made tears flow uncontrollably, he told me that she couldn’t talk and  before being admitted she was complaining of a severe headache.

My mum was a strong woman, since my childhood I never  heard her complaining of any pain, but that day she couldn’t talk, I ran to my bedroom and cried a lot before informing my husband.

I immediately set to go and know how she was, the journey seemed longer than before, since I reached  late at night my dad told me that it was not possible to go to the hospital as they would not allow me.

I didn’t sleep at all, I woke up very early in the morning, though in the company of my brother, we went to the hospital and found mum. She couldn’t talk after trying to talk to her, she talked but was confused and talked things we couldn’t understand. It was now unbearable and unbelievable, it was so sad, the pain of seeing mother like that was so much.

After the tests from the doctor came, she had a blood clot on the left side of her head, everything now became worse she had to undergo a surgery. All this time we prayed God to intervene, she finally underwent the surgery and was ok. She could talk well  and  we thanked God for that. Just three months later we realized that she had started getting confused again.

It was such a difficult time, so painful that I felt like the world was coming to an end. She developed high blood pressure and we didn’t understand where to go because the doctors said it could be post surgery effects, after 4months battling with her state she recovered ,but she’s not like before. I live with the fear of what might happen to her in the future because it was a really hard time, but I thank God for His mercy, it was a really painful moment and whenever I recall the picture of her on the hospital bed tears flow.

Thank you to Bridget, we feel your loss, and hope you take every day as it comes, and can find a bit of happiness within it.

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3 thoughts on “As Told By Bridget

  1. carol hopkins – Canada – I am Canadian. I love this beautiful country and hope to discover more of it.. I enjoy writing, photography, and walks on nature trails and beaches. I am passionate about human rights and my favourite stories to read are uplifting and inspirational stories. I believe in the innate nobility of the human spirit and I endeavor to be positive. I have learned many lessons over the years, but most importantly I have witnessed the inherent goodness of peoples near and far. I hope my writing reflects that. All photographs used in my blog are mine, unless otherwise stated. Contact: camhopkins97@gmail.com
    carol hopkins says:

    God bless all who linger in pain and sadness….

  2. Hamish – Hello and welcome! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Hamish and I live in a beautiful place called New Zealand, where I spend a lot of my time writing and making music. This blog is my way of sharing a bit about myself and my experience of depression with the world, to offer hope and a place for others to feel safe sharing a bit about themselves too. I also write short stories with my dad for competitions, craft poetry to help me cope with my depression, and write music to express my current feelings about the world we live in. Right now I'm working on my first novel; an epic fantasy set in a world inspired by feudal Japan and Japanese mythology. Check back in the next week to find out more about these stories as I am in the final stages of getting my Writing website off the ground. Keep on keeping on being awesome.
    Hamish says:

    God’s peace go with you every day.

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