That is what the neurosurgeon told Scott on his last visit. You are a Medical Mystery and a Medical Miracle.
Today is the 3rd Anniversary of Scott's stroke. When I think back to that time, it makes me sad :( Even anxious. But then the day passes and I realizes that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Not that I'm happy that this happened but if Scott hadn't gotten sick we would have never known he had underlying issues (blood pressure, kidneys, etc)...so like his nurse told me the day after his surgery...try to look at this as a blessing in disguise. Now I wouldn't go that far as to say this was a blessing but it's true, there were some issues disguised. He didn't know and I would have really hated for him to wake up one morning and have a heart attack and never have the chance to correct it. Now that would be tragic.
This is Scott just weeks after he got out of the hospital, doesn't he look great!
So instead of letting life stand still and letting this date in history define me/us as some victim (even though I like to think it made me stronger, maybe it softened me, maybe it hardened me...maybe just maybe I don't take little things for granted anymore, like breathing on your own), no, I'm going to look at that time as a blip in our life that straightened us up and put us on the path to healing. I tell myself often not to dwell on the negative raw emotions of the events of that time, they are just to painful, but to put what happened to our family in perspective and move on! Without healing and moving forward, there's no hope and I don't deal well with a hopeless situation.
So Happy Anniversary Scott! Happy Anniversary to your 3rd year on a new lease on life...I'm so glad you survived so I can torture you some more :) I love you! More than you'll ever know!