Diane

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation author of 2 published books & 12 unpublished (though not for lack of trying!) novels, former full-time caregiver and now grieving widow trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.
Location Florida, United States
Introduction Bob and I were married 09/16/94. He is my soulmate, the love of my life. Bob is an artist and I am a writer. On 10/20/10, Bob, following his doctor's advice, underwent a carotid endarterectomy. When I left him in ICU that night, he was fine and I thought in good hands. Two hours after my departure, a nurse noted on his chart that Bob's speech was slurred and his right arm was paralyzed. The nurse did not call a doctor. Later that night, the nurse noted that Bob could not move his right arm or leg, still a doctor was not called. The next morning, the nurse noted that he was paralyzed on the right side, a "12" on the Glasgow Coma Scale, disoriented and confused, but no doctor was informed. I arrived at 9:00 a.m. and immediately called for the doctor. He was rushed to surgery. It was 12 hours too late. The CAT scan showed 2/3 of his brain had been damaged. I was told he would not survive. Somehow, he did. Bob was discharged from the hospital on 12/31/10 and, although the hospital wanted him sent to a nursing home, I brought him home instead. This is the story of our journey since that day. This is also a love story. (Bob passed away 5/28/15 and I am trying to survive....)
Interests Antiques, Nineteenth Century Poetry, Old Houses
Favorite Movies Stranger Than Fiction, Harold & Maude, Dead Poet's Society
Favorite Music Every couple has "a song". "Our Song" is I'll Stop The World And Melt With You by Modern English