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Perri-Dorcas has suffered a stroke [Jun. 26th, 2011|09:38 pm]
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Perri phoned me just now. This is the first time I've heard from her since returning from Canada. I'd been leaving messages on the answering machine at the place where she'd been staying, but of course they didn't pass along even a single one of them, therefore she had no idea I'd been trying to reach her.

She moved into a new home in April, and befell a stroke not long afterward. As far as I can tell it's not affected her intellect; she sounded sharp as ever. However it's difficult to tell with shy little Perri; she has never been a great talker to begin with (her poetry is a way of compensating for that.) I could hear another person's voice in the background, so thankfully she's not trying to go it alone, which is a very good thing since she said she's not yet able to walk unaided.

I'm going to try to visit her soon as I can.

I've made this a public post, and yes you can let those at the CTC know about her situation. There are plenty of forumites there who would be genuinely concerned, and as for the others I don't think even they could stoop to ghoulish hypocrisy this time given that we're talking about Perri. Certainly I'd better not see any unwelcome posts *here* or I promise you I will delete them. After hearing this unpleasant news I'm in no mood for anyone's bad behaviour.
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2011-06-26 04:44 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I hope she hasn't lost her poetic ability. She has my prayer.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2011-06-26 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)

I'm sure she's still as poetic as ever. It's an innate ability with her, and I wouldn't be surprised if the mental exercises of writing poems helped her recover more quickly from the stroke.
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[User Picture]From: dhlawrence
2011-06-26 06:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2011-06-26 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)

Yes, I'll let you know how she is when I see her.
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[User Picture]From: r_caton
2011-06-26 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about Perri's affliction; thoughts and prayers that she may in time recover....
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2011-06-27 12:14 am (UTC)
Thanks Arcaton, I'll be sure to pass along your well wishes. :)

A question, and I'm not trying to be funny; I mean this sincerely. Would Perri know your name? Have the two of you conversed directly?
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[User Picture]From: r_caton
2011-06-27 08:43 am (UTC)
Probably not, unless she recalls me from the Nice forums....
which would have been the only place I might have directly responded to her...
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2011-06-27 10:45 am (UTC)
She might at that. Perri was only ever active on The Nice. I created a login for her at TAC but the only time it was ever used was for a birthday post for Batty, and I typed that in from her handwritten letter.
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[User Picture]From: dewhitton
2011-06-27 02:46 am (UTC)
Tell Perri she is in my thoughts and prayers.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2011-06-27 03:02 am (UTC)
I sure will, thanks Batty! :)

If she doesn't remember you then something's definitely wrong.
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[User Picture]From: ccdesan
2011-06-28 04:02 am (UTC)
Just now reading this, it's been busy. So glad that things were not worse - as we all know, strokes can be deadly... and worse than deadly. Please convey my warmest wishes to Perri for a speedy and complete recovery.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2011-06-28 10:11 am (UTC)
ccdesan said:"Just now reading this, it's been busy"
That's all-right, I know better than anyone what it's like to have no time.

ccdesan said:"So glad that things were not worse - as we all know, strokes can be deadly"
Indeed. I've know both family and friends who "survived" strokes, if you can call it that. Sometimes it robs abilities from the body, sometimes from the mind. I'm hoping that neither is the case with Perri, and as you'll see in my next post I'm hoping to find out this weekend.
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