|Perri-Dorcas has suffered a stroke
||[Jun. 26th, 2011|09:38 pm]
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.