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katc

661d

I had a mini stroke almost a month ago. My husband thinks I'm nuts for getting upper arm crutches, but I can't do house work like I did now without balance assistance sometimes. also I can't work on things as well holding a regular cane. I don't need both, it was just the set was FSA approved and singles weren't. one I will keep in the car and one at home. Am I crazy for making this purchase without dipping into regular household funds??

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    • NeedsRealHelp

      660d

      I don't understand why not dipping into household funds would be a problem. That's what an fsa is for, is it not? I would think he would want what's safest for you, and the fact that you didn't use household funds is a bonus. FSA's are made for those types of purchases. Maybe look up some info on mini strokes and send it to his fb or email or something so he can truly understand what happened to you, and so he sees how lucky you were to only need mild assistance after it. Good luck to you. Good for you for using your fsa funds.

    • NeedsRealHelp

      660d

      I don't understand why not dipping into household funds would be a problem. That's what an fsa is for, is it not? I would think he would want what's safest for you, and the fact that you didn't use household funds is a bonus. FSA's are made for those types of purchases. Maybe look up some info on mini strokes and send it to his fb or email or something so he can truly understand what happened to you, and so he sees how lucky you were to only need mild assistance after it. Good luck to you. Good for you for using your fsa funds.

    • Kazmir

      660d

      For your safety and balance hunny. Keep yourself up and well. Use all the assistance you need. People tend to not understand what they aren’t going through. So thinking you are crazy for this is a no. You are healing and going through things. ❤️

    • jerrielyn

      661d

      You do what u need to do for you. He will either come around or he won't. You can't change how he eels je is yhw only one who can. Good luck

    • DariaFae

      661d

      Heck no. If you had the money it's perfectly OK. It is something you feel you need for your safety and to give you the extra confidence to beable to try to do everything as before. It is a long and hard recovery from any kind of stroke and very serious business. You are lucky it wasn't any worse and your loved ones should understand that. If anything he needs to learn more about how dangerous it could have been and the outcomes. But I'm sure he loves you with every Cell of his body why he just wants you to be ok. It might be a slight denial to make it ok. It's human nature don't be to hard towards him he's coping the best ge can. Everyone takes on difficulties a bit different.

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