Some of you may remember how near to loosing my mom came this past summer. She suffered a stroke in July then had problems with her heart several time throughout the summer. Finally, the doctors put a pacemaker in to help her heart with keeping the right "rhythmic electrical pulse" as the heart surgeon put it.
The other night while visiting, my mom and I sat at her piano together and played some boogie woogie music. I played the bass as she did the rest. I noticed her tempo was very energetic and she reminded me of how she used to play years ago. When we stopped, I asked her what gives? "I know" she answered. "Before the surgery I couldn't get myself to even look at the piano EVEN if I had the thought of playing. I wanted to but just couldn't get enough energy up mentally or physically. Now, it seems I am back on track."
Then she pulled out a piece of paper filled with song tittles written in her own hand. "See these songs? I could never play them before. Now, I just hear it in my head and it comes to me like clockwork."
Could it be that as we age our biological clock starts to faulter in some of us and this may cause us to "let go" or "feel as if we don't have it anymore"? Is it possible my mother's biological clock along with help from this pacemaker is "back on meter" so to speak?
All I know is she looks healthy and happy again. We played more and then she played several songs by herself just like I remember when I was a kid growing up. I remember the first day the piano was delivered. We couldn't get her away from it for days. I think we ate hot dogs for about six weeks before she remembered to cook.
Anyway, we're all getting together for Thanksgiving and I know exactly what I am thankful for.
To all of you who offered your comfort and prayers ... don't ever underestimate the power!
Thank you Forum members!
I'm going to record her next time I go over. My not be the best recording but hey!
Oh, and what do you think about the possibility of a pacemaker putting a person back on track?