Alone, paralyzed and unable to utter a word.
Dezron Wesley of Brookhaven awoke to that reality after a third stroke sent him to a Jackson hospital on April 8.
Because of COVID-19, his wife, LaTonya Wesley, couldn’t be by his side during the hospitalization.
And the 48-year-old said it was frightening to be isolated and incommunicado. “I was at someone’s mercy,” he said.
“He told me how scary it was to wake up and not be able to talk or say what he needed,” said Taylor Miller, his speech therapist while at Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson.