CRISTIANO RONALDO’S mother Dolores has taken to Instagram a year after she suffered a stroke as she declared she thought she was going to die.
The 66-year-old was rushed to hospital on March 3, 2020, in her native island of Madeira after suffering an ischemic stroke.
Dolores Aveiro posted this picture of Instagram as she commented on her strokeCredit: Instagram @doloresaveiroofficial
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has spoken of her health scare a year after she suffered the strokeCredit: AFP – Getty
Dolores Aveiro was discharged from hospital almost three weeks later when she stated that she is ‘recovering well’ as she thanked the doctors and medical team that treated her.
And she has now took to social media to speak in depth about her ordeal and the impact it had on her family.
Captioning a photo of her on Instagram in the hospital captured 12 days after her stroke, she said: “A year ago today I saw my life almost running between my fingers.
“And luckily I managed to hold on to a light, a light that pulled me up, a light that stubbornly insisted that it was just another obstacle to be overcome and another story of overcoming to tell.
“I never spoke openly about what actually happened, just because I recovered to almost 100 per cent people think that nothing happened or that the scare I gave my children and those who really love me was small.”
Before adding: “I stayed in a hospital bed, connected to dozens of wires and intubated. The hours after the stroke were torture.
“They didn’t know how I was going to wake up, they didn’t know how the damage would be, they were afraid of losing me, fear that I would be disabled, without recognising them, and with many limitations.”
She continued: “I woke up, a few hours later, not knowing what happened to me. I looked ahead and saw my children, around my bed. I was surrounded by machines, unable to move.
Dolores has declared she thought she was going to die following the incidentCredit: Refer to Caption
“I just remember seeing my grandson’s tears. Those living eyes looked at me with such love and then I screamed. I screamed, for the confusion that was going through my head. I screamed, I cried a lot.
“The emotion was strong, at that moment, there was no one in that place who had not been moved.
“At that moment, I thought it was almost over. I thought it was a farewell, a bitter farewell.
“I was confused and lost, but I realised that, after all, I had just survived something very strong and for my four children, I would have to be strong and go back to being who I was.”