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  2. Madade

    Thanks Willis, Asha, & Kelli! Still having troubles navigating the blog and features. Just learned that these comments were here. Kelli I've been slacking for my steps. Figure I get enough gardening but that is not cardio workout. So many feature here. Getting familiar with the photo part lately. late for chat.
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  5. Finally had a shower just 1/10 of inch or 3mm. Only problem is my right side is turned right up. Having a heck of a time typing and staying awake. Trying to stay awake for coffee chat tonight. 20 minutes to go for chat. I got new glasses today. Nice improvement as it was my first prescription change since getting rid of glasses. Bifocal now. With slight increase in the distance. Bed early due to the rain. Tomorrow suppose to be a busy day for a weekend. Well enough yammering for now. Still experimenting with blog features. 15 minute to chat. Hit the washroom.
  6. You I'm guessing was more than a weekend backyard camper. I have more of an issue taking a tent down in wind. Calm when I start, hurricane by the time its down it always seems. Then trying to cram it into the under sized carry there's where I hurt my fingers. Thanks for sharing.
  7. Yes Walpole is a Reservation. Was at the arena many times. Knew the island well when I worked for Cargill Willis
  8. Found an inflatable air mattress that goes up to 3' high. Just right and very sturdy. Also use a patio table and my four legged cane. Now to modify the zipper cord. Fluorescent rope or orange I'm thinking luminescent paint. sounds like a learning experience, maybe a bottle in the tent would be easier, or even a condom catheter. I also recommend a camp stool beside your air mattress, makes getting up and down from the mattress easier. Also sit on the stool and get your feet into the sleeping bag then pull it up to your armpits then fall on the mattress, not very elegant but it works. It's all about planning and being prepared to learn by doing. Main thing being don't take life too seriously, and be prepared to make a fool of yourself occasionally
  9. Found an inflatable air mattress that goes up to 3' high. Just right and very sturdy. Also use a patio table and my four legged cane. Now to modify the zipper cord. Fluorescent rope or orange I'm thinking luminescent paint.
  10. I have never been to Stag Island. I see it is a Canadian property. I went on iMaps to locate it. The guys I met in the Port Huron area when I played hockey always talked about Walpole Island and a rink they played at. I thought they said it's occupied by mainly Native Americans. I don't remember where it was exactly but it's between us on that beautiful river that separates our countries.
  11. ksmith

    That's great you are working on your steps. Yes Humidity is a killer , just do what you can do and that's awesome
  12. HostAsha

    Mark : welcome to therapeutic world f blogging I usually add new entry to my blogs & it stays in one place, my blogs are usually just talking about my life & things that interests me. I find fr me writing my thought helps me not forget ordinary events of my life & then of-course support I get if I am feeling down from others. I for one find blogging reading or writing very therapeutic for my soul. & beautiful sunrise Asha
  13. Willis

    Yep it is going to be nasty on the other side of the lake/river too of course. I had an early derm. appt. in Port Huron and am glad to be back home and inside before it gets real ugly. I like my stationary recumbent bike but have been ignoring it during these busy outdoor summer days. That it turns out is not such a good idea. I know for sure things are not functioning as well as they can. Just spinning the leg 15 minutes a day makes a big difference. What I think I will try to do is ride the 3 five minute sessions but leave the peddle resistance at a low level instead of the work out it is when I'm riding to get stronger also. I have felt for awhile that a treadmill might be better for helping with our walking more than a bike might. That would make sense.
  14. Another week down. Slipping treadmill routine. Only 3 days out of 7. I'm getting my step goal in at 4000 but getting that cardiovascular workout that I should get from the treadmill is lacking. Still notice small achievements everyday. Hear its suppose to reach 100°F on local radio. The humidity the worse part most say. Some of todays blooms, sunflowers, tiger lillies, russet sunflower. Still learning on blogging or remembering how I did it the last time.
  15. Virginia, reading about you I'm a bit confused. You say you moved to London but went back...back to where, Italy? Welcome to the chat I'm very interested in your opinions. Tell us about your idea please. Deigh
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  17. Virginia, If your "idea" is in any way stroke-related, I'm sure that we would be very interested in hearing it as there aren't a lot of "ideas" out there. As to stories and coping, each stroke and each survivor are different, so if you ask those questions of 20 different survivors, you'll get 20 different answers to each question. Becky
  18. Any and all help is always appreciated. We can do it!
  19. KevRider

    Have to admit that's just a decorative windmill , it does squeak a little. Our actual pump is electric solar.
  20. sounds like a learning experience, maybe a bottle in the tent would be easier, or even a condom catheter. I also recommend a camp stool beside your air mattress, makes getting up and down from the mattress easier. Also sit on the stool and get your feet into the sleeping bag then pull it up to your armpits then fall on the mattress, not very elegant but it works. It's all about planning and being prepared to learn by doing. Main thing being don't take life too seriously, and be prepared to make a fool of yourself occasionally 🙂
  21. swilkinson

    Kev, nice to see an Aussie style wind powered water pumping windmill in your photo. Does it make a scraping noise like the ones out west of here? Love the rustic look of your garden.
  22. swilkinson

    Good display. It is learn as you go along, or was for me.
  23. Great job on all three blogs. I started a blog to help me see my situation from another perspective. I look back over the years and see the careworn caregiver and the widow and I am okay with both aspects of my journey. Hope you can see your journey as special and unique but also human and shareable. Good comes out of it if it helps others too.
  24. When Ray had the major strokes in 1999 we didn't go camping for a while, then took the campervan up the coast to one of our usual spots. My first time putting up an annexe in a heavy breeze. Twisted it the wrong way, jammed my thumb, cried with frustration. The man who came to my rescue was around 99 but four hands are better than two so we got it up. I did better the next time. The first time is always harder. Good for you though for your efforts, better luck next time.
  25. Not certain yet to give guidance but can help with some of the stuff I am starting to understand.
  26. Maybe Willis we could holler at one another if I make it to Stag Island this year 😆. Learning how this works tonight. Maybe I can "blog" more what weird word. Hope your doing good.
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