ksmith

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About ksmith

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    Stroke Support Coordinator
  • Birthday 04/26/1974

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    gatorgirlsj@gmail.com

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  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    02-24-2009
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    http://www.facebook.com/gatorgirlsj
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    Mother of two great boys!!
    supportive family
    I enjoy life!!
    appreciate every moment
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    Kelli
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  1. I'm still pro use. To begin with, cannabis of any sort, whether for medical or recreational purposes, remains illegal under federal law. The federal government first regulated marijuana in 1937, when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act. As with the Harrison Narcotic Act in 1914, Congress deemed an act taxing and regulating drugs, rather than prohibiting them, less susceptible to legal challenge. As a result, the 1937 legislation was ostensibly a revenue measure. Just as the Harrison Act used taxation and regulation to, in effect, prohibit morphine, heroin and other drugs, the Marijuana Tax Act essentially outlawed the possession or sale of marijuana. More stringent measures followed. In 1952, the Boggs Act provided stiff mandatory sentences for offenses involving a variety of drugs, including marijuana.( http://time.com/4298038/marijuana-history-in-america/ ) Anslinger((was a United States government official who served as the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN). He was a supporter of prohibition and the criminalization of drugs, and played a pivotal role in cannabis prohibition)) claimed cannabis caused people to commit violent crimes and act irrationally and overly sexual. The FBN ( Federal Bureau of Narcotics) produced propaganda films promoting Anslinger's views and Anslinger often commented to the press regarding his views on marijuana in 1930. I still believe, in my heart, that it comes from the earth and has been used since the beginning of time to treat ailments. Only within the 21's century, has increased hysteria been given over the use of marijuana.. I truly believe, between the healthcare industry ( Pharma) and increased uses of pesticides in the growing of weed, issues have been presented to those who partake. I think that the regular use of smoking without the extraction of HTC may be the result of some bad behavior that caused the negative views. I personally smoke 'Hemp oil' https://healthyhempoil.com/ or vaping. There is no tobacco or preservatives . I must admit I haven't read the article so I know making my point may be without merit but i know my personal view is pro.
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  3. Welcome to StrokeNet. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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  6. why is it so hard to eat

    Eating healthy can be challenging especially when I have multiple food allergies. Lactose, a common allergy to the enzymes often found in dairy products and Soy, which is found in EVERYTHING. So I’ve learned to make my own “Buttery Spread’ which isn’t always a butter but a combination of coconut milk and millet. I could go out to buy the butter that is Lactose and Soy free but for a little tub can cost me anywhere from $4.00 to $6.00, and being on a fixed income, is too much for my wallet. I was told to eat protein bars... that sounds simple enough. However, everything has soy in it. The ingredients may not say SOY: Edamame , Miso, Natto, Shoyu, Soy (soy albumin, soy cheese, soy fiber, soy flour, soy grits, soy ice cream, soy milk, soy nuts, soy sprouts, soy yogurt) , Soya, Soybean (curd, granules), Soy protein (concentrate, hydrolyzed, isolate) , Soy sauce , Tamari, Tempeh, Textured vegetable protein (TVP) , Tofu. (Some of the foods that have these names in there I don’t eat because of sodium) And I’ve learned to read everything. Thank goodness there are cookbooks out there that cater to my allergies. True, it’s not common, but it’s out there. So my kitchen looks like a health food market. “Was I always this way?’ I started to show digestive problems with Lactose while I was pregnant with my youngest son. I didn’t like cheese but there are some foods with cheese I love to eat. It started with the usual stomach cramps but over time it started to go from pains to gas and diarrhea on top of my cramps. So from there I went to Soy milk. I still had the bloating, gas, cramps associated with lactose. It never crossed my mind for a while for I just thought it was still something to do with the lactose in my coffee or ice cream. The pain became too much for me to handle. I began to go online and research allergic reactions of soy. All of the things I’ve been dealing with was listed in front of me but with everything you read on line isn’t always true. So I started a self-test. I went to Starbucks coffee because they had Coconut Milk and I already checked the label to make sure there was no soy. I drank my usual coffee order but this time with coconut milk and something amazing happened…. NO STOMACH ISSUES. From there, I looked up all the other names for soy and began to see how many food items have it in it. Again, being on a fixed income, I had to order many foods online for finding specialty foods can be hard. Instead of always spending money all the time, I’m trying to make my own, Makes me more mindful of what goes into my mouth. Avocados, blueberries also cause me stomach issues. Which makes sense for I’m allergic to Latex. Some of the same enzymes in avocados are found in latex. Strange but true. So I can eat wood, stones and maybe grass hahahahaha
  7. I know you are a fun loving and very inspirational person to me and I'm very glad you are here to share your funniess
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  9. I am going through Cognitive therapy now but not there. I guess it would depend of the severity of the stroke and issues. I argue that in the course of your recovery, cognitive function can improve but again, dependent on the stroke and damaged caused would be a factor. I've gotten better since my stroke but no where near that I was before the stroke. That's just my view. Some places offer things that many survivors want very bad after. If this is something that you I say do it
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  12. I am a firm fan of earth conservation and I wanted to ask what things you can do not only for Earth Day but everyday? I recycle and often reuse many of the empty containers and have learned to make my own cleaning products. https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=recycled Earth day crafts&rs=guide&term_meta[]=recycled|guide|word|7&add_refine=recycled|guide|word|7 Here are some fun ideas I use off Pinterest
  13. with my glasses I have prisms which KIND OF makes it easier to see plus the Gab I am on. In New Jersey, you only need one eye.. scary.. but I took all the steps like waiting 5 years and going through driving schools. Over time it gets manageable .. makes sense? Like you learn to compensate with hat you have
  14. It s a hard step but you will be proud of what you do. You know if you need me.......
  15. My heart cries when I read posts like this.. I feel that you have a purpose in life still.. going forward. Your friends and family and most importantly that puppy. Having worked and done a job for a long time to only to leave forcefully. I bet there are many things you can do and would be great at. I found I love to make my own foods and household cleaners. I was a BSSR ( Branch Sales and Service Representative) and oversaw many branches and could fill in if needed to not being able to balance my checkbook..however I make a mean dish soap lol