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
  • Facebook URL
    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
  • State
    New Jersey
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    United States

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  1. But these words are so true. Focus on Love and Recovery
  2. One handed living is not easy and though in the beginning of my recovery my right side (my Dominate side) was weak and yes daily life was very hard. I hope you find that many people here can offer a great deal of advice for you
  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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. first: Congratulations for finding a doctor!!!!! http://www.wikihow.com/Reduce-Sensory-Overload (sensory overload) I wear ear buds and listen to music when I go to a store so I can tune out the outside noise. Grocery stores are the worst for I have other people, products, thinking.... it's hard
  9. I would remind her that you are cheering her on and you know she is doin her best. I know when I had my stroke, I was so afraid I was going to be left in the rehab center, which I wasn't but I had to get reminded and maybe she has to as well. I'm very glad your father is well in his recovery and I can only imagine how hard it must be on you. As Sue said, take time out and really think about everything first and don't make rash decisions. You are only one person so please remember you can only do so much. I can't even imagine how I would feel seeing my parents in that situation .
  10. 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.

  11. **standing ovation**
  12. I can understand looking "normal' my profile picture is me 8 years post stroke but you'd never know how much the stroke changed me. Like you I just had rotten luck one day. yes like you I was the life of the party, loved doing new things.. now I get panic attacks going in to the grocery store. But remember: you are VERY new to stroke recovery. They way you may feel about life, over time may change and you'll find yourself able to do more. ( my story below) but it's true that others don't understand.. for they haven't gone through what you did. Rest assure, we here get you. about me.docx
  13. Progress is heading in the right direction
  14. Melissa, survivors sometimes go through personality changes especially so early in his recovery. He's not happy and unfortunately you happen to be in the line of fire. Is it fair to you? No but I understand for I was the same way to everyone who was in my path. I take it as he is angry with himself and feels vulnerable, again I can only speak on how I felt as a survivor. He has to find his normal and now he is not the man who swore to take care of his wife. http://www.strokeassociation.org/idc/groups/stroke-public/@wcm/@hcm/@sta/documents/downloadable/ucm_489454.pdf <--------- I hope this helps you are not alone in this. He is still early on and how he is now isn't always the way he will be.. Slow and steady. Loved ones often look at the survivors and want them to bounce back and more often then not it takes time.. S-l-o-w
  15. 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.