Stroke Survivor - female
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About moonrocket

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  • Birthday 01/16/1972

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    Online chatting and surfing, having fun, pets - cats and dogs, amateur photography, drawing, reading, writing, poetry, painting pine cones, wood-art, swimming, sci-fi/fantasy/action and a bit of horror, etc.
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  1. Happy Anniversary moonrocket!

  2. Happy Anniversary moonrocket!

  3. Happy Birthday moonrocket!

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    I just reread the comments now. I'm so sorry this is so belated. I want to thank you for your comforting words. It mean so much to me.
  5. Happy Birthday moonrocket!

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    Fall 2011

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    Halloween 2011

    I was going to be a gypsy vampire. When I put on that red scarf on my head, I realized that I really looked like "The Pirates Of Carribean" Captain Jack Sparrow, so I pulled my patch out and it finished that look. Loved the costume. I went to the Halloween party at a local restaurant bar.
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    There was this commercial that played for about a year after my brain lesion/strokes that infuriated me. It talked about "time lost is brain death." I did everything right. I called 911 and had an ambulance take me to the hospital. Nothing showed up on the CT scan. It was a week later when the lesion showed up on the MRI scans. It was an inflammation. The two tiny strokes that could be just scarring didn't show up until almost a year later after the lesion shrank. Strokes don't typically hide themselves on the MRI scans. I am fortunate that I recovered all of my bodily functions. I s
  10. I've noticed that direct sunlight makes me blind. I cannot see a frekking thing, except the light when the sun is in front of me. It makes lipreading impossible, since I can't see the person. The sun's light overpowers everything. Wearing a cap along with the sunlight helps, even though I will end up with hat-hair.
  11. Hi Donia: Your story shows a lot of courage and persistence. I had my stroke at age 69 with right sided weakness the result. My deficits have proved a huge challenge; in fact stroke completely changed my life. The only choice is to move forward day by day. I have made progress, and I'm grateful for that. Keep sharing, because your experience helps others. Henry

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    My Photo Journeys

    I make an incentive to go out and walk by finding something to take pictures of.
  13. Happy Anniversary moonrocket!

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    Beating Myself Up

    For not being able to afford to have my 17-year old cat diagnosed and possibly treated. Instead, I had to put her down. I feel like I'm a murderer because what if it was something she could have recovered from. Yet, since we couldn't afford the specialized vet care, I couldn't stand to let her suffer. I cannot stop crying and mutilating my mind over it.