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  • Birthday 12/05/1946

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  1. Happy Anniversary beanna!

  2. Happy Anniversary beanna!

  3. Happy Birthday beanna!

  4. beanna

    living without resentment and regrets

    Sue, I am not on here that much, but I always read your blog when I am on. You have done so much good for your husband and others, much wisdom and good advice. All I can say is that we all have ups and downs, and we are allowed to have an occasional "pity party"for ourselves, just as long as we realize that life continues on and has much goodness. Now is your time to move ahead with your life, always remembering the good times of the past. Yes, keep in touch with old friends and family, they are precious. And you will find new friends and adventures, too.
  5. Julie, sounds like you are doing a great job and things are coming along. Many years ago i'd had several surgeries for Crohn's Disease, they wrnt badly and I was fed for a month by a TPN line. Was not allowed even ice chips! There is a glycerin( I think) coated swab that was used to moisten my mouth as was a damp wash cloth. They helped, but boy I wish I'd had ice chips! If Larry cannot do ice chips as much as you would like, maybe try these just to keep his mouth moistened. Good luck going forward.
  6. beanna

    Time Waits For No One

    Keep it up . Exercise helps the spirit as well as the body. It is still freezing here in Ohio, it is starting to get to me. I am a big/Ohio State fan, so I really enjoyed all of that more than the super bowl. And time does go quickly, but I would like a little more warmth, supposed to go to 11 below 0 tonight.
  7. beanna

    Oh My Darling Clementine!

    Hi Rose, I have the same problems as you do with the face and hand---and you are so right--clementines are the best. It has been 4 1/2 years since my stroke and I don't bite my tongue etc as much as I did. You sound like you are doing great keep it up and stay warm. I live in northeast Ohio and while we don't have as much snow as New England, we have the cold. BRRR!
  8. Happy Anniversary beanna!

  9. Happy Birthday beanna!

  10. beanna

    Friends or Predators?

    There is a poem I have loved since high school---whew, thats a loonngg time ago. The verse I love is "There will always be a corner of my heart for you who once inhabited it all, Life is like that, changeful, imponderable, Who could forsee the path we chose would part." And certainly we are who we are because of our experience and all those we have loved.
  11. beanna

    My Lungiversary

    Yes I do. I had my stroke during outpatient surgery for a melanoma. That was 4 years ago. You're right I am happy to still be here, but boy, do I hate the deficits from the stroke.
  12. beanna


    Happy you have found love---sorry about Budweiser. I've had to make those decisions, and they are terrible. Bud will live forever in your heart.
  13. beanna

    My Big Knee Operation 12 September 2014

    My prayers are with you.
  14. beanna

    bare arms, a feeling of Spring in the air

    Sue, I think Ray is with you, just not physically. I think when we truly love someone, we always miss them, but we also can laugh and smile and find goodness in life again. And of course God never deserts us. So enjoy the sunshine and the coming of Spring.
  15. beanna

    Feelings change day by day!

    Hello, I had a stroke 4 years ago, and had inpatient therapy for a month---oupatient for 9 months. While I never was angry at others, I WAS exhausted from therapy, from having a conversation, from everything.. The TV was my friend. I used to watch old sitcoms to make me laugh. It does get better--I can enjoy reading and gardening again. Some things have never returned no matter how much I and the therapists tried. My left hand does not have any of the fine motor skills, so no more playing the piano. Parts of my mouth and face are affected, fortunately no one can visually see a difference, and I can walk and drive and dance even tho the left leg is weaker..Ray will become stronger and will regain a lot. This early in recovery, sleep is important for his brain to heal. I am sorry he is angry, that would be difficult for you. And you are wise to carve out a space for yourself. I'm sorry he hates therapy, that is so important. You be sure to take care of yourself as that is best for your husband also.