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beth74

Stroke Survivor - female
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About beth74

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  • Birthday 10/08/1974

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  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    05-23-2011
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    Beth
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    IL
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  1. Happy Birthday beth74!

  2. Happy Anniversary beth74!

  3. Happy Anniversary beth74!

  4. beth74

    I'm sorry. Don't know why it posted twice.
  5. beth74

    Nancy, I am in tears with you reading this. I am praying for you. You are a strong & loving woman. You have every right to vent. I'm sending you light and positivity your way. Hugs, Beth
  6. beth74

    Nancy, I am in tears with you reading this. I am praying for you. You are a strong & loving woman. You have every right to vent. I'm sending you light and positivity your way. Hugs, Beth
  7. Happy Birthday beth74!

  8. Hi Robert. Just dropping by your page :) lol

  9. My hand will not open up. It used to stay in a tight fist, and my fingernails would dig into the palm of my hand. But for the last 2-3 yrs I have been getting Botox injections, and wearing a hand brace at might ( similiar to a Saebo Stretch), and now my hand and fingers are more relax. I can hold on to my toothbrush, but my hand will not open/release. Although I have not been to OT (occupational therapy) for a very long time. My wrist will not move either. It is "locked" in place. I understand your frustrations. I have been there. Hang in there.
  10. Botox injections will help loosen them up a bit. My doctor looked me in the eye and told me i'll never have use of my hand and fingers again, and they would be the last to come back. I want to prove her wrong! Don't give up hope.
  11. Happy Birthday beth74!

  12. beth74

    Excellent news ! Keep up the good work.
  13. beth74

    Hi Katrina, I understand your frustration. I really hope you can get emotional support and therapy you need for your hand. I have tight tone in my hand and fingers as well. It is extremely difficult to get used to. It's been about 2.5 years for me. I've been getting Botox injections for a little longer than a year, including my leg. I have noticed a difference since getting these injections, that my fingers aren't clenched as tight as they used to be. I still cannot use my hand to do anything. I feel your emotional pain.I still have stretches of time where I feel lonely and cry and keep to mysel, which is good sometimes, but then i get myself back on track, which cam be a challenge. I try to keep up on your blogs and you really inspire me and I can relate to you in many ways. Keep your chin up
  14. beth74

    Hi Trainer. Pleased to meet you. Your job sounds very interesting. Are you a Physical Therapist? I appreciate that, and I will think of things to send along your way. I find that moving around in our local therapy pool with a floater attatched around my waist, so that I can try to kick with both legs without falling over. The pool has been the best in helping with my recovery. Also, I wear an orthotic brace to help me walk easier, and i like to be outdoors. I use resistance bands, balance pods, arm pulleys, stack blocks on the floor, mirror box..etc. As you can see, I like gadgets
  15. beth74

    I am almost 2yrs post stroke, and I gained a great deal of my confidence by going back to work. I also don't care what others think about me, and how I limp when I walk, and no usage of my left hand. I've learned they must like me for me, as a person. Driving was another thing...going to the groc store, and facing the public. Help others.. Eating healthy and taking care of yourself...exercise, therapy. These all add up I. Helping with self esteem. All the advices on here are valuable. I wish the best for you in your recovery. ~Beth
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