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About englishlady
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  • Birthday 03/22/1956
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  1. englishlady

    Thank You, I see if i can do this. First I do it on a piece of paper, that is what i do now after the stroke. Yvonne
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    Sue, understand what you are going through. My Mom used to tell me "who said life be a rose garden". we know that is true, but we are also human , so have your cry, have your sulk, then my dear put your "Game face On" . You will , because I will always be thankful to you when I first visited the site, and you helped lifted me up. Things happen to make us stronger. God Bless Yvonne
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    Hi Keilli, Asha is so correct, do the right thing with love and things will work out. Me and my daughter have a strange relationship, yet when i had my Stroke, she was there, and make sure I was taken care of. You did the right think, you got there, so he knows no matter what Mom will be there. God bless him, and You. Yvonne
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    George so please that everything is going well. Have a wonderful time, that is what life is about, enjoying it to the fullness. All have a great time, please blog and send pictures. Yvonne
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    Congratulations Jay, see there is life after aa Stroke. So Pleased and Proud of You Yvonne
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    Hello Asha, stop worrying. You raise a wonderful Young Man, and he is going to do his journey his way. Thomas my Son, went to college, and because he would not listen to me, I just saw him been put out of college, not getting a job, living off us. Well, he did it his way. He finished college, got a great job, he is now living in Miami, enjoying his life. just got back from Ohio, the company paid for him to travel there and meet the Top directors.Like a early post said, it is they World, things are different from when we was growing up. He has not come back home, and he is growing and growing. Your son will find his way, remember we all have a journey to travel, the way we travel it is different for us all. he be fine , you never raised a fool. Yvonne
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    Please that you got a response, government department needs a lot of patient dealing with them. Deep breath, and thinking positive, that helps. Great that you got your hair cut, doing things for our self always cheer us up. Yvonne
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    Hi Jay, totality understand. When i walk, I am talking to myself, reminding myself to lift my right leg. I am tired of falling ! never mind Jay, we are "survivors". Yvonne
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    Wonderful story Sarah. Blessings to You, to know that Dan is still helping people. Dan and You are a blessings. Yvonne
  10. englishlady

    I just finish reading this post. My heart goes out to the whole family. That is what a Stroke does, it can destroy a family, have to be determine to work too save it. Becky ideas was wonderful, help for everyone. Get help for you and your wife. I improved my Spiritual life, and also got a Social Worker, who got me into a Club, that offered Keep Fit classes c play games like Bingo, and go on field trips like shopping, eating out, and going to the Park. It was like a breath of fresh Air, getting out was wonderful. Also look after yourself, and please spend time with your kids, very important, they are also feeling at odds. God Bless to You all, we are rooting for you all. Yvonne
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    Please to hear you are going on a European river Cruise, enjoy. Do not worry about the walking, just pace yourself, drink lots of water. i lost so much weight going to England, the walking and eating small portions helped a lot. God Bless Yvonne
  12. englishlady

    I am pleased you enjoyed your Ice cream, i ate some last Saturday, we can cheat sometimes, life is short lets enjoy it. Go get your nails done my Son taught me" Treat yourself, not Cheat yourself" Yvonne
  13. englishlady

    I had my stroke in 2010, it took me Two years to get up, wash, dress, and do things that "normal people" do. I was so tired, my doctor said, that my brain needed to rest, so sleep was good for me. After getting out of my "funk", with the help of some medications just for six months, got into a center, which offered Senior Silver Sneakers. At first, I go with my cane, and look, thinking I never do that. Well after three Years, I am a walking miracle. I did Tia Chi, which helped me with my balance. Also my energy level improve, what with me eating better. After a talking from my father who was at the time years old, had two strokes lives in England, came over and told me suck it up, and if I fall down get up. it worked, I fell and got up fell again got up. So now I walk at least four to five miles a day. Go to my keep fit class Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Also lost so much weight. I feel good.What I have learn, that a stroke is a Marathon, listen to your body if it wants to sleep or just do nothing, that is okay, sleep is good for you. Please watch what you eat, that is so important, that we are putting the right fuel in our body. Keep positive, good things will happen. Your life has changed, and you may not do things that you could do before the stroke, that is life, and we are still here. We are Warriors!
  14. englishlady

    I am just reading your blog, have not been on the blogs. Was in England for five months, my Parents are still alive, but Mom is battling Alzheimer's. It is hard for caregivers, my Sister who lives with them is a Saint. God Bless her, You ,and all the caregivers. love, peace, and Joy Yvonne
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    Hello Nancy, it is not right, but the situation here in Florida, is not enough workers, pay is low. when i was in hospital, no more workers to help the Nursers, and they are over worked, have too much to do. My daughter, washed me, changed my bed, and made sure i was comfortable. Sad affairs that is going to get worse, as the population gets older. Wish you the best Yvonne