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raysrightside

Stroke Survivor - male
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About raysrightside

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  • Birthday 05/18/1963

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  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    02-25-2012
  • How did you find us?
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  • First Name
    Ray
  • State
    CA
  • Country
    United States

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  1. driving my dog around in the sidecar making people happy. Been tooling around town with my trusty copilot for several months now getting used to the sidecar in preparation for future road trips when my stamina returns. Everywhere we go folks are smiling and laughing. They love to see the dog's ears flapping in the wind and specially her wearing goggles. Every time we stop at an intersection someone wants a picture. If only there was such a job listing somewhere.
  2. Me too, my train of thought often leaves the station without me. I'm okay with that now, another train will be along shortly. Usually go out with the doggie so if I get sidetracked we just look blankly at each other.
  3. That was one of the primary reasons for getting the sidecar, so the my doggie could come along on rides. Once the bike starts up now, there's no leaving her home. Just a routine jaunt to the grocery or pharmacy and she jumps in. On these trips she waits patiently in the sidecar while I'm in the store, and when I return, there's always a small group of people surrounding the dog and sidecar taking pictures. Happens lots on the road too. She's loving the attention. This project has also introduced me to fellow stroke survivors who were also avid riders. Keeping in touch with two individuals right now that saw the sidecar and got the itch again. I'm thinking about pinstriping a lightning bolt on it.
  4. Got the sidecar back from the paint shop the week after Thanksgiving and been riding every day since. First a couple miles just tooling about town, but now up to thirty or so miles per stint. I now call this sidecar therapy as steering a sidecar is a constant readjustment of the handle bars to compensate for the quirky road handling of a sidecar rig. Therapy I'm willing to deal with! Boy are my arms and shoulders fatigued after a little ride. Can't wait til my stamina improves and I can ride all day again, my new goal. At least I'm back on the bike.
  5. Benni: what Scott said is right on. QUACK ! Just keep paddling along and you'll get there eventually.
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  7. Make sure it has a mini USB plug so I can charge my phone. XL please for my big brain, or is that just swelling?
  8. Thought I would miss working too, but reading and hobbies, and taking the dog out for an hour of fetch, and a two hour walk, pretty much fill my day. The only good thing about a stroke is time to spend on non stress activities.
  9. Hi Donna, Check on Amazon, search "large wheel walker" lots of options, even one for the beach.
  10. Happy Birthday raysrightside!

  11. Happy Anniversary raysrightside!

  12. Great idea Jay, to streamline you state's food stamp process. Here in California, a state notorious for bureaucracy, the counties administer food stamps. But the process actually keys in on stroke victims. The application process lists stroke as one of the eligibility criteria for immediate assistance. Even before getting medical verification I was issued temporary food stamps. And continued aid is handled by a simple twice a year verification of condition.
  13. Happy Birthday raysrightside!

  14. Happy Anniversary raysrightside!

  15. Happy Birthday raysrightside!

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