SassyBetsy

Stroke Survivor - female
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About SassyBetsy

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    Senior Mentor
  • Birthday 10/10/1963

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  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    05-20-2014
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  • First Name
    Pam
  • State
    CA

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  1. SassyBetsy

    Omg back to the word NETWORK...... Television Network
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    Love Maker
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    I close my eyes to and see you Asha as the Princess on the camel of white sands desert. It sounds like you love this new home especially being around family again. Glad you are safe well and happy. You are stronger than you credit yourself. The bravest and wisest woman I know with compassion that is natural as breathing. I am peaceful reading this like a romantic tale I love on Netfix. I watch the folktales with subtitles. The language is poetry music in my ears. I can see you as the real life heroine. You will bring so much to the village for young women there. I ho
  4. SassyBetsy

    Welcome! LUCKY!! Sounds like you worked hard and willed your recovery too!We are blessed as it happens o r not. Happy you are doing amazing things!
  5. SassyBetsy

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! In so cal we have chilly mornings and rain lately. But we survived to see another beautiful Christmas. I had heart attack on Christmas eve 2019 and now have 8 stents in my heart. I am a patchwork quilt held together with pins and needles. I love all of you too. Queen you always get it with wit and humor. Thank you. God bless your family and all of us orphans on here have a place to call home thanks to Steve!
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    Grief is natural after a stroke. It is the biggest loss ever...no matter what degree of change or damage....add the fact that the brain is supercharged for pain or emotional control and face it what is more irritation and frustration than dealing with the medical community...from Dr offices to insurance. I remember my first appointment after hospital. My kids looked in shocked disbelief as I sobbed at the front desk because I was there at wrong time. I mean I sobbed like my cat ran away. Totally disproportionate. I Never cried in public!! AND FOR THAT? I would have gone for lunch. I would have
  7. SassyBetsy

    Pocket knife
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    I have balance and bouncing eye issues and due to location so all posts here I relate to. Therapy kept me strong and accountable. Different therapists have different tricks. One printed exercises and I made album so I could later do them. But now I on oxygen so my PT said I needed the cardiologist to authorize to do anything. But I hope you see someone who specialized in vestibular therapy like mine because I had the Canolith repositioning procedure when I first had a stroke and I believe it helped. I am going to have the procedure again soon because recently I have been having tr
  9. SassyBetsy

    The fun continues! Now I have to zip in my leg that cannot be touched..into an air bag that squeezes my feet and calves up to knees because the pressure sore on my heel that reoccur and fails to heal needs less swelling to go away... SUPRISINGLY it doesn't hurt like touching. No burning‐‐--but I have terrible pain. I wrote a bunch of blogs lost to me but my story is there. Anyway it never STOPS. I had covid and survived. Covid was bad but imagine daily torture. I cannot do anything but wait until I can be off blood thinner even if I wanted a surgery. I had major heart
  10. SassyBetsy

    CPS

    I would like to know THE WHOLE SCOOP! I hate keeping on track of all the pills I take. I still cannot get electrode surgery so this too prob not in my grasp but knowledge is power.save it for later. I wonder if I could have a diabetic pump that also administers opioids. I did 2 week trial using electrodes on spine to reduce pain. I want that surgery. Cannot do now. Best two weeks ever.
  11. SassyBetsy

    CPS

    I would like to know THE WHOLE SCOOP! I hate keeping on track of all the pills I take. I still cannot get electrode surgery so this too prob not in my grasp but knowledge is power.save it for later. I wonder if I could have a diabetic pump that also administers opioids. I did 2 week trial using electrodes on spine to reduce pain. I want that surgery. Cannot do now. Best two weeks ever.
  12. SassyBetsy

    AFTER using it for couple of years just sleeping....someone asked me why did I take meds hoping when I needed to go get my answers......Now I take Lyrica...Lol same type of ok edge is off but can someone do something else.
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    Sorry but could something else be needed to stop the blisters? I wonder if if it was going to help it would have by the time YOU ARE ASKING ARE WE THERE YET? BUT THATS ME ...IMPATIET WITH PAIN. with all else.not gonna suffer because of My Own Body.
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    CPS

    I use my phone but cannot reply to stuff or do a blog. Is it only for tablets?
  15. SassyBetsy

    CPS

    I posted my journey. I use pills. Must have for me. I tried an electrode but did not get permanent surgery. I live a full life. For me.