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SweetMom

Stroke Survivor - female
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About SweetMom

  • Rank
    Mentor
  • Birthday 10/21/1956

Contact Methods

  • Stroke Network Email
    Yes
  • Yahoo
    donna.smith716@yahoo.com

Shared Information

  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    02-14-2015
  • Stroke Anniversary (second stroke)
    02-14-2015
  • Stroke Anniversary (third stroke)
    02-18-2015
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  • Interests
    Gardening (we grow alot of our own veggies), I worked in Engineering as a drafter/cad drafter for 40 yrs, then worked as a waitress in a tourist village for 2 yrs and had the most fun.
    I make pinecone flowers and glass plate flowers, bird feeders and totums when I can.
    I Love to fish, camp in a camper (no tent camping), and all outdoor stuff.
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  • First Name
    Donna
  • State
    New Mexico
  • Country
    United States

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  1. SweetMom

    And.......when they say “I forget too”. Ok, forget I said anything. “Here’s your sign”.
  2. SweetMom

    Now wait minute y’all, it is as complimentory as we Southerners can get under the circumstances. Lol
  3. SweetMom

    Tracy you just keep hanging in there. The blas don’t last as long as they used to with me. So maybe they won’t with you either. A lot has happened in my life as well.
  4. SweetMom

    Lookin Good!
  5. SweetMom

    Along with the different hats we wear as a wife, mother and extrordinaire, the hats for caregiver are vast compared. I was that caregiver for 10 years to my late husband who had stage 4 lymphoma. Not the same, but not different either. Now that I am on the other side, I can see the hardships on both sides. I'm so sorry. But you may want to put that fishing hat on of your dads, throw a line out (no bait, you don't really want to catch anything) and sit back and enjoy the moment. Maybe make some turtle soup, but beware of the hare in it. Love ya girl
  6. SweetMom

    absolutely Love it
  7. SweetMom

    Sue I was a caregiver for my late husband for 10 years when he had cancer. Everyday was a new day. Just get thru it. Wake up and start another new day. I gladly did it.
  8. SweetMom

    I'm sorry honey. Hang in there. We're here for you.
  9. SweetMom

    Stroke wife, I was a caregiver for my late husband (stage 4 Lymphoma) for 10 years. I know caregiving a stroke survivor is different. I are one. I wasn't then. The end goal is never quite the same, however the process is alike in many ways. Just getting thru each day can be a struggle with everything that has to be done on top of the everyday stuff. Its Overwhelming. I was happy to just get thru each day. Fall into bed, sleep, get up, do it again. You know turtle soup with a little hare in it is better than elephant. LOL
  10. SweetMom

    The summer where I live is very hot so I only had trouble in the winter, but after my strokes, its all the time. I must wear the softest socks. I cannot wear terry cloth on my feet, unless I turn them inside out. I wear rubber rain/garden boots year round. Those things are cold. I just started using this cream called CeraVu on my heals and the cracking seemed to start clearing up immediately. Its expensive, but cheaper than a dr. visit. Kelli, thank you Tracy, I also do research on Raynaud's and try to find out what different things to try alleviate the symptoms. And on top of that I have the neuropathy in my left foot and calf. Its a crap shoot if ya ask me. What works one day seems like it doesn't work the next time. I hope we all find some relief soon.
  11. SweetMom

    ​Like y'all winter is no friend of mine. Starting about sept my left foot and toes start going to sleep, turns blue/black and then the cracked skin. Oooooohhhhh the pain. Its always in the same spot too. I refuse to go to the wound center again. My insurance doesn't pay much on that and I get billed for the rest. I cannot keep paying out of pocket for dr. visits like that.
  12. SweetMom

    Tracy, I know what you mean. I live in the county. On 1.25 acres. Our street is dead end on both ends and I and 3 neighbors live on one end. We keep our gate locked as our house is at least 200 ft from the gate. When I first moved here the police usually came to the other end of the street every weekend. Meth dealers. Finally they cleaned up that end of the street. It's usually peaceful now.
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