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
  • 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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Registration Information

  • First Name
    Donna
  • State
    New Mexico
  • Country
    United States

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  1. Oh Tracy, you are never alone as I am in your same boat. I haven't moved my stuff but I escaped. I've been gone 2 months now. It gets easier the longer I am away. That is my saving grace. Finding something familiar to hold on to or do at your dads may help with the empty feeling. It did for me. But I also try to find different and new things to do. I sit outside and wave to people driving down the street. And my friend lives on a busy street. So it's funny watching those people. They are wondering why that goofy old woman is waving like she's on fire. it's fun, try it. You are not alone in your quest for life. I am on your side. Be safe SweetMom XOXO
  2. Omygoodness Tracy, I thought I posted a note to you and apparently I didn't post it. I'm in awe at your strength. My heart is breaking for you and swelling for you at the same time. I haven't got answers as I am going through the same thing. Just take one day at a time. If you need to talk, I am here for you. With Loving Thoughts SweetMom
  3. Thanks y'all. It means so much.
  4. O my gosh, you all are so awesome. Thank y'all for all the well wishes. I am now at my friends house. We were best friends in high school and we have literally picked up where we left off. Much more relaxed here. I have a place to work on my flowers. I garden, attend festivals, outside music nights, meet new people. Do different things. But most of all I rest. My flowers are in a gallery. It's so surreal. I still have a hard time believing it. It's called Sparrows Gallery in Denison, Texas. They haven't been put on the website yet. They are not properly displayed. They want to make sure they don't get broken. I will let y'all know how I'm doing as I go thru this new journey in my life. I don't think I would be as strong as I am if I hadn't found this website and y'all. Knowing that y'all get it. Thank you for being here. Until later SweetMom
  5. I have osteoporosis in both hips and legs. I had the bone density test. My left hip hurts more than my right. So far the Drs haven't done anything or given me meds for it. I assume there is nothing that can be done. Exercise and being very careful not to fall. I also have 'Graves Disease'. It's a type of hyperthyroidism. Had to treat my thyroid with radioactive iodine to kill it. Or it would have killed me. Per an Endocrinologist. Now I am hypothyroid. Confused? Me too. Lol I gotta rest my brain.
  6. Me 3. But I take seizure meds.
  7. O shoot Lin, dangit. I'm bawling again. I think everyone agrees that you are so important to us too. I would also like to bring my sister back. But what I would like to have back that the strokes took: my brain, maybe. Everything stems from there. If my brain wasn't damaged in those parts then I wouldn't have the deficts that I have now. As you can tell I am still having trouble accepting myself. So if it hadn't happened then I wouldn't have met all of you. Which I'm not wanting to trade for. Even unrealistically. I believe everything happens for a reason now. Just wish I knew the reason later
  8. I'm sooooooo sorry. Lol
  9. Thanks y'all. I'm wondering what the good lord has in store for me. Say a little prayer for me. SweetMom
  10. Welcome Lisa and Jan, we are here for our fellow stroke survivors and caregivers and family. It's not easy to go thru but with the help of others who have gone thru it can help immensely. I am 2 years out with 3 strokes. 2 on the left brain and 1on the right brain. I didn't get the tpa early enough to counteract the 2 on my left brain, but I did for the right brain. You will find the answers for the many questions you may have. This support group saved me and made me a better person with the wealth of info and the loving caring people who will sit by your side and hold your hand for however long you need. The people here and me really do 'get it'. We have been where you are. Different but the same in many ways. I hope you will share your feelings however bad or good. We love it when you feel good. But we will be here even if you don't. Blessings SweetMom
  11. I wish I still was. Not so much now. Trying to destress again. Its not even my husband, it's my dil. She has her own drinking problem. And it's way worse than what I ran from. She's abusive when she drinks to say the least. Not to me, but even tho it's my sons house, I won't stand for it. They are not married anymore but they are together. He told her that she can't do it anymore. That she could cause me to have another stroke with the stress it causes. And that is not acceptable. So far so good. I hope I'm not being overly optimistic. It's only been a couple days. I do have a friend who has offered to let me stay with her. Well hoping it gets better sooner rather than later. Until then, SweetMom
  12. Thanks so much y'all. I'm going to stay for a long while. I'm home to me. It's my land so I can stay for a while. lol I feel so much better now being around my grangirl and granboy. The lake is so welcoming. My family and friends are thinking I'm all better. But when I get tired, I have trouble talking. Go figure. Then they can't figure out what's wrong with me. Their problem. I'll try to write more soon. Knowing you all are here is heartwarming. XOXO SweetMom
  13. Hi everyone. I am still in Texas. My stress level is still pretty high. I was hoping it would be lower by now but have been busy visiting family and friends. Some of them don't seem to think I am affected by the strokes. It's just normal aging. Right. I look normal. I'm glad about that. Anyway I wanted y'all to know I'm ok. I am going to make more flowers which should lower my stress. We'll see. I'll write more later. SweetMom