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About HostTracy

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  • Birthday 12/02/1971

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    Improving my organizing and planning skills, spending time with my cat "Kitty", spending time with my family, being involved in my local stroke support group, the brain, and giving support to other stroke survivors or anyone that i can.
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  1. Hey guys kinda quiet in chat today it will be open for 40 more minutes. πŸ™‚ http://www.strokechat.net/
  2. Hey everyone chat is open in Survivor Room #2...come on in! πŸ™‚ http://www.strokechat.net/
  3. HostTracy

    Hi Ron it does sound like you are a very lucky man. Blessed. I'm so glad to hear that and welcome. Yes please come in and look around. There is a lot of great information and lots of supportive survivors and caretakers alike. My name is Tracy and I had my stroke 7/5/15...from Tennessee. Glad you found Strokenetwork.
  4. Hey friends, come on in. Chat is happening in 8 minutes! http://www.strokechat.ne
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    Thank you and Amen Becky.
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    Alan i think it is wonderful what you are doing...for the survivors and for your own self. I am a bit on the fence about anything in the hospital...my stroke was missed and i wasnt diagnosed for about 2 months. I had no idea what was wrong with me...I felt like I was in another realm or on a another planet. Once i had my diagnosis i know i hadva huge amount of fear and questions. I can't really remember what exactly. I barely remember the 2 years post stroke just bits and pieces. I would talk more but feeling yucky (I have strep A with scarlet fever) so i am exhausted and feverish but i cant sleep. Go figure. I just was inspired by your thread. Keep up the very great work my friend!
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    Wow Kevin you are killing it!!!!! Great job!!!!! Happy snowball to you as well... looks like a lot of work but probably good therapy as long as you are careful! I am quite jealous but only to a certain extent...seeing the snow makes me jolly...feeling the cold does not so a picture is wonderful!!!!! πŸ™‚
  8. Hey friends, come on in. Chat is starting in 10 minutes!!! http://www.strokechat.net/
  9. Mark you are most welcome! I love catching up with regulars and meeting new chatters as well! It is one part of my "social outlets" ... I have a hard time with this in person many times. All of you old and new are family to me. πŸ™‚
  10. 2020 WE ARE COMING FOR YA!!!
  11. HostTracy

    Happy to see your blog Kevin! Looking forward to reading your positive goals and progress! This is defintely a great way to utilize the blog. Me...well I think I have leaned on getting any frustrations out of my head and then can type my way through to a better understanding. I'm not sure how helpful it is to others lol but its good for me. Your positive intentions may rub off on many!!! Kudos!!!
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    In Tennessee CBD is legal with no more than a very small % of thc. The problem is it is not regulated. Which means you're not real sure what your getting. There are many many places that sell it even some gas stations. My experience is that only one store, only one label works for me. Others give me tummy aches and nothing else. This one brand of CBD does wonders for my fibromyalgia (nothing helps with my sleep, anxiety, etc. except Rx meds so far along with therapy). The company does 3rd party testing of each product being considered to sell in the store and will only approve products that pass their stringent parameters. If a companies product is off compared to their testing it's a no go. This too has issues when done in a non regulated state. It is better than most though and they carry all the current testing info in their files and will disclose it to anyone. I haven't used CBD in over a month because it does not fit into my budget. I can 100% tell the difference in my pain. Hopefully one day Tennessee will decide to regulate it. As far as anything beyond CBD I think Tennessee will not approve anything any time soon. It is no problem for me...I don't want or need weed. I can get my dizzy on at any given time thc free lol.
  13. HostTracy

    Heather I have asked about the mg many times but due to my particular stroke it is the standard treatment to help prevent another...or other blood thinners that may even be worse side effect wise. I digress, I keep on keeping on and deal with what comes (i.e. stomach issues) and just keep my medical very aware of everything (I have a gastroenterologist) in case something needs to be addressed. So far, other than some increase in tummy issues, I've been ok. Fingers crossed it stays that way! πŸ™‚
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    Sue I do really relate to your humming. I have for a very long time been a whistler. I have always felt joy from doing so. I am sad to say that I had to have dental work done and have an upper denture...I can no longer whistle ☹️. But I'm thinking I may take up humming (or hum singing)...worth a shot! 😊 I have been praying for those in the midst of the wildfires there in Australia. The entire thing has been so upsetting. I hope this gets much better soon. Here's to the New Year! πŸ₯‚
  15. http://www.strokechat.net/