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  • Birthday 04/17/1963

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  1. Madade

    Yeah there was a chipmunk scampering about. I was talking to someone with the timer on. I never even noticed as I was transfixed on my finger pointing at the sun. So I never noticed the water reflection. The chipmunks was at the base of my feet. More in this picture than I noticed. Oh GreenQueen so deep. Thanks
  2. Madade

    There are moments I could do this. If I could kick better I'd like to send it flying, Times I'd like to send the arm and pumpkin flying. Blowing them up does have an appeal edkel1.
  3. Last year did an owl with the Dremel wife purchased as I was too shaky with exacto knives. Couldn't remember how I transferred the photo. Thanks to chatroom moderator the suggestion turned out the best. First doing a Montreal Canadiens logo for a friend. It should be a surprise. Next will be an Austin mini cooper for a friend from chat group. Daughter wants a witch. We found one she likes. The learning curve is slow. This is a good lesson in patience for me. Hope to go to wood later on. I'll post when get finished. Glad the Dremel ran out of battery power or else I'd be still puttering.
  4. Madade

    Thanks Green Queen. It was at the brain injury camp I attended this September. I was showing the chipmunk and this turned out better than was expecting.
  5. Thanks for posting the photos Mark!

    1. Madade


      It was a good challenge.  Perhaps I can do another few this year again.  Love fall.

  6. Madade

    I am noticing little changes. First off I can go a bit quicker on the treadmill. The doctors decide that since I reacted to all the chemical they'd try this leg brace. First it was awkward, time consuming and a real pain. Yet now it feels I am walking better. I can keep the speeds going longer. I now have added more weight training to routines. Last week I took on the exercise bike. Its real difficult for me to keep foot placement, but I'm heeding the stroke specialist words. He told me quality not quantity. Its difficult to think of walking and how I place foot but its coming ever so slow. My therapist has also added to the leg brace weights. 8 lbs. on each leg, compression wear. Weighted vest, & weight on arm. If that isn't enough added TENS/EMS to all this. I don't do all this every day but mix up the combination but always try and focus on the quality. Four years in and I really starting to notice. Motivation is likely the hardest. I live rural and going to gym isn't feasible. Found a couple of face via app oriented groups. Not many stick to the challenge or find it too difficult I sense. Tootin' my own horn is not getting any of my routines done. Best stick to it. Have a good week.
  7. Madade

    Been there done that to. Still have bout if I meet or converse with another survivor.
  8. Madade

    That is great. My recovery is a rollercoaster. One of those coasters that reverses too. A gym would be nice. Cost and distance. So hoping for interactions with other survivors.
  9. Madade

    Sent you a personal message
  10. I'm looking for some motivation Just wonder if there are others that are attempting to stay motivated with the aid of their fitness tracker. Found an app the will work with most. Anyone interested? Limited to 10 we have 3 now. So far we are in the 0 to 5000 step range.
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  12. Just browsing about again today waiting for stroke chat.  There was a moderator in the lobby.  When I checked that chat schedule I noticed that its all gone.  The time and group active.  Is it gone with this new format?  I thought I had checked it with the new board and it was there.  See if it is the same for you.  Maybe just us Great White Northerners.    

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    2. Linnie


      Mark, some of the e-mails you receive will be from ksmith....That's Kelli Smith, and she is an administrator who works with Steve (they're both super helpful).  Only the administration team of StrokeNet has your e-mail address.  Are you online now?  If yes, I can meet you in the chat room in a few minutes to answer (whoops, change that to try to answer) any questions you have.  I'll check back here at 12:15 my time which will be 11:15 for you, ok?  (I really try hard to not say "eh", lol)

    3. Madade


      It's  alright  eh!  12:30 pm nap time.  FYI others can reply on here.  It shows as email inbox on the new format.  That's where I'm getting them and my personal email notifies me.  

    4. Linnie


      Mark, I haven't noticed the email inbox; but I think it's probably the same place that I call a message inbox.  Semantics, eh? :2thumbs: