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About Madade
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  • Birthday 04/17/1963
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    Agriculture, The Brain, Buses, Science & History, Cooking Gardening.
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  1. Madade

    Thanks for the information Steve.
  2. Madade

    Still considering but going wait for the new platform to work.
  3. Madade

    I've struggled to stay with the family. I find the chatter is so exhausting. I nap and rest up for the big day. This year we hosted. 83 between brunch & dinner. I stayed up and present for both get togethers, so that's an improvement for me. Plus is feasting on left overs. No prep, baking, cooking or any of that meal preparation stuff just have to hunt for it in the fridge. Nice also to not travel. I could hide in my bed if I wanted this year. I visited though. Napped in between but stayed with it. 4 years, but its a little improvement.
  4. Madade

    Festive need a twig of green .
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Thanks for posting the photos Mark!

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

  10. 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.
  11. Madade

    Been there done that to. Still have bout if I meet or converse with another survivor.
  12. 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.
  13. Madade

    Sent you a personal message