Stroke Survivor - female
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  • Birthday 10/25/1950

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  1. Thanks Scott -- so true!
  2. I don't think of us as victims. I prefer the term 'survivors'. :)
  3. Thank you so much, Ken!!
  4. I'd like some info on that, too. Can anyone enlighten us?
  5. I didn't know I was going to create such a stir in trying to give us some fun in our days. I've never been on a forum where you have a feed. Usually games are set in a separate topic folder. If someone wants to play, they go to that topic and play. If they don't, they don't go to view that topic.
  6. As for muscle spasms/spasticity, I like the way that book explains it -- that those muscles are trying to "get back online". Gives me hope that my body/brain IS trying to get back to normal, is healing.
  7. Great info! I read the 1st part and bookmarked it to read the rest later. I firmly believe the first part -- repetitive exercise a few times a day -- not just once! I've read the book "Stronger After Stroke, Second Edition: Your Roadmap to Recovery: 1 by Peter G. Levine. And it gave me a very positive attitude 'to get up and do them!' It explains neuroplasticity very well, too.
  8. Babies stroke in utero? Wow. Did not know that! So, I could have been a healthy, non-smoking person and still get one? I've got a few people to explain that to -- "what did you do to cause it?". -- A$$holes.
  9. Oh Tracy, I hope so, too, for your sake! HUGS!!
  10. Oh, I thought he meant KINDS of stroke, not AFFECTS. Sorry!
  11. I don't know if there is THAT many -- see this -- Or Google for more research????
  12. True, and if you are getting them anyway, you can tick Notifications (top right) to "don't send notifications". You'll have to do it on each games page.
  13. Linnie, you could move to western Newfoundland! Nearly the same.