Stroke Survivor - male
  • Content Count

  • Joined

About Willis

  • Rank
    Associate Mentor
  • Birthday 05/06/1950

Contact Methods

  • Stroke Network Email

Shared Information

  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
  • How did you find us?
    Google Search

Registration Information

  • First Name
  • State

Recent Profile Visitors

2,391 profile views
  1. Willis

    Well right not a prescribed cure per se but that is really nice that you don't have to deal with that along with our daily challenges. Years ago a friend of mine had them and it was tough for her not knowing when the next was coming. She had the seems to be more common light sensibility migraines.
  2. Willis

    Wouldn't a little healing be wonderful heathber? So hard to say though. We have those days when we can't believe how good we are doing and then bam the tank is totally empty an hour later. Kelli the smoke smell would bother me. It has been years since I quit. The best is when we do go out to eat we don't ever smell it. Early on when I 1st came home my sister in law was sitting me while April was at work. Her husband burned a bagel in the toaster because she said he likes them that way. That was the worst ever. I thought I was going to be sick for sure.
  3. Willis

    That darn Leprechaun itch I call it. Mine jumps around on my face, left side. Ear, nostril, eye, ear again, neck, cheek. The arm, leg and torso at other or the same time. So I'm wondering as when you have a cast on the limb itches as the bone heals, it this a slight healing possibly.
  4. Willis

    Absolutely. When I being wheeled down the hall to get a brain scan about a half hour after I stroked I had the most delicious smell of a fresh peeled orange. When I was in ICU, rehab and then 1st came home about 5 weeks post stroke I could barely get my fill of oranges, There were other odors over time that have come and gone but that one stands out.
  5. Willis

    Please be safe Janelle. These recent weather extremes of the past few years are very frightening. Praying for the safety of you and your loved ones. Please let us know when you are safe from this. Sincerely Willis
  6. Willis

    Thank you swilkinson. Your experience is something that helps with these things. I know Ray was very lucky to have your care. April and I discuss pretty openly. I was telling her I had posted the PB&J story and we talked about all of that. Then we usually laugh because she tries so hard all the time. We both get I'm type B and she's an A and has a bit of an OCD issues. Not especially good combination when the B is stroked. Ha-ha It's her though and it's worked fo over 40 years and I know you understand.
  7. Willis

    Thank you Asha I have been very fortunate to be in close contact with myself and understand things about me mentally and physically. My path and treatment has been anything but normal or typical, my results have tremendous I would have to say compared to. That is the only gauge I have to go by. My wife has begun using aroma therapy in our room at night. Lavender has been her choice and it seems to have some Neuro and physical benefits I'm noticing in my left arm and leg while lying there at times. ONWARD!
  8. Willis


    I don't do this often and forgot where this stuff is to be added sometimes. Grrrr.... PB& Jelly daggers For our 4 hour car ride to my daughter’s, my wife (who does all the driving) makes PB&J sandwiches so we don’t have to stop and eat. Even bigger than that we are not big fans of restaurant food anymore anyway. April is the throw nothing away queen so the past several sandwiches I got were made with a jelly my daughter gave us because she didn’t like it. I don’t blame her but now it was being served to me. After complaining about the horrible taste a couple times she fi
  9. Willis

    This is so helpful for me and my body clock. I'm pretty useless until sometime after noon and usually even a little later no matter how good I sleep. I very rarely do my bike exercise before say 2pm and even as late 5 or 6pm some days. With the warm weather I can ride around on my mower soon cutting grass into the evening if I have to. I do like my riding mower because it has become my mode of transportation around the property and for visiting neighbors near me. Now fall back not as much fun but it does give us a chance to hibernate and I now embrace that.
  10. I was going to comment on you having the energy to even attend. Not ever easy for us,
  11. Thank you for your report Kelli. I honestly feel like I was there sharing. Most humans (myself included) can only dream they might have the strength inside of them that Steve did. I'm slightly inconvenienced with my left side remaining numb but to carry on the way he did with the more than slightly overwhelming challenges he had as a quadriplegic, I think I would fail miserably. Like everyone I don't know for sure what if anything is waiting for us after this but my belief there is something. Is it reincarnation?,the traditional image of afterlife? I like thinking and believing that when human
  12. Same with my daughter heathber. Healthy and active and then IBS. It took some work but a diet adjustment made all the difference.
  13. Thank you heathber! It was indeed a no-slip and I explained to April it wasn't a rug issue. Of course it's long gone. She said it was time to replace it anyway. Here is the deal , as I was saying I was in a hurry and at the same time carrying something in both hands. This farm house has a couple small step ups and one is into the bathroom. As I took a large step forward and slightly up (much bigger than I ever should have without a free hand). my heel keep sliding away on top of the rug. I was able to set a glass on the sink but nothing to grab there. I did seem to be able to slide down the wa
  14. For sure I knew you were joking. Green Queen know this about Willis: many cannot handle my refusal to take life serious so unless I run into another like me I'm usually left to my own silliness. Which is cool. Love your attitude my Aussie friend!
  15. Thanks Green Queen. Mom use to say "Pride before the fall." Bingo!