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About whotheheckamInow

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  • Birthday 06/16/1970

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  1. Hi Darin, Nice to e-meet you. I'm Sandra and I had my stroke last December at the age of 46 (turned 47 in June). I'm tired all the time too, concentration and short term memory are impaired and speech isn't great when I am tired. I'm glad you found this group. I'm a newbie here myself and have found everyone here so helpful.
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  3. I had a gastric bypass 5 years ago. Didn't lose a lot initially for various reasons (PM me if you want to know more) but have currently lost 220 pounds with 55 left to lose. I'll get there when I get there even though I get crap from the doctors here for still being fat. I was originally a size 34 US and can now fit into a size 12/14 top and size 16 bottoms. My mind hasn't caught up with my weight loss. It's a strange process.
  4. I have all medical people or people involved in social services phone my husband because he is better at communicating than I am. He deals with the practical stuff that I can't handle. Sometimes the doctors or social services send us letters instead. I have an easier time with that because I can read it as many times as I need to. I e-mail because I can take my time formulating responses, save drafts and go back to it when I have the energy and then send off the mail. If I have to have a conversation I prefer either FaceTime or face to face because when I see the person's facial expressions and read their lips I find it easier to stay focused (I still have problems maintaining focus this way too). I used to love talking on the phone for hours before my stroke but I'm just not that person anymore. Those who are a part of my life accept that if they want contact they have to do it in a way that suits me. Sometimes if my phone rings I just don't even bother picking it up. It's a stress factor I just don't need to add to my everyday life.
  5. Welcome to StrokeNet. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  6. My trip to Malta

    Went to this amazing place called Tarxien Temples in Malta and then on to a place called Hypogeum. I can't remember the exact dates for when it was built but here's what Wikipedia says "The Tarxien Temples are an archaeological complex in Tarxien, Malta. They date to approximately 3150 BC. The site was accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 along with the other Megalithic temples on the island of Malta." Anyway, this is me. It was an amazing experience and I'm so thankful I have photos to remember the day.