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  • Birthday 07/30/1957

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  1. HopeE

    I get confused about which thing I am sending to other people. I started by sending only a few times. each day or week. That makes me able to look at each one individual post. I still get confused about how the others put so many on the site. I know that I have missed a few. 

    Keep trying to find people that may have similar questions or ideas.




    1. SueC


      Hi Hope!

      I am sorry to take so long to reply, I was away on vacation.I am not too sure if you mean the forum, or chat.  Please ask Kelli or Asha, as they are both better with computers. I hope to see you on chat sometime!


    2. HopeE


      Thank you. I hope you had a nice vacation. I am not sure which is for forum, or chat. I have tried to do some other chats, but there are a lot of different posts. I have been talking too much some times.


      I would rather listen to a few people in a small group than large groups. 


  2. Ah yes, an exciting day full of teachable moments... I have a pretty bad ant problem under the paving stones. I went onto a gardening website and asked about the best way to get rid of them that is both earth friendly and not dangerous for Daisy. Daisy is a Golden Retriever who gets into anything and everything, even at 10 years of age. I got a reply - use diametaceous earth. I have a photographic memory, and thank goodness, I didn't lose that post stroke. I could picture the container, and exactly which cupboard it is in. It's been in the basement and moved around for about 20 years, and that's no exaggeration. I can't remember the last time I used it. So, thinking it would be a great idea to start by trying it on the front path, where Daisy can't go, I set off to start torturing those hard working ants. First squeeze of the bottle, and the plastic container cracked, spilling about 32 ounces of white powder all over the walkway, my bare feet, my sandals, and thanks to a well timed gust of wind, all over my clothes. Lesson learned - what NOT to do: Wear good jeans, bare feet and sandals. Don't check for breezes when using a powdery substance. Be sure to use a really old plastic bottle, which will immediately crack open. Decide to sweep bits of it all over the sidewalk - which now looks like some kids went crazy with white chalk. DO: Strip down immediately, hose down shoes and feet before coming into the house. Wash all clothing in the washer. Forget that the washer is on and have a shower, as there is nothing like those nice moments of no pressure while there is soap in your eyes. Be sure to hurry, so that when you are getting the soap out of your eyes, you miss your eyes and your fingernail goes up your nose and thanks to the blood thinners, a robust nosebleed commences. Change into pyjamas at 6:25 pm and call it a day. Now all I need to do is buy some more on Amazon, along with a proper dispenser, and find a YouTube video on proper application Lesson learned. Geez Louise!
  3. SueC

    What a stunning collection!
  4. Just wonder how your doing ?  Thought I'd write.


  5. SueC

    Oh no! Sending prayers for the little man. Please keep us informed.
  6. SueC

    Hi all! Things are going really well for both of us. I am attending rehab, and my husband is going for group therapy. We are both feeling a lot more positive about things. I am now on beta blockers, and am happy to report that I feel better. My heart was beating too quickly and after ruling out everything else, this is probably what caused my stroke. Now when I do silly things, my husband just shrugs his shoulders and smiles. I am still working at not getting frustrated when I do silly things or get forgetful. We are getting there!
  7. Oh Tracy, I wish I could give you a big hug. I agree with both of the comments. I would be hurt, upset and angry too. Keep in mind all of you are grieving and nobody is thinking clearly. Your sister may well see that when she moves, that she doesn't need some of the things she is keeping. I don't know what your relationship is with your sister. Perhaps when she starts packing to move, you may be able to ask her if she is giving anything away, would she give you a call to see if there is anything that you could use before she gives it away. You certainly have a lot on your plate, and it's amazing to me that you are coping as well as you are. Be proud of that! And quitting smoking on top of all the stress- well, that's a HUGE accomplishment!!! Don't feel bad about how you feel, there is no shame in having feelings. Don't be mad at yourself. You have suffered a loss, and it seems there isn't a lot of recognition of that, as your entire family is grieving. Keep venting, we are all here for you.
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  9. SueC

    We have seen the neurologist since my post and he will be setting us up with a support group for survivors and caregivers. I am grateful to live in Vancouver and the stroke clinic is literally 20 minutes down the street! My husband is willing to do whatever he can and we have decided to see the humour in the many silly things I do now. Thanks so much Paul, I appreciate your reply!
  10. Oh you are expected to do way too much. No wonder you are feeling the way you do! I am sorry that you are under so much stress- that's really not good. I hope things settle down a bit for you soon. Your plate is just too full. Know that we are all here to support you and listen. Hopefully venting helps a bit. It's hard to say no and stand up for ourselves, especially when those who ask are in need themselves. Sending you hugs. SueC
  11. SueC

    Thanks everyone! We are going to our doctor on Friday, and I will discuss it with him when we are both there. I can't tell you how invaluable your advice and support is! Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada, and I am very thankful to have all of you. Sue
  12. SueC

    Great idea! Thanks Asha 🙂
  13. SueC

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write. I agree thst he needs more support and will definitely tslk to our Dr about it next week when we see him.