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  • Birthday 07/30/1957

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  1. SueC

    The neurologist gave me a referral to the rehab centre. And I am happy to report that I am now on the waitlist. I will start at the beginning again, being assessed and then working with therapists to get me back out there!
  2. SueC

    They are absolutely beautiful! And how nice to be able to contribute. I am a card maker too, and I can see the time and effort put into these!
  3. SueC

    Kelli, thanks for posting this! I suffer from SAD and have for decades. I purchased a mood light, and ensure that I have it on every day once the darker days hit. It has made a world of difference for me and has made autumn and winter manageable. I am happy to say that my health plan covered the cost of it, which was a big help too!
  4. SueC

    Here I am! SueC from Vancouver Canada. I am on the live stroke survivor chat most days. As I am quite antisocial, Covid has not affected me as much as others. My husband does all the shopping, safer not to have both of us out there in the shops! Thank you GreenQueen for checking on everyone. And thank you for all your thoughtful comments. I don't think I would be anywhere near where I am in healing, had it not been for this group!
  5. Mark, that really sounds like it was a lot of fun! I would have loved to do something like that. And the singalong and dancing, well, I would have had them in stitches with cotton in their ears. You did a really good job writing this and I could visualize all the activities. I hope they take you up on your suggestion, it sounds like it would be fun and uplifting!
  6. Mark, not to worry, what you write is making perfect sense. You have inspired me to get my heiney in gear and start setting a walking goal for myself. I have a dog, and if I used a treadmill, the dog wouldn't get her full walk, so I will increase the steps for us both! My goal was 8000 steps a day, and I barely make 5000, so I will start recording my steps each day, to hold myself accountable. Maybe some of that Covid weight will come off too! As you said, this stroke recovery is never boring, and I have also learned a lot from this site.
  7. SueC

    What a beautiful bounty from the garden! And it's so great to hear how much your hard work is paying off Kev! Keep at it, you are an inspiration to all of us.
  8. SueC

    Yes, a big shout out to Asha! You have always been there for me Asha, and have made it possible for me to not only accept that this is my new reality, you have helped me to thrive. I don't know what I would have done without all of you on this board, especially Asha. Thank you so much for being there for all of us.
  9. SueC

    Yes please! I would love to see Carrah's work!! I have never used gouache myself.
  10. SueC

    Oh Tracy, you brought tears to my eyes. I am blessed to have met you. And all of you on this site, what a gift! As far as art goes, for me, it's the fun of putting colour to paper, and to see what happens. If the result isn't what I wanted, no worries, I have learned something. Gotta keep those little cells busy!!!
  11. SueC

    I am happy to report that my neurologist replied at 7:10am!!! He wants to see me in person for an assessment, and said he will likely be able to clear me to drive. So, there will hopefully be another update on September 9th.
  12. SueC

    Sending big hugs. One can only handle so much disappointment.
  13. SueC

    A big step forward!

    Today is a big day. On the 29th of this month, it has been 2 years since my stroke, and today I emailed my neurologist to ask permission to start driving again. I am ready. Not for freeways, or highways, and that's okay. Just to be able to do little errands. It's a big step for me. I have a professional instructor all lined up to assure me that I am still a safe driver. Onwards and upwards in my reclaiming my life!
  14. SueC

    Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and breathe. See? You are still breathing, you are still alive. You will find the earring when you are not looking for it. Suddenly, you will look down, and say "Ah! There it is!". We all have days where it seems that nothing goes right. Where we think and say something we wish we didn't. The best thing to do is to apologize to the person we hurt, and realize that we really are just human. Frustration leads to upset, I think that's pretty normal. Trust that your faith will carry you, not punish you. It has so far!
  15. SueC

    Tracy my friend, you are very talented!