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About dstraugh

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  • Birthday 03/31/1954

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  1. Happy Anniversary dstraugh!

  2. Happy Birthday dstraugh!

  3. Wow! It's been 10 years since I joined StrokeNet. I joined 5 months after my stroke. Thank you to all who have supported me and encouraged me in my journey. For that I will be eternally grateful. God Bless.

  4. Happy Anniversary dstraugh!

  5. Happy Birthday dstraugh!

  6. I am almost 9 years post stroke. I too was unable to return to work because of my deficits. My left arm and hand are still only good for paperweight status lol but I get by. If you want to return to school, maybe starting out with an on-line class would help you test the waters for what you can handle. Volunteering as well can help fill your days. When a massive stroke slammed into me, my daughter was 12. One day she said to me that she was glad I had my stroke as I was now home when she returned from school. I had been working in social services and was a total workaholic working
  7. Happy Birthday dstraugh!

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  9. Happy Anniversary dstraugh!

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  11. Hi Donna,

    I'd love to list my local event in New York City that features two speakers who will talk about the latest in physical therapy research at an area medical center. I'm confused by how to do this on the StrokeNet site. Can you help me?

  12. Hi there Nancy. I tried to send you a pm but was told your pm is disabled. If you go into your settings - unclick the disable pm and you should be good to go.

  13. Donna how do I write you a private message?

    New set up not use to. Hope all is well with you. Need to vent to some one who understands.Struggling big time with holidays coming up.Need your prayers

    during this time. Thank you in advance

  14. dstraugh

    Countdown to college

    Well.....Kristina has graduated from High School. The commencement ceremony was beautiful. I surprised myself and held myself together quite well. I kept busy by taking pictures and had to keep "calm" to do so lol. Her graduation party was the following weekend and was great. With the gift money she received, she bought herself a laptop. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! No more sharing the computer between us. College will begin on August 30th. Kristi will be attending Carlow University, here in Pittsburgh, for Nursing. My little girl will turn 18 on Aug. 15th. I think that's hitting me harder t
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    Where oh where has Donna been?

    Hi Strokenet Family. I'm so so sorry that I have not been around. Been spending lots of time on Facebook between Farmville and Bejeweled. I'm still receiving botox injections on my left side. Just received injections on Wednesday 6-16. As I'm having added tone in the palm of my hand that keeps my fingers from straightening, my Doc injected into the palm - talk about OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting out in my power chair when the weather permits. We've had a very rainy spring so I am limited as my access to the world must lead through my backyard. Wet grass and the tires on the