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About cdewald

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  • Birthday 11/02/1955

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  1. Happy Anniversary cdewald!

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  7. cdewald

    Hi Ya Guinea Pigs: I have compared your first post with the one above. I have seen a remarkable difference in a serious attempt to understand. Your listing items that were a concern to you was a fabulous idea. I hope you make your way back among us and discuss things that pass your way. You shall always have many answers from all of us. Many deal with things on a different plain so you can shuffle through them and see which one fits you best. We all are different in this world. I am very different. Cute little pig a roo's. The names fit the pictures for sure. Thanks for sharing a part of your life. I now have one cattle dog, one border collie, one mainecoon and one tabby. Plus I have trained 2 squirrels on my porch and am attempting one chipmunk. The chipmunk is the scariest. Hahahha Reminds me of someone in strokenet. Please come back, we don't bite and if we do...we have had rabies shots...
  8. cdewald

    First I love your name..... Angry? Oh yeah it can take place and a lot of resentment. I am happy that people still talk to you about the situation. I imagine it is awkward for them and they don't know how to approach any family member who has a stroke. I , at least, sold myself that as I lost many a friend I thought I had. The true firends had an open conversation with me and it was hard saying...this sucks..... Your mom is courageous as a caregiver and is one of the most hardest jobs. What is hardest for a spouse that I have seen is family members telling them...That is not my mom or that is not my dad.....I have seen that happen. You are a brave person to face this situation and just by getting something out there to strokenet is part of the healing process. Who else knows but survivors caregivers and family...... Now off the subject, I would like to know the guinea pigs names. Just courious....Ok will trade, my last pigs name was "squeeky".....Now...Stop laughing Fred
  9. Hi Pal.... Its a man thing....It is hard to grasp anything is happening and I had the "Mighty Quinn" attitude. I drove home in my company car after having stroke#1, stroke#2 happened 10 minutes later. I grew up depending on no one but me. It could be just his background and "strong head"...... I agree it should not have been done at all and I agree that I was stupid and put others at risk. But you love him anyway I bet.....
  10. Now that you've got a semi clean bill of health from the doc, perhaps we'll see more of you on site - hint, hint. LOL Hope recovery continues in the right direction

  11. cdewald

    Strokes took from me the ability to eat "cheese fries" with bacon and scallion bits. Don't forget the ranch dressing. Fried chicken with skin. Twizzlers. Uhhhhh, more cheese fries......Margueritas.......Nacho's and cheese and all the other dripping grease stuff. 60-80 hour work weeks. Yelling and time lines from superiors. What I gained !!!!! A new outlook on living....There is a life after working.....Birds have colors...Grass is greener and is fabulous to watch grow. My new true friends I have gained in strokenet that will never desert me.... A sense of life assisting others with brain injuries......Daily uses to figure out where to put my stroke arm and leg.....Try and understand how my leg does this goofy limp. Walking and greeting other stroke survivors just by knowing they walk like you. There is so much I gained, but you have to get out or to a window. Did I mention cheese fries?
  12. cdewald

    Allan ol' downunder pal.... Look at all the warm responses to your post. You indeed are a very lucky man and well respected.....One can only do what they can. I just underwent some nasty emergency surgery and feel for you. My Aunt Matilda could whoop me if I had an Aunt Matilda. OK, Donna and Kim could whoop me !!!!! Now that is tragic. Your a great soul Allan......Keep the "attitude" and fight......
  13. Hey Wizard....Lets look at the wondeful lyrics !!!! I kept the right ones out And let the wrong ones in Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins There were times in my life When I was goin' insane Tryin' to walk through The pain When I lost my grip And I hit the floor Yeah,I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door I was so sick and tired Of livin' a lie I was wishin that I Would die [Chorus:] It's Amazing With the blink of an eye you finally see the light It's Amazing When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright It's Amazing And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight That one last shot's a Permanent Vacation And how high can you fly with broken wings? Life's a journey not a destination And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings You have to learn to crawl Before you learn to walk But I just couldn't listen to all that righteous talk, oh yeah I was out on the street, Just tryin' to survive Scratchin' to stay
  14. Just to be different... I am offfering this to make y'all smile.......Throw stones at little kids, its harder with a stroke hand and boy are they quick.....Besides it is exercise by bending over to get a rock, using the stroke hand and seems you have to set your sight/lead about 3 feet in front of them to get a good strike.... Throwing darts with your stroke hand...Whoops, sorry kitty..... To all and in every on of us somewhere there is a clown. They are there to makes us smile and see the world in a different vision. I enjoy making light of my bi-lateral brain stemmers. I mean, what else should I do, be mean and rotten to the world? Nahhhhh, Let me give hope and laughter is what I do... I found this on you tube Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. This was the last video taken of them. Stan had just had his stroke, yes he had a stroke, and the weight lost by Oliver Hardy was phenominal.....Yet Stan is still the funny man.....Half way through the film is a shot of him walking to a table.....You can see the stroke "limp".....God Bless the Clowns !!
  15. Hi there: I could watch TV fine as my neuro optician suggests it was "one" dimensional...No depth perception needed no batteries included. I see you have issues reading, but you also may want to have someone read this article. This is what I was diagnosed with. To each their own...... http://www.neuroskills.com/tbi/vision1.shtml