Stroke Survivor - female
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  • Birthday 12/27/1955

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    Patty, I still can't get over how all of our strokes are different AND similar. I am 2years and 5 months past stroking and I still have to answer my body's call for rest. It is not as bad as in the beginning...That was UNBELIEVABLE. But, I still retreat to bed after something like washing the dinner dishes. It is definitely better now, but my brain is still in charge of what I do. Keep listening to yours and good luck. Greta
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    I lost Greta and what made me me. Greta
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    Thank you Kim and Donns. Yes I am harder on myself it is the only way I can get through this. My 8yr grandson said, when asked about my speech,that I sound the same to him. I know some children are uncomfortable with older people and health issus, But this little boy can still be counted on for a hug and squeeze for his Nana. There are so many reasons I can find for being paranoid, but I try not to fall into that trap-the economy IS bad right now. My impairments are small to others but they are there. Volunteering is a great idea-since I can't drive I will have to look for something loc
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    Let me get back to you on that

    Making follow-up phone calls to the 10 resumes sent out this morning by email was difficult. My voice does not sound like I remember. I had a sweet, clear voice. Midway through most phone calls I realize I am slurring and sound slightly drunk. No wonder no one ever calls back when they say they will, but I keep trying. Interviews are tortuous also, I start to get self-conscious and controlling my voice gets hard. After not being able to swallow liquids for so long and the choking all the time though, I am happy to have a voice period. Hopefully over time I will grow back into my voice. I wa
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    May 10, 2007

    I dont know if anyone else obsesses about dates and times like I do, but I am fixated on the first anniversary of my stroke-not Mothers Day or anything else that falls around that date. I wish I could erase that date and make it as if this never happened. Today is a particularly bad day... the "other" greta would be working now, rushing around and complaining about the kids(adults now), the pets(3 dogs and a cat)the house-cooking, cleaning, paying the bills, yelling at my hubby..you know -the usual. But this greta, the now greta is obsessed about finding the differences in my face. The droop t