Le Hermite

Stroke Survivor - male
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About Le Hermite

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  • Birthday 01/18/1950

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    Life....Gemstones, and by default, jewelry....Not the big four....Tough to do since stroke...Natural Essences...Aromatherapy and Natural Perfumery....Also tough to do.....Ancient Coins, such as are affordable.... Science Fiction...favorite authors Jack Vance, C.J. Cherryh....
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  • First Name
    Gary
  • State
    WI
  • Country
    United States
  1. Happy Anniversary Le Hermite!

  2. Happy Anniversary Le Hermite!

  3. Happy Birthday Le Hermite!

  4. Happy Birthday Le Hermite!

  5. Happy Anniversary Le Hermite!

  6. Hi Justice..... I work closely with my GP Doc....We have a back and fourth info flow...And he's known me for a long time.... As savingthebrain pointed out, there are different types of Docs you see.... The specialists use the info from my GP Doc.... So....maybe a multi approach works better... Care...
  7. Happy Birthday Gary! Hope you had a good day!

  8. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

    Many, many more.

    Rachel/CallMeRachel

  9. Happy Birthday Le Hermite!

  10. Happy Birthday alsong with a bunch of Birthday hugs Love Karen

  11. Hi Dan..... Though I'm an older sort, having a Stroke can be the death knell of many a relationship.... I had a long term relationship, which was already on the down side, crash into the rocks, with my Stroke.... I was 57 and Single, and had had an up an down relationship with a wonderful person over the decades...It seemed to be one of those fluke things...Either I was married when she wasn't, or she was married when I wasn't... At Stroke time, we were both single, but the stroke put the shutters on permanently...The benefits, are history...<G>....! We are still buddies, though...It was hard to adapt to the change in closeness, but she's worth it... I saw a figure once....85% of existing relationships get messed up by Stroke...At first I doubted it....I do no longer... The bright side is, many new relationships start due to Stroke... Care....
  12. Gary missed you in chat today so sending you a hug. Life is requiring to make tons of lemonade lately...... miss you my friend Karen

  13. Hi Julie..... At my renewal, I could have fudged the question because of a date time, similar to your situation....WI also qualifies as to affects you have in the same question...So...my stroke had happened more than a year ago, but I still had affects that could effect driving... I told my Doc about it, and he explained by falsifying the question, in terms of my affects, I might have my insurance company leak out on me, should an accident happen..... He filled out the required report and the Doc recommended restriction to daylight hours, no freeways, and a 20 mile radius from my home... The WI DMV pulled my license anyway... Care....
  14. Hi Kaitlyn..... I also, anti depressants since day one of stroke.... I think it's almost SOP these days when one has a Stroke of severity...The Survivor is going to be facing major changes and challenges to their life/living...Way of life, relationships, rehabilitation itself... The apparent futility coping with these can often lead to depression....I saw it happen to someone in acute rehab...It was one of the scariest things I've ever seen... Several folks above gave very good advice about the time it takes for them to work, and if you are suddenly cut off...Those are important things to keep in mind... BTW...mine is generic Celexa, otherwise known as Citalopram, 20mg.....I started out on Lexapro, did my homework to find a generic equivalent...Turned out Lexapro is a minorly modified Citalopram, which for me is just as effective... Care...
  15. Hiya Jade.... Each little thing you beat, or get better at, is an accomplishment... Example....I made a goal of mastering zippers...No tool, that time, just a "Dammit....I'm going to do this thing"....I got out of in-hosp rehab in the middle of Winter, and having some one zip up my coat got old, really fast...In the beginning, it sometimes took what seemed like hours....But I kept at it.... Buttons too....I mean buttoning them...I figured this kind of stuff is therapy for me, re: fine motor control... Congrats on the shower time...keep at it....I have to work on that one....<G>.... It's a long journey.....I remember having to take a break, after getting dressed in the morning....I was so dang clumsy, that getting on socks, pants and then the AFO and shoes and shirt, I was exhausted....Everything I did, was two, maybe three times as much effort as before... But....you keep at it... I use day one, after my stroke, as the starting point or frame of reference...That sets my perspective... Care...