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No one knows what my daily life is like

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 25 October 2014 - - - - - - · 6 views

I can't believe how fast the summer went and it is cold again already. I feel like I missed the whole thing because I did with the pain and just all of this stuff dealing with. And I am tired of it and I can see how others are. The cheering squad is not as enthusiastic and all of us are in the unspoken bubble of don't say it yet but what if this is it and...

Buttwiping 101 and Other Lessons

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 23 October 2014 - - - - - - · 54 views

I thought all caregivers knew and understood the importance of keeping the skin clean and free of sores, scrapes, scratches, etc., but apparently it's not as important to some as to others. I have had to repeatedly remind the caregiver to make sure Gary gets wiped clean after having a BM on her shift. There is nothing worse than putting him to bed at...

The Fear Of Falling

Posted by ajcee in ajcee's Blog, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 53 views

Greater than Erica Jong's “The Fear of Flying,” should be the “Fear of Falling,” which should concern every stroke survivor on blood thinner medication. Many individuals have met with fatal results from a fall that would have been shucked-off by someone not on the medication. This is especially true of the elderly.

The slightest bump will precipitate a h...

a renovated life

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 59 views

a renovated life I have been renovating my life. I have been building new bridges between me and some of the people that were sidelined by Ray's long illness and his subsequent death. It is not an easy process. A lot of people thought I should have paid him less attention and gone on with my life. One of those people is my older son. I am sure the rocky relationship we ha...


Posted by lmctrouble in Lynda's thoughts, 20 October 2014 - - - - - - · 34 views

I had an appointment with the neuropsychologist today and he gave me the all clear to go back to work part time!! He said not to be surprised if I get more tired than usual (which I expected) and to take my time working back up to full time.

random thoughts about life and suffering in general

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 20 October 2014 - - - - - - · 37 views

I heard Elisabeth gilbert author of eat,pray & love talk with oprah on her super soul sunday, and something she said about suffering was so right on target. She was saying in life we all go through troubles in life & if we don't learn lesson from it then its just waste of pain. I so agree with it. her idea was any time something unpleasant happeni...

Hello, did a good deed ti weekend

Posted by englishlady in englishlady's Blog, 19 October 2014 - - - - - - · 40 views

Hello every one, have not been on stroke net like I do every day , got a bug on my computer. Do people not have better things to do? So I am using my grandkids one, funny how they want to use it when I get on!

So Saturday I got up very early, got husband out of bed I don't drive and went to help with an Alzheimer's walk. It felt so good for me...

day75 10.16.2014 and she counted from 1 to 10 outloud!

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 16 October 2014 - - - - - - · 58 views

Hello all, 10:54pm on a warm october night, 16th of october to be exact.

And she talked, we could say technically that my grandma had spoken today, I've heard her voice, just like old times...it was totally an amazing time in my life that I will never forget, exactly 75 days after her stroke, she did count from 1 to 10..not so properly but she did it...i...

I sure have missed blogging!

Posted by Tinamomof2 in Tinamomof2's Blog, 15 October 2014 - - - - - - · 50 views

It was 2 weeks ago today, I buried my Mother at the age of 72. I am so happy for her and so sad for me. The last year of mom's life she was mostly sick or just too tired to do anything. I am glad she is out of pain and in Heaven, but I really miss her so much. Still in shock I had a stroke last year at the age of 46 and a year later I lose my mom. I thou...

My Knee is Healing Slowly Supposed to Get Therapy for Walking This Week

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 15 October 2014 - - - - - - · 52 views

I hope they hurry and show up so I can start learning how to walk again but so far no one has shown up. I still got the lady from another service to help me with dressing so I need now the walking therapy!!

Half Lap Cat!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 15 October 2014 - - - - - - · 56 views

It’s fall. The Halloween decorations are showing up in my neighborhood. When I take to the streets for a walk at 6:30am it is still dark outside. I leave on the porch light. As I walk around the neighborhood at first I am setting off motion detectors. By the time I get home (45 mins later) it is light. I am enjoying the change in light! This morning it wa...

Mom Back in Hospital

Posted by johnk6749 in johnk6749's Blog, 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 67 views

Mom had an appointment with her PCP this afternoon. I have been concerned for some time about her low heart rate. Her previous PCP didn't seem concerned about it. The heart rate always tested low since before her stroke. I am talking about anywhere between 32 to 48. At her appointment today I brought up the heart rate numbers that I documented along with...

Not so positive...

Posted by JeriB in Dad's Journey (JeriB), 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 65 views

It's been an odd few weeks since the last entry. I've been keeping a log and sharing with my sister so she's kept in the loop as well.

10-7-14 - After work: While walking the lake, Dad asked about how hanging works. I asked how that idea came up and commented about Nuremberg. I asked if there was trivia question at day center that started that, he...

Never give up

Posted by Pearls in When your soul dies, 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 63 views

Many ups and downs but i always go to therapy and i always give it my all and something extra. Sometimes i give up on full recovery but never on improving where i am today. The difference between try and triumph is the umph. If i don't recover it will not be for lack of trying it will be because that's all there is. I'm not happy with that but that's...

Marathon Sunday

Posted by DaveO in DaveO's Blog, 11 October 2014 - - - - - - · 46 views

This was THE day. October 5th. Marathon Sunday. The Twin Cities Marathon. The most beautiful urban marathon. I trained all summer for this day. I knew I would finish the marathon. I wasn’t prepared for how hard the start would be. I stood waiting with thousands of other runners in Corral 1. The announcer asked for a show of hands if this was your first ma...

I am trying new things!

Posted by Grannyjudymac72 in Grannyjudymac72's Blog, 03 October 2014 - - - - - - · 91 views

It's been a while since I have blogged, and not because I haven't wanted to, but mostly because I have been too tired. I think the past three months finally caught up with me this past couple of weeks. I am usually not tired more than maybe a day here or a day there, but this past week I have been exhausted more than usual. I believe it's a combination...

Fatigue- living at a new pace

Posted by Englishrose in Englishrose's Blog, 03 October 2014 - - - - - - · 76 views

Thankfully I stay awake all day-but not much makes me tired these days.

I was at church last week and felt God saying to me that I'd "changed gear"

As a driver those words helped me understand-to navigate through life right now I must move in a different, and slower gear. It takes more "fuel" and I should bear that in mind too, but I need this gear beca...


Posted by tross15 in tross15's Blog, 28 September 2014 - - - - - - · 68 views

Hello my name is Tammy I'm 42 yrs old I have some left side weakness suffered a right ischemic stroke 2yrs ago I have a small amt of weakness on my right side I had to relearn to walk and I have left side periphial vision loss


Posted by Brijay14 in Brijay14's Blog, 27 September 2014 - - - - - - · 101 views

So I am a newbie to this site and to blogging in general. I want to take the time to introduce myself. I am probably one of the youngest ones on this site. I am 23 years old and a Stroke survivor. My story is unlike anyone else's I have ever heard of or that anyone that I know of has ever heard of. I survived a stroke at birth. Yes, you read that right,...

Nowhere Else to Vent!!!!

Posted by catbeleu in catbeleu's Blog, 26 September 2014 - - - - - - · 106 views

I know I haven't been on in a while but life has just been one big rollercoaster for me lately. I don't mean that it has been so active that I haven't had time blog it's just that my emotional state has been such that I am going insane I think! Mike is on a new therapy quest to fix his hand and it seems to be doing some good, but as all things stroke it i...

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