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Time to get back into blog mode

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 20 August 2016 - - - - - - · 59 views

I need a place to put my thoughts about the approaching clinical trial I am on track to take part in. I want a place where I can share the results, trials and tribulations. The thought of having a hole drilled into my head to implant stem cells is a little scary but the phase 1 studies were quite good. And then I consider, what if I end up in the control...

Holiday time and status update

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 23 August 2016 - - - - - - · 15 views

Hi all, just a quick status update before I go off on a months holiday. I'm not expecting to have internet for most of it, and where I do it'll be on the smart phone, so not easy to do, I don't expect to be checking in here.

I'm heading off on a 3 week cruise from Sydney to Perth - over the top. Then a week in Perth before I fly home. Jade will be st...

Lots of Needles, Machines and Therapy...

Posted by tmciriani in My Journey Within, 22 August 2016 - - - - - - · 16 views

Before I started therapy I ha a multitude of test. EEG, CT Angiogram, Echo-cardiogram with bubble study, Zio Patch for 2 weeks...I had so much blood drawn it was like 10 vials! I was freaking out because I was severely anemic and I thought to myself I don't have much blood to spare Lady. My Anitcardiolipin was checked, CBC, BMP serum or plasma, Factor V A...

had such beautiful & feel good weekend

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 22 August 2016 - - - - - - · 19 views

Recently we were invited our friends Indian classical dance performance. we have seen this little girl growing up right in front of our eyes. So hubby & I chose to went. The whole event was so well planned & feel great event. you feel happy inside seeing these young girls grown into such a thoughtful beautiful young girls, and how greatly their p...

Gloomy here, glorious in Rio.

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 21 August 2016 - - - - - - · 21 views

I spent all morning watching the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympics. I didn't watch the Olympics as much this time as I have in the past as I think like so many I got disillusioned by the scandals and the drug cheats. I always had such an admiration for those who won a medal, I sat up late watching those Olympic sports in which people made a huge effo...

oh boy

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 18 August 2016 - - - - - - · 47 views

There is never a moment with hanging out with me. I woke up one night I noticed a very delicious looking recipe for sliced cucumbers and I knew exactly what I had to do. While my son and I were watching the Olympics on television I decided it would be the best time to slice my cucumbers. I did not expect is that them to sliced so smoothly then again, that...

Rain, and more Rain

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 16 August 2016 - - - - - - · 28 views

Well folks you probably already know the rain is still falling in many states and places which looks like everywhere to me.... I have been glued to the TV watching the places that are flooded and the number of people where their homes are under water, it is so sad to see but I realize God is in charge so I pray for folks everywhere every day and night.......

3000 Mile Trip

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 14 August 2016 - - - - - - · 72 views

3000 Mile Trip We are back from our trip to Colorado to bury our son, Dan and on to N. Dakota to my 50th class reunion and to bury Mom. What a trip!!!

Gary didn't sleep much the whole trip, so really busted our backs getting him in and out the vehicle or in to bed or a shower or on a toilet. Hotel grab bars for the most part were in all the wrong places for him so we h...

Thankful for Another Blessing

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 11 August 2016 - - - - - - · 43 views

the day after the wedding we had a number of family members over to our house the day after the wedding we had a number of family members over to our house many of the nice Cinepolis grew up at on the lake with us so now it's time for beer kids to experience life on the way with huge waves and the kids just squealing with the light I had to sit back and t...


Posted by Pearls in When your soul dies, 06 August 2016 - - - - - - · 100 views

My son says I'm too old, too fat and too disabled. I am trying so hard to pull myself out of this stroke suvivor rut. I need support.

Second time around

Posted by Strokewife in Strokewife's Blog, 05 August 2016 - - - - - - · 125 views

The silence of the night surrounds me. While it should be peaceful everything with in it is screaming out in more of a painful cry. Even still I am somber. Tears do not seem to form or fall from my face. I sit and watch my husband take each breath. The room is dark with the exception of the neon glowing lights of the heart monitor. I watch him as his...

I wore it out!!

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 05 August 2016 - - - - - - · 45 views

I got a Bowflex exercise machine about six months before my stroke. For six months it made a nice clothes rack and one more thing to dust. Then my stroke in Dec 2006. As soon as I got home from the hospital and was able I started to use it. Just a little at first, then as I was able I used it more.

Now the good news. The roller seat no longer worked beca...

There’s a raccoon in a trap!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 22 July 2016 - - - - - - · 60 views

On Monday my sister discovered in the corner of our backyard, against the fence, an animal trap with a baby raccoon inside. Yikes! We had no idea where the trap came from. Marge called the town hall who said to call the police. The police sent out an officer. He was able to turn over the trap to see a phone number on the bottom. He asked his dispatcher to...

my very proudest moment my grandson graduating

Posted by lharrison in AmbassadorLenny's Blog, 21 July 2016 - - - - - - · 65 views
july, 21st

well as you know from my galleries that I posted on stroke net on my family I have a grandson Christian , the absolute love of my life, well on Wednesday my grandson Christian is graduating from elementary and will be carrying on to high school, WOW!!!!! can you believe it?

I Can Read!

Posted by CarolR in Carol's Blog, 12 July 2016 - - - - - - · 119 views

I Can Read!

Reading has always been a huge part of my life. I read for relaxation, entertainment, knowledge or escape. Books have taken me to faraway places or distant times or just explored ideas I would not have otherwise considered. I was the kid under the covers with a book and a flashlight. School reading lists weren’t used just to choose a book f...

My Favorite Theme

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 10 July 2016 - - - - - - · 85 views

I just changed my theme to Summer. I love this cheery background that makes me feell all summery. I had another theme up and then I didn't even have one just used the plain. But the background inspires and encourages me. I am so glad we have these to choose from. Ilike this on so much.
Do you have a favorite?

4th of July

Posted by ruthwilliam in ruthwilliam's Blog, 04 July 2016 - - - - - - · 99 views

Today is the 4th of July. I was going to take William to the pool. But, I am having second thoughts about that. It is very early in the morning 5AM. Yes, I am still waking up early. William has been acting up at the pool. I don't think that I want to put up with that today. I have explained to him that I do water therapy for him for his benefit and...

Pizza day.....

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 28 June 2016 - - - - - - · 635 views

It's the second to last day of my pain course.....and the class is making and cooking pizzas. What this has to do with my pain confounds me. But I am making one, anyway. Instead of a tomato base, as everyone else is making, I have decided on olive oil and garlic...just to be different.

As the pizzas bake in the ovens, the OT is questioning us in our p...

What's Next

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 24 June 2016 - - - - - - · 91 views

The month of June has been a blur for me. Tomorrow will make two weeks since my brother's funeral. I am still in disbelief he is gone. Today I could have used some of his humor. Better yet to be with me and give me some comfort. When my brother was alive I would often think about how life would be if he could have texted me, called or better yet if he...

A personalized approach to rehabilitation

Posted by kukzee in kukzee's Blog, 19 June 2016 - - - - - - · 114 views

A suggestion to a personalized approach to rehabilitation.
i had a stroke in 2008, in the beginning you didn't know when and where to start your rehabilitation. After a month in intensive rehab I was discharged and transferred to an outpatient setting. The outpatient setting unfortunately didn't maintain the pace obtained during the inpatient setting. I w...

8 months in

Posted by stockflyer in Stockflyer's Blog of Success, 15 June 2016 - - - - - - · 112 views


I've been reading others blogs and really get a lot of enjoyment from them. I figure they are really helpful so thought I would try my own. Read if you want.

I'm now about 8 months post stroke. Many things are looking up, but there are still a bunch of issues.

I am lucky compared to some in that I didnt' get any paralysis. I am very weak though...

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