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Do You See Me?

Posted by tmciriani in My Journey Within, 18 February 2017 - - - - - - · 96 views

Here's a poem I wrote yesterday....sorry if it it long. 
Do You See Me?  
Do you see me. Look here...right here. I look to your eyes searching for an answer. You look at me, or is it through me. I feel like a ghost, unseen yet in your path. Then, it happens...you walk past me or is it through me. Either way, I am but a shadow of who I used to be...

Well It Is About Time We go to the Casino Again

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 18 February 2017 - - - - - - · 12 views

As I sit here at home now and my wife has finished all her hospitalization and surgeries I feel it's time to go to the casino again..... It may have to be on the week ends since she is trying to also return to work at the bank while she is feeling much better..... She needs to be moving around and walking some to get her strength back...... We shall see w...

Be My Valentine

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 17 February 2017 - - - - - - · 67 views

My friend here is a blind man named Ramon. His English is better than my Spanish but he says my voice is music to his ears and says he hears me in his dreams. He asked me to be his girlfriend. I said no one has asked me that for years. I said I am old ill and ugly. He said he was told I am looking young and pretty so We are beauty and the beast. In real...

Surfing today!!! :)

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 11 February 2017 - - - - - - · 174 views

So today was a surfing day. The one last month got called off because a whale carcass had washed up on a beach a bit close to where the event was scheduled, and the authoraties were being nutty about possible sharks. OK so the risk of a larger shark being in the area was increased but REALLY it had gone from minimal to minimal + a tiny bit. However the...

things I m grateful for on my 13th stroke anniversary & valentine date combo

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 08 February 2017 - - - - - - · 46 views

Today marks my 13th years as a stroke survivor & like for past 5 years we are celebrating as our valentine date. I am going to follow Tracy's suit & do my things I am grateful for. 1. I am grateful I can walk, talk & take care of my family single handedly. (its fact) 2. I am grateful I don't have any cognative difficulties, & gra...

Meeting Sarah

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 08 February 2017 - - - - - - · 47 views

I have just met up with my third overseas Strokenet member, Sarah Rademacher (in the past known as spacie1 and hostsarah now srademacher) and I met in Honolulu and spent time together in Waikiki as we had promised we would. Now I have met Barbara King (Babsz) and her husband Eddie who actually came and stayed with me many years ago and Ann Rogers and now...

8 years as a caregiver

Posted by ruthwilliam in ruthwilliam's Blog, 06 February 2017 - - - - - - · 233 views

Time flies...having fun or not. William is still not able to walk on his own. We do make it to the pool about 4 times a week. I have decreased our workout time to 30 minutes. We used to do an hour. That is about all that we do.
Our day goes as follows:
William gets up around 6 am and Wa Him to the recliner. He takes his morning meds and has something...

3 years and my daughter still doesn't understand

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 02 February 2017 - - - - - - · 214 views

My youngest daughter is moving into an apartment she sent me a text asked me if in my travels I could keep an eye out for the table for her cheap something like $20 I know what that means she wants me to hit the second hand stores to see if I can find a table for her and of course purchases it also with the 9 or 10 second hand stores in and around the are...

Let your Faith be bigger than your Fear!!

Posted by Grannyjudymac72 in Grannyjudymac72's Blog, 29 January 2017 - - - - - - · 235 views

Its been a long time since I wrote. Life seemed to be just too busy to sit down and write thoughts and feelings. A lot has happened since I wrote last year. I just went back and read my last blog in March of 2015. A lot has happened and a lot has not changed. Raymonds condition has gotten worse in a way, but his life style is pretty much the same. We...

Back on track

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 28 January 2017 - - - - - - · 34 views

Well the MRI is done and all is well. The spot on the liver is harmless according to the dr. Just a broken blood vessel. So all the travel plans have been reset and modified. We are now leaving the day after the Super Bowl. Lesley has reset her driving lesson and rebooked the campground for us. It is sooooo nice to have her helping to do such details with...

Hello 2017

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 27 January 2017 - - - - - - · 220 views

Hello all, 
It has been some time since I have done anything here. I told myself that I just need to post and stop thinking about it. I am happy to see another year. Holiday time was hard with my brother gone but I look forward to healing more this year. I have tried to keep myself busy so I just won't get bored and dwell on his death. I don't wa...

I am Not a Paid Caregiver

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 11 January 2017 - - - - - - · 85 views

I take care of my stroke survivor husband... been his caregiver since his stroke in 2004. I do not want a job as a caregiver to others. Caregiving is exhausting, but I do it out of commitment and obligation. When I get a break from it and leave him with paid caregivers, I don't want to spend my time taking care of someone else............I need the breaks...

The Tortoise and The Hare

Posted by Strokewife in Strokewife's Blog, 10 January 2017 - - - - - - · 313 views

One day a hare was bragging about how fast he could run. He bragged and bragged and even laughed at the tortoise; who was so slow. The tortoise stretched out his long neck and challenged the hare to a race, which, of course, made the hare laugh.  
"My, my, what a joke!" thought the hare. "A race, indeed, a race. Oh! What fun! My, my! a race, of cour...


Posted by smarshall in susancm's Blog, 18 December 2016 - - - - - - · 51 views

Things I'm grateful for, there are many, change for me every day; the list is ever growing.

Gratitude for me can be as simple as being able to feel the sun on my face, or hearing a bird sing, to the warmth I feel when I get a hug. (At this moment it's the imitation snowflakes falling on the screen!)

An 'attitude of gratitude' is a wonderful thing...

well its that time again, a very MerryChristmas to all my friends on stroke net

Posted by lharrison in lenny's Blog, 14 December 2016 - - - - - - · 467 views

tis the season to be jolly :thumbs up: time towish all of my friends a very merry Christmas to you :santasmiley: its that time to put the decorations :bell: maybe even a little eggnog :ChristmasTree: just a little wish to you :fireplace: a very merry Christmas to all of you and a very happy new year and a very speedy recovery

Let it Snow!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 10 December 2016 - - - - - - · 44 views

The first snow of the season came on Sunday December 4. When I left home at 8:30 am there was no snow. When I came out of the building at 10:30 my car was covered with snow. Of course, the snow removal tool was not in the car. So I used my hand (in glove) to wipe the snow off the back window. The wind shield wipers and hot air vents finished the snow remo...


Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 03 December 2016 - - - - - - · 586 views

Well yesterday started out like any normal day except I was doing a little housework for I was getting ready to go to my son's to be with him for his dad ( my ex husband) and his new girlfriend were leaving the next day for a flight to catch a cruise. So running around and doing cleaning wasn't anything new. I work better rushed and have done so in clean...

Do You Believe in Angels?

Posted by SweetMom in SweetMom's Blog, 15 November 2016 - * * * * * · 500 views

Do You Believe in Angels? I do, and this is why:
When I was 12 years old, we had just moved half way across the country from California to Texas. It was my 3 biological siblings and my stepbrother, my mom and my stepfather. My stepsister still lived in California. We were a Military family. Disciplined. My little brother and I had just began to walk b...

A good status change

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 31 October 2016 - * * * * * · 616 views

I've been waiting to see if my change of physical status was a transitory thing we get from time to time or more long term. Seems at this point it may be more of a long term healing effect.

Every since this started my right side has been weak and very prone to uncoordinated movement. However, for the last couple weeks my right leg has been more coordinat...

Abandoned and disheartened

Posted by Crusader8 in Crusader8's Blog, 29 October 2016 - - - - - - · 613 views

I had my first stroke in April 2016 in my home in Arcadia Ca. I tried to downplay what was happening as the symptoms were not sever. None the less, my wife called 911. I spent the night in the hospital and was told the following day that I indeed suffered a stroke. However minor, it was still a stroke. No permanent or temporary physical impairments. Jus...

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