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100 things you probably don't know about me.

Posted by in Steve's Blog, 09 March 2005 - * * * * * · 793 views

Do we REALLY know each other?

I challenge other Stroke Network bloggers to make a list on their blog of 100 things we do not know about you!

1. I had a rare type of Brain Stem stroke on the Pons. It caused quadriplegia and loss of speech. My stroke happened in France while I was on a business trip. This occurred over 20 years ago in 1994.

Just Tooling Along

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 29 August 2015 - - - - - - · 7 views

Here it is the end of August. Where did summer go?? We have lots and lots of tomatoes. I serve tomatoes two different ways with each meal!! I did make some sauce and froze. I know we will appreciate it come winter. Today I made focaccia with tomatoes, onions and garlic. It is really good.

This week Jade the cat had her yearly vet visit. Shots are a legal...

Rain, rain go away

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 29 August 2015 - - - - - - · 18 views

It has been raining here almost everyday since mid July. Not the summer shower type but the big storms that drop 3-4" in 30 minutes. Flooded streets, overflowing retention ponds, rivers going to flood stage. It just doesn't stop and the grayness doesn't help the spirit. Now we have the remnants of Erika coming for the next couple days. YEA. :grrr:

On the...

Laugh for today

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 29 August 2015 - - - - - - · 18 views

I never wear a suit and tie to volunteer, so when I walked in the front door a fellow volunteer was working g the desk.
She said you look nice. I said the new company utaking us over iver Tuesday 9/1 /15. Didn't you get the memo about the new dress code? Then I told her I have a wedding this afternoon.
Then I went to the rehab floor I was greeted by on...

Sorry for the delay in posting.....

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 29 August 2015 - - - - - - · 27 views

It's been several days since my last blog, but there have been reasons:

1) my daughter, Mia, has moved into a new home, and Jules and I helped her.
2) our son, Nick, arrived at our place unexpectedly yesterday to stay for 48 hours.

There have been other minor reasons also,, but after blogging here and on the Nationsl Stroke Foundation (Australia) for...

Big Bob's 45th Birthday

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 28 August 2015 - - - - - - · 21 views

Today my big brother and fellow stroke survivor is 45 years old! :dunce: He looks good for an old man. :hehe: But I truly hope he is having a good day. My mom said she sent him a card and I will call him later. I wish I had money so we could go to see him on his birthday. Surprise him and take him out somewhere and give him a piece of cake. I am not...

sad times, trite sayings

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 28 August 2015 - - - - - - · 27 views

This entry is difficult to write and will not be the usual upbeat tone. Sadly Lesley's mum is likely not going to be with us very many more days. Lesley went to New Zealand last month for her annual visit. The first week went well, then mum got sick and wound up in the hospital. Mum is 92 so any hospital trips are always concerning. It appears her body is...

So Close To Death

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 28 August 2015 - - - - - - · 50 views

A woman on the ward died in her sleep. I did not know her well.
It reminds us all that every day is never guaranteed.
I forget about death. I avoid thinking,speaking of that foreign terrifyin thing. Perhaps because I have been sheltered from it really. I pause to it when I must,then living happens. My southern folk were closer to death,sitting with the...

Finally We Got Rain Yesterday

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 26 August 2015 - - - - - - · 14 views

We had been waiting a long time for rain and finally it came yesterday while I was taking a nap with my vehicle windows down more than usual thinking it would be really sunny day.... Well I got up to go let my SUV windows up and I got soaked real good all over by the time I got them rolled back up... My drivers seat was wet had to place a dry towel there...

using our experience to help others

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 26 August 2015 - - - - - - · 46 views

I know I have nothing to complain about really but I have been feeling quite lonely the last few days. It is still winter here and raining. I don't feel that it is just that, it is also the fact that if I want to talk to someone it is me that has to ring. I don't have friends who automatically ring me now. I do have lots of pleasant acquaintances and that...

have married such a great guy

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 25 August 2015 - - - - - - · 27 views

as I have said it before, due to my own immigrant experiences I firmly believe that when you work harder you get lucky & prosper financially. I know we did, & as I have seen lot of immigrants here in our state prosper. So my view on people who are still struggling is they are not working hard or smart way. hubby completely disagrees with me, he w...

Emotional About Gary's Stroke?

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 18 August 2015 - - - - - - · 61 views

Yesterday I ran out for a few hours while Kelly was here and then came home, picked up her and Gary and all our gear and we headed to the pool for a few hours before she had to leave. In the rush to get all our belongings, we forgot the bag that had Gary's gait belt, so we didn't even attempt to get him in the pool without it. Instead, we parked him in hi...

Yep! It's time I wrote again...

Posted by Grannyjudymac72 in Grannyjudymac72's Blog, 15 August 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

Well hello there dear friends. It's been a long time since I sat down here to write. I received two emails today telling me Happy Anniversary. A year ago I signed up here and was pretty faithful in reading and writing. But then I got all caught up in life and recovery. It's been a long year!! Some highs, lots of lows, but life it good. As you see we bo...


Posted by Richkelly1 in Richkelly1's Blog, 11 August 2015 - - - - - - · 79 views

my husband recently had a right thamalic hemorrhage stoke( about 2 months ago) , this was due because of prolong high blood pressure that we were unaware of. 3 weeks ago he was discharged from the hospital and now he is recovering at home with outpatient therapy 2 days a week . He suffers from short term memory loss, vision problems, and cognitive impairm...

Meeting at Hunters Hall

Posted by arogers in arogers' Blog, 30 July 2015 - - - - - - · 78 views

In May, 2005 I joined The Stroke Network as Caregiver to my husband who had suffered two major strokes. The same month, the same year a Caregiver from Australia joined. And the journey began.

Sue Wilkinson and I traveled closely through our husband's illnesses. It seemed as though if Bill had a crisis, Ray (Sue's husband) would ... or if Ray got ill, sur...

Caregiver's needs

Posted by Deigh in Deigh's Dalliances, 21 July 2015 - - - - - - · 74 views

My wife is one of the best caregivers one could ask for. Nothing is too much trouble for her and I am very aware of how much of a burden this could be so I do my best to make things easy for her. Firstly I insist that she continues with her own hobbies and group functions. We used to go out together weekly to a quiz. I was pretty useless and quite fran...

Day 346 07.07.2015 Grandma has passed away peacefully

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 08 July 2015 - - - - - - · 101 views

Day 346 07.07.2015 Grandma has passed away peacefully Hello all,

I don't want to say unfortunately as I know she's in peace now but grandma Adile has passed away in my mother's arms yesterday about noon time, 7th of July 2015, 346 days after her stroke on 2 August 2014. Her organs failed and that's our guess, her WBC count was 15000, about 2.5 times her normal, 6000, no fever, nothing, normal heart rate bu...

My Last Post

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 04 July 2015 - - - - - - · 94 views

I've made the decision to discontinue this blog for a couple of reasons:

I no longer have the energy for it.
My state of mind has drastically plummeted since starting this; initially, I thought/believed that I would "recover" more of my former self and abilities and that my posts would reflect a more positive reporting of and including a steady in...

Lauren has made his final transition

Posted by djs202 in djs202's Blog, 04 July 2015 - - - - - - · 111 views
end of life

Such a long/short journey. After a year and a half in the nursing home, Lauren developed a bowel obstruction and was transferred to the hospital on Monday, June 22. Though we originally planned emergency surgery to correct the obstruction, he began to fail pretty rapidly and we decided to cancel the already highly risky surgery. I became convinced there w...

if you live in CANADA,its time for a party party!!!!

Posted by lharrison in lenny's Blog, 01 July 2015 - - - - - - · 42 views


Trying to Keep Up

Posted by RonA in Venting, 25 June 2015 - - - - - - · 107 views

I have learned a lot since my wife had a stroke 20 months ago. I've learned to care for her, to modify things in our house, to find new gadgets and devices to help her be more comfortable and independent. Those are the good things I've learned. The not-so-good thing is that people who treat stroke patients are a very fragmented group whose members don't...

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