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Hard to Explain

Posted by Abranson in 'Caregiver' seems to be inept title, 12 February 2016 - - - - - - · 3 views

This is a letter I found that I'm not even sure if I sent to a friend of mine on a writing website.

Hey friend,

I'm about to type some things and I'm not completely sure why and I definitely don't want to burden you or make you feel awkward but honestly I'm at a loss.

Have you ever had something happen in your life that you couldn't talk about to those...

27 months and still going Strong

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 12 February 2016 - - - - - - · 6 views

27 months ago today experience life altering cerebral hemorrhage and stroke when I think how far I've come and how much what a blessing life is and how fortunate I am to be here
It may be a very frigid February morning but when I think about my faceless friends names on a computer screen and their words of hope support encouragement and inspiration my en...

Thanks Katrina ( Cagedbird)

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 11 February 2016 - - - - - - · 22 views

It struck me how Katrina was a part of my psyche. I was heading back to my sons house when I became overwhelmed with the thoughts of dating again. How we were predisposed to many ideals of how 'Beauty makes you happy" I admit that for most of my life I've suffered from Body Dysmorphia. I've seen doctors and been in and out of therapists offices for years...

Jacquie's here, but Ray is not.

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 10 February 2016 - - - - - - · 30 views

It doesn't take much to get me stressed! I have some English visitors coming tomorrow. They fly into Sydney tonight and will be coming up on the train in the morning. I am so looking forward to this as it is my lovely cousin Jacquie who I stay with in England. She has known me since I was five, we became penfriends when she became a Brownie after I ha...

Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Ash Wenesday, Lincoln's Birthday And More

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 08 February 2016 - - - - - - · 19 views

February is filled with interesting holidays and other interesting events happening this week and all month long for that matter.... Starting with National Freedom Day last week and Groundhog Day there are about eleven days something is going on in the month of February 2016.... The 50th Superbowl was held on yesterday and the Denver Broncos was the winne...

Another small step

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 06 February 2016 - - - - - - · 47 views

If we had a fireplace I'd be in front of it with my stack of unread woodworking magazines but they'll have to wait for another day. I do miss my shop time and hope to get back out there shortly.

The wife is taking a trip with one of her gal-pals to a formal dinner some 70 miles away so I was doing the oil and other fluids check and she needed new wipers....

Another stroke anniversary & valentine day coming up fast

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 05 February 2016 - - - - - - · 43 views

My 12th year stroke anniversary is coming up in two days. My nightmare of delivering premature baby & loosing her day later & then suffering stroke day later of that will be tomorrow. I have come so far from my those initial years when I thought I would never find joy in living again, & will never be happy again. Who would have imagined after...

Thats What This Place Is For

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 05 February 2016 - - - - - - · 51 views

My roomie is 80. She gts braid extensions and manicures. She is from a family of 12 and has outlived so many family members. She outlived her husband of 51 years just 5 years ago. She said she endures dialysis for her niece and nephew who are like her own children and she never had any of her own.She used to live with her niece. She has a quick wit and wo...

Still Trying to Blog

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 05 February 2016 - - - - - - · 48 views

Will try this again....maybe the shortened version. Kelly is no longer with us ...let her go end of December. After two years she never could get the buttwiping 101 down right, still preferred taking Gary for walks or to shoot pool as opposed to finishing up the housework she was assigned to do, and was having too many problems in her personal life t...

Coping after a stroke

Posted by 25March2015 in 25March2015's Blog, 02 February 2016 - - - - - - · 55 views

This is my first time ever Blogging! So here goes! On March 25,2015, my life changed because of my stroke. My right side was affected. I have the movement back , Thank God! It took a lot of hard work on my part. My body has gone through so many changes. I have bladder problems and bowel problems, worst than before. I am so very Grateful be be alive, Truly...

Another year down and I'm not entirely sure where things are headed.

Posted by lydiacevedo in Conversations with myself, 01 February 2016 - - - - - - · 57 views

IT's been 5 years since the stroke that changed everything. I'm mostly happy and live is mostly the way I think I remember it being before. I love my job, doing technical writing for a restaurateur company - you may have heard of them. They own Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grille, Bonefish Grill and Flemmings. Everyone seems to be very happy wit...

Is This Really Happening?

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 28 January 2016 - - - - - - · 41 views

The day has come where my relationship with my son is almost at an end. I was right to be on guard when I thought things were getting better. My ex who never had an issue with how I talked to him before, now has an issue. I can't even ask him if he wants to go to church. I have to ask my ex and they will ask him if he wants to go. I have been taking...

Jump On The Bus

Posted by SweetMom in SweetMom's Blog, 28 January 2016 - - - - - - · 60 views
Big Blue Bus

Come on, Jump on the bus. This will be a bus for all of us that want to go for a ride, go on vacation, go to the store, wherever we want to go.
When I was caregiving my late husband, I belonged to an on-line caregiver support group. In that group, we went on vacation at times on big blue bus. It was a vent. So I hope y'all will go on vacation with me on...

Another Unexpected Change

Posted by RonA in RonA's Blog, 27 January 2016 - - - - - - · 53 views

My wife and I recently learned that she can no longer have a mammogram because of the disabling effect of her right-side ischemic stroke. Her left arm is too rigid to be positioned so that a mammogram can be performed. The good news is, she's now 70 and our doctor says that at that age mammograms aren't really necessary. While that is good to know I can't...

Be Grateful You're Alive

Posted by SweetMom in SweetMom's Blog, 27 January 2016 - * * * * * · 63 views

"Be Grateful You're Alive"....................I hear that a lot. I am grateful I'm alive, but I remember the me pre stroke and I'm not that fond of the me post stroke. My step daughter is a Nurse Practitioner and said its a miracle I wasn't worse. OK, I'm happy I am not worse than I am, but its hard to say I am grateful for being how I am now when I re...

"All About You"!!!!!

Posted by SweetMom in SweetMom's Blog, 24 January 2016 - - - - - - · 75 views

Ya know I used to work on a computer all day for almost 30 years and now I can't figure out how to do this or that. My husband is baffled by my inabilities to remember or figure things out and then he has to do it. I hear "Everything is always all about YOU!!!!!!" and then I think, UHOH, he needs a break.
I try not to make things "all about me" but I d...

Just a new years catch up

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 19 January 2016 - - - - - - · 57 views

Hi folks been slack with the Blog updates, so here's a quick update on me for the new year.

I've been going to the Running program at the rehab center for 6 weeks now, and it's a seriously full on session. It must be doing something as my legs ache the next day. I'm sort of glad I can only get enough time off work to do one session a week. The people...

9 years recovered!

Posted by jetjaguar72 in jetjaguar72's Blog, 19 January 2016 - - - - - - · 41 views

It unfortunately seems like the only time I get a chance to write is when I am reflecting on time and remembering how far I have come. Life is so different now. I still struggle with walking easily, but I walk! I have RAN with my son, who has grown so big and is just amazing! 6 years old! My career is in hyperdrive, really pushing my mental limits! I basi...

Some holiday pictures....

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 18 January 2016 - - - - - - · 66 views

Adelaide Oval .... scene of a big victory by the BBL Adelaide Strikers!

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The Blue Lake, Mount Gambier

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Second Valley, South Australia.

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Getting Married

Posted by Budweiser in Bill's Blog, 17 January 2016 - - - - - - · 34 views

Hello all, happy new year :). Been engaged for awhile now but we have a date now. Got a hall so we are getting married this year. New years eve 2016.


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