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100 things you probably don't know about me.

Posted by in Steve's Blog, 09 March 2005 - * * * * * · 630 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.

My physical Condition Has Changed

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 01 August 2015 - - - - - - · 8 views

Well you all I don't get around much any more, my walking has gone away from what it was when I first got out the hospital 12 years ago... So I know without having another stroke my physical abilities has changed every since our trip to to Vegas back earlier this year when I mentioned my falls on the shuttle buss.... Then I had my right knee operated on t...

I shed a tear today of joy

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 01 August 2015 - - - - - - · 12 views

I hung around an extra hour and net the patients wife , I gave her the cliff note version of my stroke and mentioned how the daughter said I gave her hope for her father. Then the patient even with speech issues from the stroke and English not hisfirst language he said as I shook his hand he said ," you give hope me "
That was one of the most beautiful...

Need a Break from the Heat

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 01 August 2015 - - - - - - · 16 views

Need a Break from the Heat July has been a very hot month - very few days under the triple digits and I'm getting a little tired of it. I've had a heat rash under my boobs for over 2 weeks and nothing, I mean NOTHING seems to help. I've tried medicated powders, corn starch, and even diaper rash ointment but the pain and itching continues and I've been avoiding going to the pool bec...

Not a great deal to report

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 31 July 2015 - - - - - - · 35 views

The past 48 hours have been dreary. In fact, I don't know why I'm even bothering to report anything. But I know if I don't blog, I will become lazy and eventually nothing will happen. So, in brief, this is what has occurred during the past 48 hours:

..I went to Gisborne to attend a cluster meeting of all the five Men's Shed that operate in the Macedo...

Meeting at Hunters Hall

Posted by arogers in arogers' Blog, 30 July 2015 - - - - - - · 36 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...

My blog is all about things I think about & also growing up in wisdom

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 30 July 2015 - - - - - - · 33 views

I started this blog to just write about ordinary things about my life which makes life extraordinary. Though as I get thoughtful comments on my blogs, it has made my blog into my self discovery & growing up in wisdom. My stroke suddenly awakened me from my sleepwalking through life & made me question lot of things like who am I. I realized I was a...

problems with pain management in a nursing home

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 29 July 2015 - - - - - - · 45 views

I have a diagnosis of central pain syndrome.
I need pain pills around the clock.
I have to ask for norco to get it here.I asked the doc here for an order to get it around the clock. She said no. I called my pain doc,my pcp too, and they said they cant help me in here. I set my phone alarm and I ask for it.But sometimes I sleep through becuz I forget to se...

Overdue Update

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 24 July 2015 - - - - - - · 31 views

I discovered that I have not updated my blog since May 9. Yikes. Guess there is always something else to do, LOL.

We are in the full swing of summer here. It is a little warmer, and we have had lots and lots of rain. Finally our drainage system was redone. We have been working to get the company who first put in the system in 2008 to repair it. Last year...

Caregiver's needs

Posted by Deigh in Deigh's Dalliances, 21 July 2015 - - - - - - · 47 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...

Mission completed - Faucet installed

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 18 July 2015 - - - - - - · 40 views

It took about 3.5 hours but we have a new kitchen faucet, one of those hose pullout jobs to replace the old, basic faucet which gave its all since the kids were, well, kids.
We had bought this tool for doing the work of one of those sink wrenches. It worked well as it is large enough for me to grasp and exhibit some control over while turning it.

Day 346 07.07.2015 Grandma has passed away peacefully

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 08 July 2015 - - - - - - · 73 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...

Summer Vacation

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 07 July 2015 - - - - - - · 43 views

I am home in my native state of South Carolina for a nice week long vacation. Before I drove here I had some anxiety about having another stroke. Just when I think I am over having them something triggers it. Maybe it's because of all the work I have been doing and the stress of my leaking ceiling is the blame. But nonetheless I made it home safe and soun...

My Last Post

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 04 July 2015 - - - - - - · 74 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 - - - - - - · 84 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 - - - - - - · 29 views


Trying to Keep Up

Posted by RonA in Venting, 25 June 2015 - - - - - - · 90 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...

Feeling Good

Posted by anthony49 in anthony49's Blog, 24 June 2015 - - - - - - · 50 views

I just finished my 3rd short story about my time in the rehabilitation center-" My Stroke and The Journey Back The Third Leg of The Journey". It is a Kindle ebook on Amazon. If you are a caregiver or someone you know is having difficulties with their disability, I hope sharing my experience can help.

My 100 things you don't know about me!

Posted by Tinamomof2 in Tinamomof2's Blog, 18 June 2015 - - - - - - · 50 views

I have enjoyed reading other people's so thought I would try it!

1. Born, raised and have lived in Indiana all my life.

2. I have only lived in 4 houses in my 48 years of life.

3. I only have 1 sister

4. I live in the country

5. 35 miles east of Indianapolis

6 When I was a kid we had a trailer fire and lost everything we owned except the clothes...

100 things

Posted by smallory in Steve's Blog, 17 June 2015 - - - - - - · 36 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!

Who am I? A blog from many years ago.

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 16 June 2015 - - - - - - · 79 views

As Steve is reviving "100 things you didn't know about me" I went back and found this old blog of mine called "Who am I?" which was a challenge from a member who was very active at that time called Susan Lowe. It is another way of putting together a list about yourself. Mine has a genealogical flavour (so I am a complex person...lol) and I thought I would...

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