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A new reality

Posted by Pearls in When your soul dies, 19 September 2014 - - - - - - · 25 views

Five months in and everyone keeps saying "Look how far you've come". Yesterday i walked and talked at the same time! First you learn to stand, then you learn to sit in a wheelchair and do toilet transfers and bed transfers. Next i used a hemi-walker. I walked with a staff and then a cane. All of those with a Gait belt on of course. Safety first. My firs...

getting through the tough days

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 19 September 2014 - - - - - - · 28 views

It is two years today since Ray died. Because I knew I was going to sit here and mope and cry I went off to the local shopping centre. I did the girlie shopping, had a chat to about 8 people from the church, four from Lions and a couple from my Stroke recovery group. Then in came the friend I often have coffee with ( she looks after her stroke affected so...

My Lungiversary

Posted by Rose Smith in Rose Smith's Blog, 18 September 2014 - - - - - - · 35 views

Yesterday was the 6 year anniversary of my double lung transplant, during which I suffered my stroke.
The transplant saved my life.
The stroke changed my life.

It was a steep price to pay, but I have lived to watch my son grow up and see my husband embark on a second career as a middle school teacher. I've been able to see my parents reach their 90's, an...


Posted by Budweiser in Bill's Blog, 17 September 2014 - - - - - - · 30 views

Hello all

Haven't been on for awhile for here's my latest. I'm engaged and live together now with her 2 kids. Downside I had to put my Budweiser down in May 2014. Hardest thing I ever had to do but was thinking for him and not myself. I will try to get back on more here.


1 million views of my blog - Deans' Stroke Musings

Posted by dreinke in oc1dean's Blog, 17 September 2014 - - - - - - · 69 views

And it only took 4 years 1 month. www.oc1dean.blogspot.com
I like having my own blog where I can say completely outrageous things like the entire stroke medical world is f-bombed up, and then prove it by pointing to research they should be following. This does not meet Dale Carnegies book, 'How to Win Friends and Influence People'. I will need someone el...

almost a year-feeling odd

Posted by Englishrose in Englishrose's Blog, 16 September 2014 - - - - - - · 79 views

Well it's almost a one year anniversary (17 October) since my stroke. I've been thinking about that pretty much for the last few weeks, how a day started fine and ended with me in hospital unable to move my left side.

I've found comments on here very helpful- you see I look and sound pretty much ok now but I cannot write very well, my left hand still nee...

day45 09.16.2014 grandma's first step :)

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 16 September 2014 - - - - - - · 56 views

Hello and good morning, 08:33am, tuesday, day45...

Mom reported that grandma had taken her first step forward and then back with very little help! Truly amazing stuff...The PT has told mom that they should now try to make grandma stand-up and see if she can stand up and stay in that position! Well she did...and the doctors said she will be kept there i...

when you want something in life whole universe inspires to help you

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 15 September 2014 - - - - - - · 45 views

As most of you I loved reading spiritual books and love oprah's super soul sunday series on her OWN network where she interviewed Author of book Alchemist. I loved his thoughts & believed in them since I have seen becoming true in my own life. His one of the suggestion was any time you want something in life then don't give up on it because of fear of...


Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 13 September 2014 - - - - - - · 62 views

Another week has gone by. Here it is mid Sept and we are having early Nov weather. Geesh!

My sister has been having problems with her hip so she agreed to three weeks of having someone else mow our lawn. Actually I have been trying to talk her into giving up mowing the lawn for two years. She is 74, not 24! Anyway this week is the third week so we shall...

Home Care Team

Posted by johnk6749 in johnk6749's Blog, 13 September 2014 - - - - - - · 122 views

I feel like the Home Care Team has become the Home Invasion Team. They are passing each other in the doorway coming and going. I have been told by most of them to look into bringing in more people. I told them that there have been more people in this house in the past 2 weeks than in the past 20 years.

Yesterday Mom had what I would call a good session w...

My Big Knee Operation 12 September 2014

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 11 September 2014 - - - - - - · 70 views

Well tomorrow 9/12/14 is operation day for me on my right knee, I will be so glad to get this operation over with so I can try to walk again and stand up on my own!! These last two weeks has been a pain in the butt for me not being able to even stand up or walk on my own!! I sat on my bed all day and must wait for my wife to come home and help me walk to...

Wet and Wild

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 09 September 2014 - - - - - - · 84 views

Wet and Wild Yesterday was a record setting day in the Phoenix area. Officially the city of Phoenix got 3.26 inches of rain over a 24 hr. period - last record was set in the late 1930s at around 2.5 or so. The cities of Mesa and Chandler got over 6 inches, and we got nearly 4 inches in Scottsdale. It started coming down hard around 2:30 a.m. and woke me from a sound s...

Time stood stll

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 08 September 2014 - * * * * * · 90 views

Well I've been helping my ex husband out with getting our son ready and off to school for he is working out of state and has to leave about 4:45a and my son's bus comes at 8:10a. I don't mind for I'm not working yet. Well I'm not one to really blog but I'm going through a strange experience, in my mind I feel like I never left and it's been almost a year...

Something good to report!!

Posted by Grannyjudymac72 in Grannyjudymac72's Blog, 07 September 2014 - - - - - - · 112 views

Hello fellow StrokeNet family. Yes you are now part of my family. I can come to you for all of my thoughts, my goods and my bads!! Well today I come with a good for a change. Yesterday a few minutes after I took the e-stim off of Rays arm, I noticed what looked like a finger moving all by itself. I said "did you see that!!" I was amazed, delighted and...

We did Wyoming!

Posted by 1967stingray in 1967stingray's Blog, 05 September 2014 - - - - - - · 142 views

Our trip to Wyoming had its ups and downs, but overall we had one of the best times of our life. Ray’s incontinence issues didn’t cause much of a problem until the morning we were leaving there. Got Ray up at 4AM to find the sheet, and the mattress cover, wet; it was still dark so I’m not sure about the mattress itself. That felt the tiniest bit damp...

Water herapy

Posted by Akmom3 in Akmom3's Blog, 04 September 2014 - - - - - - · 110 views

Has anyone done water therapy??i was thinking about trying it ,I have been going to P.T.twice a week,very painful and stressful,

11 months since aug 5

Posted by follys in follys' Blog, 02 September 2014 - - - - - - · 86 views

its been 11 months since my aug 5 mild stroke. the year was kind of uneventful except for the sudden disturbance of my ability to swallow as I had done. namely in the morning of june 21st I was able to eat bread, and in the evening had difficulty swallowing it. the disturbance has remained. did the barium swallow and the comment of the dr was I swallo...

My First Blog

Posted by KarenFarris in KarenFarris' Blog, 01 September 2014 - - - - - - · 159 views

Hi. My name is Karen. This is my first blog. My husband, Keith, had a stroke on September 19, 2013 - almost a year ago. I thought by now I would really have a handle on all of this and I don't! In the beginning I was in utter shock - the stroke, the surgery, icu, rehab, coming home and then out-patient therapy and there was no time to really process i...

Another dog. For our family. Susie Q

Posted by ruthpill in ruthpill's Blog, 31 August 2014 - - - - - - · 64 views

My neighbor passed away today. I am taking care of her two dogs. One will be picked up the grand-daughter and wm and I will take over the one that iAd bought for her. All of the dogs related really well to one another. I guess what is one more. .? Or we shall see. It makes me sad to think of Ann being gone but she was ready, really bad Copd. It...

Bad Day for Me, Yesterday...Oh No, What's next?!

Posted by LadyRose in LadyRose's Blog, 18 August 2014 - - - - - - · 130 views

On Saturday, the 16th I had a really enjoyable day outside attending a friend's birthday party but the good day was, unfortunately, followed by a bad day yesterday (Sunday, August 17th)... I spent 4 hours at the hospital ER. I had got out of bed in the AM , hubby did not and my son was on another level of the house. After using the bathroom, I went to th...

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