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I Can Read!

Posted by CarolR in Carol's Blog, 12 July 2016 - - - - - - · 72 views

I Can Read!

Reading has always been a huge part of my life. I read for relaxation, entertainment, knowledge or escape. Books have taken me to faraway places or distant times or just explored ideas I would not have otherwise considered. I was the kid under the covers with a book and a flashlight. School reading lists weren’t used just to choose a book f...

There’s a raccoon in a trap!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 22 July 2016 - - - - - - · 11 views

On Monday my sister discovered in the corner of our backyard, against the fence, an animal trap with a baby raccoon inside. Yikes! We had no idea where the trap came from. Marge called the town hall who said to call the police. The police sent out an officer. He was able to turn over the trap to see a phone number on the bottom. He asked his dispatcher to...

my very proudest moment my grandson graduating

Posted by lharrison in AmbassadorLenny's Blog, 21 July 2016 - - - - - - · 13 views
july, 21st

well as you know from my galleries that I posted on stroke net on my family I have a grandson Christian , the absolute love of my life, well on Wednesday my grandson Christian is graduating from elementary and will be carrying on to high school, WOW!!!!! can you believe it?

A speed bump on my recovery road.

Posted by Jayallen in Jayallen's Blog amazing days, 19 July 2016 - - - - - - · 27 views

I've always expected continuous Improvement. I am still seeing them 2.5 years later.
My speed bump happened yesterday. I discovered my depth perception is much more severe than I knew.
I missed a step at the library and fell I hurt my knee and broke my glasses and of course my pride.
My visual impairment has moved from frustrating to emfarassing now to...

celebrating our silver jubilee together with prayer service & get together

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 19 July 2016 - - - - - - · 19 views

Today is very special day when we both are celebrating our silver jubilee anniversary. We decided to do our housewarming party & our silver jubliee anniversary both on last weekend. It was so much fun I am blessed to have great family & friends so get together was lot of fun. I feel longer u stay together your day start to hold more meaning. w...

I think I'll go to the casino What The Heck?

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 17 July 2016 - - - - - - · 24 views

I'm slow not to steady on my feet so I'm thinking if I get on my scooter and ride around the casino floors play a few of the machines I might get real lucky and hit one of them for a few quarters and take my mind off not being able to walk very good.....

My wife wants to go play some so I may as well follow her since she is off work this coming week whil...

Moving forward

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 17 July 2016 - - - - - - · 26 views

It's taken me years to get comfortable being on my own. A caregiver of a person who has many deficits and many needs becomes joined at the hip to the one he or she cares for. I think that is what makes it so difficult to recover from that separation and death, not only the sense of loss and the love you bore them but also the joined at the hip factor. I l...

Coffee With the Cops

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 11 July 2016 - - - - - - · 60 views

Coffee With the Cops It's early Monday morning and I can't sleep - I mean really early ...like 2 a.m. early. The dogs woke me up when they both needed to go out to potty, so here I am with brain spinning and sleep eluding me again. I had planned to go to the coffee with the cops meeting this morning at the clubhouse, but will definitely need a few more hours sleep before I go...

My Favorite Theme

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 10 July 2016 - - - - - - · 60 views

I just changed my theme to Summer. I love this cheery background that makes me feell all summery. I had another theme up and then I didn't even have one just used the plain. But the background inspires and encourages me. I am so glad we have these to choose from. Ilike this on so much.
Do you have a favorite?

4th of July

Posted by ruthwilliam in ruthwilliam's Blog, 04 July 2016 - - - - - - · 75 views

Today is the 4th of July. I was going to take William to the pool. But, I am having second thoughts about that. It is very early in the morning 5AM. Yes, I am still waking up early. William has been acting up at the pool. I don't think that I want to put up with that today. I have explained to him that I do water therapy for him for his benefit and...

Pizza day.....

Posted by Mitch04 in Mitch's Blog, 28 June 2016 - - - - - - · 536 views

It's the second to last day of my pain course.....and the class is making and cooking pizzas. What this has to do with my pain confounds me. But I am making one, anyway. Instead of a tomato base, as everyone else is making, I have decided on olive oil and garlic...just to be different.

As the pizzas bake in the ovens, the OT is questioning us in our p...

What's Next

Posted by Punch1021 in Punch1021's Blog, 24 June 2016 - - - - - - · 72 views

The month of June has been a blur for me. Tomorrow will make two weeks since my brother's funeral. I am still in disbelief he is gone. Today I could have used some of his humor. Better yet to be with me and give me some comfort. When my brother was alive I would often think about how life would be if he could have texted me, called or better yet if he...

A personalized approach to rehabilitation

Posted by kukzee in kukzee's Blog, 19 June 2016 - - - - - - · 92 views

A suggestion to a personalized approach to rehabilitation.
i had a stroke in 2008, in the beginning you didn't know when and where to start your rehabilitation. After a month in intensive rehab I was discharged and transferred to an outpatient setting. The outpatient setting unfortunately didn't maintain the pace obtained during the inpatient setting. I w...

Flight of the Swallows

Posted by Strokewife in Strokewife's Blog, 18 June 2016 - * * * * * · 80 views

High under the arch of the front entry there is a bird nest mounted. It is a mass of mud, grass and sticks. That nest has existed there for 15 years. It is the home of swallows.

Our house was built fifteen years ago just off set from a golf course. There wasn’t much surrounding the area. No major thorough fair, minimal housing, and lots of vegetation...

8 months in

Posted by stockflyer in Stockflyer's Blog of Success, 15 June 2016 - - - - - - · 87 views


I've been reading others blogs and really get a lot of enjoyment from them. I figure they are really helpful so thought I would try my own. Read if you want.

I'm now about 8 months post stroke. Many things are looking up, but there are still a bunch of issues.

I am lucky compared to some in that I didnt' get any paralysis. I am very weak though...

i am asking for advice please

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 08 June 2016 - - - - - - · 131 views

I am going through a tough time right now with trying to explain to my ex husband that being divorced and me being disabled, doesn't mean I am available for watching our son all of the time. His ( ex) theory is because I am his mother, I am supposed to be with our son when there is a need. I have tried to explain to my ex husband that just because the fac...

So the leg cast is off

Posted by heathber in heather's Blog - Heather was here, 01 June 2016 - - - - - - · 80 views

Hi folks,
Surgery was done on May 5th, and they took the lower leg cast off this morning, How I'll get through this again but longer if they do the tendon transfer I don't know. 4 weeks nearly sent me demented.

The surgery was planned to be calf lengethen, rec-fem lengthen and tib ant split tendon transfer. But once they started they found that the ca...

Just the two of us....

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 28 May 2016 - - - - - - · 123 views

Lesley and I are realizing it is just the two of us in the end. I have no family to speak of. She is learning that her family is changing and our lives are changing so there is a divergence of wishes, thoughts, and goals. Her mum is soon 94 and her life revolves around the day she finds her self in. Her health is deteriorating some but she is still amazin...

aloha everybodys

Posted by lharrison in lenny's Blog, 26 May 2016 - - - - - - · 93 views

Well i just got back from my vacation i went on a cruise the princess cruise ship , the star princess. We went to hawaii, we went with my wife and my daughter and my grandson. I posted pictures of our trip on facebook , i had a great time i have never been to hawaii and none of us have so it was alot of fun. I took my scooter with me and i notice that a...

Eleven Years!

Posted by aanaruk in aanaruk's Blog, 21 May 2016 - - - - - - · 79 views

This week (just passed) marked my eleven year anniversary into my third life ( I was born, I was Baptized, then I survived!)

As I do every year, I send an annual note of thanks out to the four hospitals and four teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, lab workers etc that had anything to do with my recovery. Here is this year's (much shorter than normal)...

Made it through the first 2 evaluations for a clinical trial

Posted by scottm in scottm's Blog, 18 May 2016 - - - - - - · 121 views

After filling out a clinical trial eligibility form quite some time back, the phone rang about a month ago. Took awhile to grasp who was calling but apparently my questionnaire had made it through several selection criteria to make it to a trial team at University of California at San Francisco. Did a phone interview and they said I was a preliminary matc...

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