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Getting Wiser About Medication

Posted by RonA in RonA's Blog, 30 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1 views

For some time now, Dorothy has been groggy a lot. At first I thought it was simply part of the post-stroke phase but as time wore on I began to suspect other causes, especially medication. Her rehab doctor has never taken the initiative to reduce or elminate any of her drugs though he has increased the dosage of one. I am not drug-phobic but I do think th...

can this week be over yet .... PLEASE?!?!?

Posted by lmctrouble in Lynda's thoughts, 29 January 2015 - - - - - - · 26 views

On the bright side my Dr sent a note to HR stating that I can work no more than 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week - we'll see how well that goes over. Now for the bad news - I managed to slip and fall on a patch of ice last night and of course I landed on my affected side. I went to the Dr today just to make sure I hadn't damaged anything and she seems...

mental boredom and other rain affected problems

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 27 January 2015 - * * * * * · 55 views

The rains are here. In either January or February we have a long rainy period, today is the third day of what will probably be a week of coastal rain. As a single person I don't have a lot of stimulation so dull rainy days whether in winter or summer affect my mood. I cried over Ray for the first time in a while. I was thinking he should be having a nap n...

Been a while, again

Posted by JeriB in Dad's Journey (JeriB), 27 January 2015 - - - - - - · 37 views

Dad and I have had our moments over the past few months.

Today started an interesting thing. He seemed confused as to why the "buzzer/speaker" (controlled entry) moved on the wall. He was not sure of the address, he had to clarify the apt number. He said that today was the first time he'd been in the bathroom... feeling concerned... Sent him to his...

well..New beginnings right?

Posted by ksmith in Ksmith's Blog, 26 January 2015 - - - - - - · 43 views
anxiety, nervous, broke, positive

Hello all. It's been a looong while since I've blogged. My DVR ( Disability Vocational Rehabilitation) coach had passed the idea to me about blogging. I'm not very good at this but here ya go. I talk a lot but I really don't like talking a lot about me. Honestly. I'll ice the cake as they say but don't like to make the filing. ( crap.. Sassy got my thinki...

Things Change

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 24 January 2015 - - - - - - · 55 views

I have been a tourist these days getting out of the house into the warm sun and going places again. I cut my meds in half too which has been working to my surprise. I have to deal with pain though but I have to balance out having more mind or more pain. I have had a ball out after christmas sale shopping and going places that are not as crowded in January...

Bowl Weeks and Other Stuff

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 22 January 2015 - - - - - - · 42 views

I've been trying to get all my errands done before all the craziness sets in with people coming in for the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl. We've already had too many crazy drivers on the road with the recent Barrett-Jackson car auction and now the bowl games and the Phoenix Open coming up.

Heard from Gary's niece that she and her husband from Seattle will b...

From: I'm being forced out of my apartment because I can't afford it anymore because I can't find a job that allows me to work from home

Posted by cheryl10025 in cheryl10025's Blog, 21 January 2015 - - - - - - · 114 views

Source: I'm being forced out of my apartment because I can't afford it anymore because I can't find a job that allows me to work from home

It has been awhile !

Posted by wiremanranch in wiremanranch's Blog, 20 January 2015 - - - - - - · 58 views

It's been awhile since I have posted anything. Life has been too busy, needs to slow down a little. Everything is going well. We just got back from a Eastern Caribbean Cruise that went to San Juan, St Thomas, and St Maarten. The change in the weather was nice as we left Jan 10th and ended Jan 17th. I was in the 70's and 80's while back home it was terribl...

Cookie Also Conquered the Dallas Sheraton

Posted by lydiacevedo in Conversations with myself, 20 January 2015 - - - - - - · 49 views

As I recounted earlier, Cookie Monster and I made our way to Dallas for a week long training conference. He took the airport, flight and ride to the hotel in stride, like he was born to it. I'm glad one of us is so confident. Maybe, one day, some of his will rub off on me.

So, we checked in at the hotel and another bellman, well, bell-lady, took our lug...

Super Bowl 49 Teams, Seahawks & New England Patroits

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 19 January 2015 - - - - - - · 37 views

I will bet some of you here will go see the super bowl game in Arizona and I wish I was going too but that is not possible in my physical condition... It's going to be a good Super bowl game just as both games were yesterday!!!

I was surprised the Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks with such a big lead but they did!!!!

Two Ideas to begin 2015!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 17 January 2015 - - - - - - · 62 views

Happy New Year!! Hope is a good one for you!

I have two ideas to share.

Used Dryer Sheets. What do you do with used dryer sheet? Chances are they go immediately in the garbage. I was reading an article the other day that suggested using used dryer sheets to clean the spots off the bathroom faucet between cleanings. I tried it. It works. It is also great...

Thoughts on post stroke driving

Posted by ajcee in ajcee's Blog, 17 January 2015 - - - - - - · 77 views
Thoughts On Post Stroke Drivi

Although I enjoyed driving and making cross country trips, I had no choice but to surrender my license 7 years ago. This decision left me without access to transportation other than a county jitney that offers curbside service for disabled individuals within the county, but usually takes sixty or ninety minutes to and from the the destination for short tr...

I'm back, after 8 YEARS!

Posted by jetjaguar72 in jetjaguar72's Blog, 17 January 2015 - - - - - - · 65 views

So many emotions right now... Pride that I've lasted and thrived, joy that my life is better with my little son and beloved wife and sadness that I left such a dear resource behind as life got busy...
First off, after almost exactly 8 years after my stroke, I'm doing fantastic. I can walk well, feel better, even lost 45 pounds! I've been looking into doin...

it takes courage to believe best is yet to come

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 16 January 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views

as you all know we are going through college application process right now. & his high SAT scores & good GPA has made us apply to all top tier & second tier colleges. Its hard to accept rejection letters from lot of this colleges. I get so scared & discouraged about what lies in future for our son. Initially he was interested in direct m...

My Fair Share

Posted by Onehandcan in Onehandcan's Blog, 14 January 2015 - - - - - - · 61 views

Beginning in 2003 I observed 3 years of my life pass me by from my recliner. Unbeknownst to me I had fractured a vertebrae, which upon fracturing shot off bone fragments that lodged in my sciatic nerve root. The pain was excruciating and for years the source of the pain was hidden from all the experts inspite of repeated MRIs, X-rays, tests, medical consu...

folly down

Posted by follys in follys' Blog, 14 January 2015 - - - - - - · 78 views

hard fall yesterday. was out for my little walk and did not have my heavy carhart jacket on but my light spring jacket . coming back was ~ 1mi from home when my right boot snagged my left boot. when something like this happens there are no options but down! and my right arm was by my side so my right shoulder took a hard hit on the road followed by a hi...

Venturing deeper into hell

Posted by molly2350 in molly2350's Blog, 12 January 2015 - - - - - - · 90 views

Sorry I haven't updated. Seems like there are no more breaks in life and I've reached a point where I sometimes just want to up and leave but my heart and love for my husband keeps me steadfast in my duties.

Buck was released from the hospital after more than a month in icu. Since we could never afford insurance and Oklahoma is the worst state almost fo...

Preparing for what's to come

Posted by Broken247 in Broken247's Blog, 11 January 2015 - - - - - - · 78 views

This is a nightmare that just seems to continue. I cannot imagine how one person can endure so much and still be here on Earth.

Kevin had to be rushed to the hospital on 12/1 due to breathing difficulties. This of course came back to aspiration pneumonia, again! I was away on business when my daughters had to make the call and try to make sure their dad...

Do not try this at home...

Posted by DeanS in DeanS' Blog, 10 January 2015 - - - - - - · 72 views

So..., i wake each day with wondering if my mind and body will continue to function and improve or at least maintain. So far so good, my head is getting more and more clear (most days), my body is also improving, and i honestly think the fog (drug induced) of the last year has lifted. This is causing me to reconsider life, as i find myself in the posit...

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